Two Man Links underway at Bandon Dunes
BANDON, Oregon (April 29, 2012) -- From the moment we set eyes on Bandon Dunes, the staff at amateurgolf.com knew that we not only had to come back, we had to do so with as many like-minded competitors as possible. That was over 11 years ago.

On Sunday, another solid group of players from around the U.S. and Canada teed off in the Two Man Links Championship. It was the team of Chad Clark, M.D. and David DeBerry from Southern California who made the most noise early. Playing in the Net Division, the team opened with a 10-under 61.

"We made three absolute bombs, in the 30-50 foot range," said DeBerry after the round.

One of those came at the Pacific Dunes 8th hole, an into-the-wind par-4 where the team's shouts of joy could be heard on the surrounding holes like Augusta's Amen Corner -- no gallery required.

DeBerry and Clark are trailed by Ed Ruiz and Chris Ladd from Northern California, and the Colorado father-son duo (and frequent tournament entrants) of Jim and TJ Tarbell.

A team of first year players, David Ujihara and Gary Wing, are tied at the top of the Senior Division with two-time champions Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple at 3-under 68 gross.

Pete Davison and Pete Wlodkowski (72) hold a 1-stroke lead over the father-son team of Scott and Josh Hanosh, who posted 73 in the afternoon's windiest conditions.

There will, no doubt, be a number of stories of special shots and achievements during the week. Today, we will share just two with you.

Long Driver:

Gary Beene, playing with his uncle Howard Gregerson, drove the 6th green and two putted for birdie. More incredibly, Beene launched another big one over the yawning bunker on the par-5 18th and hit - get this - a 9 iron onto the green for his second shot.

Comeback of the Day:

Charles and Mason Mazzola, yet another father-son duo, showed that you're indeed never out of it. Starting off with a best-ball 40 on the front nine, they birdied the last six holes to post 30 on the back nine. "I shot 50-37", quipped the 12-handicap Mason Mazzola, who drove the par-4 16th green with a 3-wood and two putted.

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>> 2020 Two Man Links PDF Invitation Packet

It's time to check Bandon Dunes off your bucket list. Join us for the 19th annual playing of AmateurGolf.com's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort. The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net Divisions and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

NEW FOR 2020: 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.


(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


Thursday, April 23, 2020
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 24, 2020
Tournament Round 1
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tournament Round 2
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Tournament Round 3
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- MacKenzie Hall
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 27, 2020
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 St. Andrews room.

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.
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.

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