Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes: team Phillips takes 3-shot lead
The Georgia-based team of Jacob and Mark Phillips shot a 9-under 63 at the Sheep Ranch to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Two Man Links Championship at Bandon Dunes.

The Father-Son duo shot 68 and 69 on their own balls at the Sheep Ranch, going 6 under on the inward nine to reach 14 under for the tournament and pull ahead of the defending champs and fellow Georgians Tim Lovell and Scott Pitts. A pair of Father-Son teams, Aaron & Bob Smith (Pella, Iowa) and Donald & Zachary Miller (Alpharetta, Ga.), sit four shots back at 10 under.

The Senior division turned into a two-team race, with leaders Brad Kropp (Edmond, Okla.) and Norman Lewis (Madison, N.J.) shooting a 7-under 65 to get to 7 under par the tournament. Their playing partners Mark Macejko and Duff Meyer (Pinehurst, N.C.) matched the 65 to stay two shots back.


Pete and Lawson Wlodkowski share the net lead with the Millers, with both teams at 18 under par net through three rounds. Lawson, a junior at the University of Arizona, shot his career low round, a 75, on his own ball and beat his father for the first time ever.

The defending Net champions Joseph and Joseph M. Kowalski are two shots back at 16 under.

The third round saw the best scoring of the tournament so far, as the weather continued to be sunny and pleasant, as it was for Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails in rounds 1 and 2.

The final round will be played at Bandon Dunes, with a split-tee start, after which winners will be crowned in the Championship, Net, Senior, and Father-Son (Gross and Net).


Donald and Zachary Miller of Alpharetta, Ga. have taken a one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Two Man Links Championship at Bandon Dunes, shooting a 4-under 67 on another sunny day at Bandon Trails.

The Millers made 6 birdies on the day to push their total to 7 under par, one shot ahead of another Georgia-based team, William Peeples and Lee Rogers. In fact, the top four teams all hail from the Peach State, including the defending champions Tim Lovell and Scott Pitts, who sit two shots behind at 5 under, along with Jacob and Mark Phillips.

The Millers top the Father-Son leaderboard by two shots over team Phillips, with first-round leaders Aaron and Bob Smith (Pella, Iowa) three back.

They also top the Net leaderboard at 12 under par, with three teams two shots back: defending Net champions, Joseph Kowalski and Joseph M Kowalski of Arizona; AmateurGolf.com founder Pete Wlodkowski and his son Lawson; and Brian Conlin and Fr. Richard Conlin (Vancouver, Canada).

Brad Kropp (Edmond, Okla.) and Norman Lewis (Madison, N.J.) shot a second-straight even-par 71 to take the Senior division lead by two shots over Mark Macejko and Duff Meyer (Pinehurst, N.C.).

As was the case during the first round at Old Macdonald, the weather was beautiful at Bandon Trails, with mostly sunny skies and a little more wind than in round one.

Round three moves to the Sheep Ranch on Sunday, with the final round at Bandon Dunes, the first-ever course at the resort that bears its name.



The waves were up and the sun was out at Old Mac
The 21st Two Man Links Championship at Bandon Dunes teed off on Friday, with 38 teams enjoying a gloriously sunny day at Old Macdonald for the first round of play.

After a week or more of wind and rain, the course was softer than normal but still linksy, allowing the character of the Tom Doak-designed C.B. Macdonald tribute course to shine through.

Aaron and Bob Smith, a father-son duo from Pella, Iowa, made four birdies in a five-hole stretch to take the first-round lead with a 4-under 67. Five teams, including the defending champions, Tim Lovell and Scott Pitts of Georgia, sit one shot back at 3 under par.

The defending Net champions, Joseph Kowalski and Joseph M Kowalski of Arizona, are back on top after an 8-under 63. Two teams, including AmateurGolf.com founder Pete Wlodkowski and his son Lawson, are at 7 under par Net.

Six-time champions Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple shot a 1-under 70 to take a one-shot lead in the Senior division over Brad Kropp and Norman Lewis.

The field moves to Bandon Trails for the second round on Saturday, followed by the Sheep Ranch on Sunday and Bandon Dunes for the final round on Monday.

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ABOUT THE 2025 Two-Man Links at Bandon Dunes

He who hesitates is lost. And the 24th 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 and countless major amateur events. 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 typically 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 and awards (based on 80 players)
Tournament awards for division winners
Welcome gifts for all players


Thursday, April 17, 2025
Arrival day, golf at player's expense today for those that arrive early enough or complimentary use of the impressive practice facility.
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Friday, April 18, 2025
Tournament Round 1
Pacific Dunes
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 19, 2025

Tournament Round 2
Sheep Ranch
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 20, 2025
Tournament Round 3
Bandon Trails
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- Macdonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 21, 2025
Final Round
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.


Prizes will be awarded by division based on the number of players in that division as follows:

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

SENIORS: A trophy and 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.

**LODGING OPTIONS (All prices are per player. We are not yet able to set the final prices for 2025 but expect the range to be from $3,000 per player range for double occupancy to $4,500 per player for the most luxurious room choice.)**

(rooming with your partner) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of prizes plus welcome gifts for all players

includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

(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


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