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Conn, Andersson lead AG Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes
26 Jun 2020
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

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Net Father & Son co-leaders Randall and Jordan Schwartz
Net Father & Son co-leaders Randall and Jordan Schwartz

Texas teams have faired well at the Two Man Links Championship over its 19 year history.

2020 is proving no different, as Randall Conn and Johan Andersson of Trophy Club are out to the 36-hole lead at 1-over 144 gross.

If those scores look high for a best-ball event consider the tournament's opening round, when sustained gusts of 35 mph at Pacific Dunes had most of the field holding on for dear life on Hole Nos. 10-13, which played straight into the north wind. And if you were able to get your ball onto the putting surface in regulation, standing up straight to hole putts posed another problem altogether.

But at least most of us were playing our own clubs -- Randall Conn's didn't arrive on time and he was forced to play with rentals in those conditions. He and Andersson did well to keep things close enough to par (4-over 75 best-ball) to allow their 69 today at Bandon Dunes to vault them into first place overall gross in the 21 team field.

On Thursday, the Conn/Andersson duo recorded just a single birdie. (Heck, pars felt like birdies on some holes that played into the wind, and Conn was playing with borrowed clubs.)

But Friday, the wind calmed down (at least on the front nine), the tee times were earlier, and it was warm enough for some brave souls to wear shorts. Conn and Andersson took full advantage, recording five birdies and never "topping" each other with birdies on the same hole. Bogeys on No. 5 and 17 (the latter playing with a tricky crosswind and front hole location) caused them to give back two of those red numbers, but they lead both the overall gross (by a single shot over two teams) and the senior division gross (by two shots over multiple past champions Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple).

Bryan Jeziorski and Kevin McSorley of New Jersey had the low gross round of the day today, a 5-under 67 at Bandon Dunes. The are tied second with David and Kevin Cannon at 2-over 145.

NET DIVISION

If the gross 67 by Bryan Jeziorski and Kevin McSorley sounds good as the gross round of the day, how about their net 59?

That score, coming off an opening round of 1-over 72 at Pacific Dunes, puts them at 12-under net and in command by two shots over two father/son teams -- Randall and Jordan Schwartz (pictured) and Daniel and Sam Licursi. The Schwartz team hail from Northern California; the Licursi duo is from Thousand Oaks, in Southern California.

There is plenty of golf left - tomorrow's third round is at the resort's newest course, Sheep Ranch, which opened June 1. Course co-designer Ben Crenshaw is on property this week, by the way. He played behind us this afternoon on The 13 hole par-3 course Bandon Preserve, which he also designed (along with Bandon Trails -- this writer's favorite).

FATHER SON DIVISION

Dave and Kevin Cannon (2-over 145) lead the gross father/son division by a single shot over Daniel and Sam Licursi. Randall and Jordan Schwartz are tied for the net lead with the Licursi duo after an 11-under 61 today vaulted them up to 10-under net after 36-holes.

WE'RE PLAYING THE 19TH ANNUAL - BUT WE ALMOST DIDN'T

The Two Man Links Championship tournament almost missed its 19th playing due to COVID-19. Originally scheduled for late April, we cancelled the event -- originally slated for 40 teams with half of them in the father/son division -- in it's entirety as the resort shut down from mid-April to mid-May.

When a window of opportunity opened for June, many of the teams who play every year opted to go, and we had a tournament again. Many drove from the San Francisco Bay Area and as far as San Diego. But some decided to fly, and while most had no incidents many experienced travel delays and flight changes that made the journey here a circuitous (and time consuming) one.

A shout out to the entire staff at Bandon Dunes and to all of the players who are here with us this week -- playing golf at Bandon Dunes is allowing us all to clear our heads for the week and spend some quality father/son and friendship time together.

ABOUT THE AGC Two Man Links

** We have hit our field limit but are working to open up more spots in the field.

- If you are interested in playing in the 2021 Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes, please contact us (priority will be given to AmateurGolf.com members; see membership info here).

- If your partner has already registered, contact us to receive an access code to complete your registration.

He who hesitates is lost. And this year's 20th celebration of the Two Man Links Championship is going to fill quickly - so don't wait! Join us for AmateurGolf.com's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort - site of the 2020 U.S. Amateur! The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net and Father & Son Divisions (with gross and net prizes) and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

GEORGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS FATHER & SON CHAMPIONSHIP
AmateurGolf.com is pleased to announce that the tournament now includes a Father/Son division with gross and net prizes as well as eligibility for the overall championship in either division.
WHAT'S INCLUDED:

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each of the resort's courses
(1) gala tournament dinner (golf attire fine)
$10,000 in prizes (based on 80 players)
Tournament awards for division winners
Welcome gifts for all players

ITINERARY

Course Note: All divisions will play Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and Sheep Ranch. Since we will use two courses each day, we won't know the course assignments until the field is full and the divisions have been broken down. But don't worry, no matter where you fall, you'll stay with your partner, and play all four courses.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Arrival day, golf at player's expense today for those that arrive early enough or complimentary use of awesome range
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Friday, April 23, 2021
Tournament Round 1
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Tournament Round 2
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Tournament Round 3
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- MacDonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 26, 2021
Final Round
- morning tee times tbd based on number of players -- please check out of your room prior to play unless arrangements have been made to stay over
- Tournament Awards immediately following play at Bandon Trails.

Divisions
Championship
For teams with a suggested combined handicap index of 16.0 or lower. This division is played best-ball at scratch from the Green Tees. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and optional skins games will be held daily.
Senior Championship
For teams with suggested combined handicap of 16.0 or lower, where both are aged 50+. Play from Green Tees, except those aged 65+ may elect to play from Gold Tees. Teams in this division are eligible to win the overall title. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.
Net
For teams with a suggested combined handicap of 36.0 or lower. Play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18. Play from Green Tees, except that those aged 65+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.
Father/Son
Father/Son division with gross and net prizes as well as eligibility for the overall championship in either the Championship or Net division.
PRICING OPTIONS (per player)
$100 -- Non-refundable deposit holds a spot in the tournament until January 1, 2020. Please use a card with an exp date after Feb, 2021 and which you wish the balance to be billed to.

$2650 -- ** DOUBLE OCCUPANCY **
(rooming with another tournament player only) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of prizes plus welcome gifts for all players

$3295 -- ** CHROME LAKE LOFT **
(separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area). includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

$3150 -- ** SINGLE OCC. - LODGE OR INN **
includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

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