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US Amateur: Aussie Trent advances in match play

US Amateur: Aussie Trent advances in match play

The lone Australian to make the match play at the US Amateur advanced to the round of 32 today. Queensland’s Jack Trent defeating Florida’s Jackson Suber 3 & 2, while injured compatriot Karl Vilips’ time as a caddie will continue as others look to secure US Open spots. 13 Aug 2020
Furr earns medallist honours at US Amateur

Furr earns medallist honours at US Amateur

Wilson Furr was so focused on hitting quality golf shots that he didn’t realise just how well he was playing on Tuesday in the 120th US Amateur Championship. By the time he signed his scorecard at stroke-play co-host Bandon Trails, the 22-year-old from Jackson, Miss., had produced a round for the ages. 12 Aug 2020
Meissner & Gupta lead US Amateur

Meissner & Gupta lead US Amateur

Four days ago, Aman Gupta wasn’t even in the field for the 120th US Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. But when a prominent player withdrew on Friday, a spot suddenly opened up, and the 21-year-old from Concord, N.C., performed like he always knew he belonged among the best amateurs in the world. 11 Aug 2020
USGA and R&A update on Distance Insights Project

USGA and R&A update on Distance Insights Project

On March 18, 2020, the USGA and The R&A announced that the release of research topics related to the next phase of the Distance Insights Project would be delayed to allow the greater golf industry to focus on its response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 10 Aug 2020
Ruffels runner-up at US Women's Amateur

Ruffels runner-up at US Women's Amateur

Australia's Gabi Ruffels has lost the US Women's Amateur Championship in cruel fashion with a lipped-out putt during a sudden-death playoff at Woodmont Country Club in Maryland. 10 Aug 2020
US Women’s Amateur: Defending champion Ruffels through to final

US Women’s Amateur: Defending champion Ruffels through to final

Gabriela Ruffels trailed in all five of her matches in the 120th US Women’s Amateur, but each time she found a way to come out ahead when it mattered the most. 9 Aug 2020
U.S Women's Amateur: Ruffels surges into quarter finals

U.S Women's Amateur: Ruffels surges into quarter finals

Victoria’s Gabi Ruffels stepped to the 9th tee trailing in all three of her matches at the 120th US Women’s Amateur Championship. 8 Aug 2020
US Women’s Amateur: Aussies Ruffels and Mahar advance

US Women’s Amateur: Aussies Ruffels and Mahar advance

Rachel Heck won the first four holes against Therese Warner, then hung on in a rollercoaster match that set the tone on a day when many of the top seeds were threatened, but advanced in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, including defending champion Gabi Ruffels. 7 Aug 2020
Ruffels among top US Women’s Amateur match play qualifiers

Ruffels among top US Women’s Amateur match play qualifiers

Gabriela Ruffels played her final 15 holes bogey-free at the US Women's Amateur this morning to advance to the match play, with fellow Aussies Emily Mahar and Kirsty Hodgkins, while American Rachel Heck took medallist honours. 6 Aug 2020
US Women’s Amateur: Kuehn & Smyth share first-round lead

US Women’s Amateur: Kuehn & Smyth share first-round lead

After more than 10 months and a series of cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19, USGA championships returned on Monday with Round 1 of the 120th US Women’s Amateur at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. 4 Aug 2020
Field taking shape for US Women's Amateur

Field taking shape for US Women's Amateur

Entries have closed for the 120th US Women’s Amateur Championship, scheduled for Aug. 3-9, 2020, at Woodmont Country Club’s North Course in Rockville, Md., and the field is nearly complete as the USGA prepares to host its first all-exempt championship in recent history next month. 15 Jul 2020
USGA acquires Howard Schickler photography collection

USGA acquires Howard Schickler photography collection

As the primary steward for preserving and celebrating the history of the game, the USGA has expanded its extensive golf photography holdings with the recent acquisition of the Howard Schickler Photography Collection, the world’s most significant private collection of original early golf photography. 8 Jul 2020
US Women’s Open exemption categories announced

US Women’s Open exemption categories announced

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 75th US Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club, in Houston, Texas. 2 Jul 2020
USGA announces new media rights partnership with NBCUniversal

USGA announces new media rights partnership with NBCUniversal

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the United States media rights for its championships have been transferred to NBCUniversal (NBCU), effective immediately. 30 Jun 2020
USGA announces 2020 US Open exemption categories

USGA announces 2020 US Open exemption categories

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested September 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. 26 Jun 2020
Stu Francis nominated as 66th USGA president

Stu Francis nominated as 66th USGA president

J. Stuart Francis, of Hillsborough, California, has been nominated to serve as the 66th president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). 5 Dec 2019
World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. 5 Nov 2019
Kim-Schaad captures US Women's Mid-Amateur

Kim-Schaad captures US Women's Mid-Amateur

Ina Kim-Schaad, who returned to golf three years ago after a hiatus of more than a decade, captured the 33rd US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship with a 3-and-2 victory over fellow New York City resident Talia Campbell in the 18-hole final on Thursday on the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club. 20 Sep 2019
Australian Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur final

Australian Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur final

In 38 previous U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, no foreign-born player has claimed the title. Three have managed to reach the final match, the last being Garrett Rank seven years ago, but Lukas Michel, of Victoria, has a chance on Thursday to make history. 19 Sep 2019
Aussie Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur quarterfinals

Aussie Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur quarterfinals

Stewart Hagestad may have arrived at Colorado Golf Club for the 39th US Mid-Amateur Championship emotionally fatigued and a bit travel-weary less than a week after helping the USA retain the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool in England. 18 Sep 2019
Royak defeats Newsom to win US Senior Amateur

Royak defeats Newsom to win US Senior Amateur

No birdies, no problem. 30 Aug 2019