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Todd Johnson and Brad Wilder extend lead at AGC.com Two Man links at Sand Valley
The picturesque setting on the No. 18 green at Mammoth Dunes (AGC.com Photo)
The picturesque setting on the No. 18 green at Mammoth Dunes (AGC.com Photo)

Todd Johnson of Lebanon, Oh., and Brad Wilder of Lexington, Ky., continue to lead after the first two rounds of the AmateurGolf.com 2024 Two-Man Links and Father & Son at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa, Wis. 

Johnson and Wilder backed up their first-round 65-under 67 with a second-round 9-under 64 to get to 14-under total and lead the championship division by five shots.

After playing the Lido in the first round, the golfers jumped over to Mammoth Dunes for the second round.

Alex and Joseph Mahaffey and Marshall and Spencer Cole are both T2 at 9-under, while Donald and Zachary Miller, Dale and Wesley Hillman and Wes and Paul Korth are T4 at 8-under. Ben and Joe Locker and Mark Macejko and Duff Meyer are T7 at 7-under.

Macejko and Meyer lead the Senior Division by nine shots at 7-under.

FIRST ROUND RECAP

Todd Johnson of Lebanon, Oh., and Brad Wilder of Lexington, Ky., lead after the first round of the AmateurGolf.com 2024 Two-Man Links and Father & Son at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa, Wis. 

Wilder won the first-ever Kelly Cup in 2012 and made the semifinals of the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur. He also made the match-play portion of the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur. 

Johnson and Wilder shot 5-under 67 to lead the father-and-son team of Joseph and Alex Mahaffey, who shot a first-round 4-under 68. Paul Korth and Wes Korth, Steve Jones, and Will Jones, and Marshall Cole and Spencer Cole are all T3 at 3-under. 

Dale Hillman and Wesley Hillman are 2-under and in solo sixth place, and Ben Locker and Joe Locker are 1-under and in solo seventh place.

Joseph and Alex Mahaffey lead by one shot at 4-under in the father-and-son division. Mark Macejko and Duff Meyer lead in the senior division after a 1-over 73 opening round. 

The opening round was played on the Lido course reconstruction of the long-lost Long Island legend CB Macdonald.

There are 30 father-and-son teams participating this year, a record for AmateurGolf.com tournaments.

The Two Man Links and Father/Son Championship at Sand Valley Resort is a 54-hole best-ball championship at a Wisconsin gem that offers a similar vibe to the home of the original Two Man Links Championship (Bandon Dunes) with award-winning courses designed by Coore and Crenshaw as well as David McLay Kidd plus "The Lido" which opened for play in 2023. 

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ABOUT THE AGC Two Man Links II at Sand Valley

Our 5th annual return will be nothing short of our best year yet as we extend the trip an additional day and include the full experience playing a round on each of Sand Valley's four beautiful courses.

The Two Man Links and Father/Son Championship at Sand Valley Resort is a 72-hole best-ball championship at a Wisconsin gem that offers a similar vibe to the home of the original Two Man Links Championship (Bandon Dunes) with award winning courses designed by Coore and Crenshaw, David McLay Kidd and Tom Doak. (See video below.)

The lodging, food & beverage, and hospitality are sure to exceed your expectations.

If you're interested, don't hesitate. With the schedule we have lined up-- this one will fill quickly!

FATHER & SON CHAMPIONSHIP
AmateurGolf.com is pleased to announce that the tournament includes a Father & Son division with gross and net prizes within the division as well as eligibility for the overall gross and net championship titles.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

(4) nights lodging at Sand Valley Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds, (1) at Sand Valley (1) at Mammoth Dunes (1) at The Lido and (1) round at The Sedge Valley
(2) group buffet dinners!
$10,000 - plus in tee gifts and prizes
Tournament awards for division winners
Welcome gifts for all players

ITINERARY

Thursday, May 15, 2025
- Arrival day, golf at player's expense today (we have a block of tee times for those that arrive early enough)
- 7:00pm - Welcome Dinner at Aldos
- Lodging: Sand Valley Resort

Friday, May 16th, 2025
- Tournament Round 1 at Sedge Valley
- Lodging: Sand Valley Resort

Saturday, May 17th, 2025
- Tournament Round 2 at Mammoth Dunes
- 7:00pm - Dinner at Aldo's
- Lodging: Sand Valley Resort

Sunday, May 18th, 2025
- Tournament Round 3 at The Lido (caddie required, not included in entry fee)
- Lodging: Sand Valley Resort

Monday, May 19th, 2025
- Final tournament round at Sand Valley
- Checkout in the morning before play
- Tournament Awards immediately following play at Sand Valley.

COMPETITIONS

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 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 Orange Tees, except that those aged 70+ may elect to play from the Sand 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 $XXXX per player range for double occupancy to $XXXX per player for the most luxurious room choice.)**

$TBD -- ** DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PER PLAYER **
(rooming with another tournament player only) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, two dinners, plus $10,000 of prizes plus welcome gifts for all players

**SOLD OUT**$TBD -- ** SINGLE OCC.**
includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, two dinners, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

**SOLD OUT**$TBD -- ** FOUR BEDROOM COTTAGE PER PLAYER**
(separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area). includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, two big dinners, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

** SOLD OUT**ONE OR MORE 4-BEDROOM SUITES MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE INQUIRE WITH BRANDIE (AT) AMATEURGOLF.COM IF INTERESTED **

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