AGC Two Man Links 54-hole update
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- Wood Sabold photo

BANDON, Oregon (May 7, 2013) -- When Greg Wardle saw the 288 yard marker on the first tee of Bandon Trails on Tuesday, his eyes started focusing in on the green up ahead on the tight uphill par-4, playing straight into the cold morning breeze. With his partner Andrew Matagrano (a fellow member of California Golf Club near San Francisco) safely in play, the Australian native Wardle put a peg in the ground and drove his ball to eight feet, quicker than you can say "Australian, for beer."

Nevin Ellenberger, a caddie in the group, was quick to rib Wardle.

"Feeling it today, are we?"

Not missing a beat, Wardle joked back "I'm always feeling it."

Indeed, the drive (and he was the only one to try it all day) and ensuing birdie were a good omen for the round, as Wardle would add two more birdies and his steady-as-she goes and sneaky long partner Matagrano would make three as well, getting the team to 6-under with three to play.

On No. 16, the uphill par-5, Matagrano would break the tie with his partner as he holed a two-putt birdie for lucky 7-under, where they would finish. (That 64 is the lowest round ever posted at Bandon Trails in this event.) Wardle and Matagrano are 6-under for the 72-hole tournament with one round to play, trailing Trey Coker and Ben Hargis of Louisiana (72-65-68=205) by two shots.

Coker and Hargis fired 3-under 68, helping them stay in front. They've had a low round of their own, yesterday at Pacific Dunes when they fired 65.

The teams will battle it out at Bandon Dunes, the resort's original course fast by the Pacific Ocean, in Wednesday's final round. It should be interesting!

In the Senior Division, the team from Bakersfield of Greg Lockard and Bryan Lynne continue to improve every day, and today posted the day's lowest score in their division, a 1-under 70. Coming off rounds of 76 and 72, they stand at 5-over for the tournament and two shots in front of two-time champions Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple from El Dorado Hills, Calif.

In the Net Division, Dieter Dammeier (Alta Loma, Calif.) and partner Chris Lawton (Garden Grove, Calif.) once again covered each other when needed, avoided the big number and posted their third straight round in the 60's (a 65) for a one stroke lead over Steven Bobus and Ed Ruiz (San Francisco Bay Area).

Bobus (who aced Old Mac's 8th hole on Sunday) and Ruiz were one of two teams who posted 62 in the Net Division at Bandon Trails; the other was the Marin County, Calif. team of Stuart MacKeachie and Dave Freeman.


While Wardle's drive on No. 1 (heck, nobody else even tried it) wins the shot-of-the-day, a close second belongs to Mark Sicner.

Sicner, playing with Randall Schwartz, tried driving the 8th green, and thought his ball was in play but couldn't find it. After doing the long walk-of-shame back to re-tee, (where every one is annoyed as they were already waiting on that hole) he drove the green and made a 50-footer for par. Perhaps best of all, Sicner jumped up in the air like Phil Mickelson when he made the winning putt for his first masters.

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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.)**

(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

$3695 -- ** SINGLE OCC.**
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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