AG Two Man Links Championship 36-hole update
24 Apr 2021
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Conrad Figueroa tries to stand up straight at Bandon Trails
Conrad Figueroa tries to stand up straight at Bandon Trails

With two rounds completed at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Scott Pitts and Danny Lovell continue to lead the gross division of the Two Man Links Championship.

But with the Oregon coastal weather showing it's teeth, the experienced players in the field took advantage of their ability to strive forward, especially at Sheep Ranch -- the most exposed course on the property.

The newest of Bandon Dunes' five 18-hole courses -- designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw -- has no sand bunkers, but not very many trees either.

That means that many of the holes were either straight downwind, or right into the face of a full gale. Jack Anthony, playing with his son Jason, was the epitome of a "gamer" standing on the 17th tee, a drivable par-4 along the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.

Despite being bundled up, and wearing two rain gloves like Phil Mickelson, Antony never changed his routine throughout the difficult day.

With the biggest shoulder turn he could muster, Anthony powered a drive to within 15-feet on the par, and two-putted for birdie. That drove he and son Jason (a top Mid-Am golfer from Northern California) to tie the low round of the day (with Jeramie Ellison and Richard Boushka) at Sheep Ranch, an even par 72.

The Anthony duo not only lead the gross father/son division -- they are just three behind the 36-hole overall leaders Tim Lovell and Scott Pitts, for the overall gross lead.

In the net division, the team that shocked the field in the first round -- Joseph and Joseph Mark Kowalski with a 13-under 58 at Pacific Dunes -- continued their solid play at Bandon Trails with a 6-under 66. At 19-under at the halfway point, they are trailed by Davis and Brad Hopkins who fired 66 at Bandon Trails. Two teams are tied at 12-under.

Defending champs Johan Andersson and Randall Conn are getting some competition from fellow Texans Michael Boushka and Steve Cichy. Both teams are tied at 2-over gross, trailed by multiple past champions Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple, who are at 4-over.

Tomorrow players compete at both Sheep Ranch and Pacific Dunes, with the final rounds being played at Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails.

ABOUT THE AGC 2023 Two Man Links

He who hesitates is lost. And the 22nd 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.

AmateurGolf.com is pleased to report that the Father & Son division continues to grow, with 50% of the field in 2021 and 2022 comprised of Father & Son teams! We award gross and net prizes in this division, with teams also eligible for the overall gross or net championship.

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each at four of the resort's five 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


Thursday, April 20, 2023
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 21, 2023
Tournament Round 1 (course TBD)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Tournament Round 2 (course TBD)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Tournament Round 3 (course TBD)
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- Macdonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 24, 2023
Final Round at Bandon Dunes
- 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 Dunes.


Everyone in the field will play for the overall gross and net; in addition there will be prizes awarded based on the number of players in two main divisions:

Father & Son Team (Low Gross and Low Net)
Open Team (Low Gross and Low Net)

SENIORS: A bonus will be awarded to the lowest gross score among teams where both players are age 50 and over)

For net scoring, play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18 for each player, and using the low handicap index for the past year from the USGA GHIN System. A maximum combined team handicap of 36.0 is suggested.

Play will be from the Green Tees, except that those aged 70+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees.

**PRICING OPTIONS (per player)**

$2695 -- ** 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

$3195 -- ** 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

$3395 -- ** 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

$3595 -- ** GROVE COTTAGE **
(4) separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area. (Note - this is for four friends sharing the same cottage) - 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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