Sleepy Hollow Country Club
The 42nd U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y., and Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., is underway.
The two rounds of stroke play will take place on Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, and then the match play portion will take place at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.
Sleepy Hollow was opened in 1913 and designed by Charles Blair Macdonald with an expansion by A.W. Tillinghast in 1920 with recent restoration by Gil Hanse and George Bahto. Fenway Golf Club was opened in 1920 and designed by A.W. Tillinghast, with a recent restoration by Gil Hanse.
Sleepy Hollow will play 6,840 yards and is a Par 71, while Fenway Golf Club will play 6,657 yards and is a Par 70 (Subject to Change).
The 2023 championship accepted a record amount of entries, accepting 6,060 this year. The previous record was 5,708, which was set last year.
LAST YEARS CHAMPIONSHIP
Matthew McClean of the Republic of Ireland, defeated fellow countryman Hugh Foley, 3 and 1, in the 36-hole championship match at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. It was the first-ever U.S. Mid-Amateur final between international players, and McClean became the second foreign-born champion, joining 2019 titlist Lukas Michel. McClean and Foley spent the entire week together, including sharing private housing.
Related: ÉIRINN GO BRÁCH: MCCLEAN WINS U.S. MID-AM OVER COUNTRYMAN FOLEY
NOTABLE EVENTS AT SLEEPY HOLLOW
1944 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur
1965 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur
1983 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur
2002 U.S. Women's Amateur
2011 Metropolitan Open
NOTABLE EVENTS AT FENWAY
1928 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur
1953 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur
1955 Metropolitan Open
1969 Metropolitan Open
2000 Metropolitan Senior Open
2007 IKE Metropolitan Golf Association Stroke Play
Cameron Young, the 2021-22 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, is the son of former longtime Sleepy Hollow head professional David Young.
NOTABLE MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONS
Jim Holtgrieve (1981); Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987); David Eger (1988); Tim Jackson (1994, 2001); Danny Green (1999); Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012); Trip Kuehne (2007); Mike McCoy (2013); Scott Harvey (2014), Stewart Hagestad (2016, 2021); Matt Parziale (2017)
NOTABLE MID-AMATEUR RUNNER-UPS
Bob Lewis Jr. (1981, 1984); O. Gordon Brewer (1985); Bryan Norton (2003); Todd Mitchell (2008); Tim Hogarth (2010); Garrett Rank (2012); Scott Harvey (2016)
WHAT THE CHAMPION RECEIVES
-A gold medal
-Custody of the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Trophy for one year
-Exemption into the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2)
-Exemptions from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Mid-Amateurs
-Exemptions from qualifying for the next two U.S. Amateurs
-Likely invitation to the 2024 Masters Tournament (must be an amateur)
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday, Sept. 9 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 10 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 11 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 14 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
FUTURE MID-AMATEUR SITES
2024: Kinloch Golf Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va./Sept. 21-26; Independence Golf Club, Midlothian, Va.
2025: Troon Country Club, Scottsdale, Ariz./Sept. 13-18; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
2027: Jupiter Hills Club, Tequesta, Fla./TBA
2030: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif./Sept. 14-19
The USGA contributed to this report.