SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Saucon Valley Country Club Will Host USGA Championship on September 4-11
The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will be the seventh USGA championship hosted by Saucon Valley Country Club, which has previously hosted the 1992 and 2000 U.S. Senior Opens, 2009 U.S. Women’s Open, 1951 U.S. Amateur, 1987 U.S. Senior Amateur and 1983 U.S. Junior Amateur.
The Mid-Amateur will feature 264 players, who will either be fully exempt for the championship or who will advance through 18-hole sectional qualifying at 68 sites across the United States in July and August. The championship starts with 36 holes of stroke-play competition on Saucon Valley’s Old and Weyhill Courses on Sept. 6-7. A champion will be crowned after a 36-hole final match, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11.
Championship week begins with practice rounds on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5, which offer spectators the opportunity to watch the nation’s top Mid-Amateurs.
Gates will open at 7 a.m. for the two rounds of stroke play, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7, with players starting from both the first and 10th tees at 7:30 a.m. Spectators can pick up a pairings guide at many locations on the course. The guide lists groupings and starting times and includes a course map.
The field of 264 players is trimmed to the low 64 scorers following stroke play. Match play, the path to the championship, begins on Monday, Sept. 8. All matches will be played on Saucon Valley’s Old Course, starting at the first tee.
For the complete, up-to-date schedule of events, visit the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship website at www.usmidam.org.
ABOUT SAUCON VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Saucon Valley Country Club is a private club located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1920, the Club is situated on 850 acres with a campus that encompasses 60 holes of golf, featuring three championship courses, indoor and outdoor tennis, a four pool swimming complex, a racquets and fitness center, fly fishing and 10 dining venues. All of these facilities are administered by a highly trained staff, dedicated to excellence and tradition.
ABOUT THE USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
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