Qualifying is set to commence at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. on Thursday, August 28 for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championships. Two-player teams will be competing for two available spots into each championship proper.
The two qualifiers will be conducted over 18 holes and held concurrently on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, with the first tee time being 7:30 a.m. for the women and 8:40 a.m. for the men. For tee times, pairings and to follow along with live scoring, please visit www.thewsga.org.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducts these qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur and Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will be held May 2-6, 2015 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be held May 9-13, 2015 on the Pacific Dunes course at Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort.
The format of each championship calls for two-player teams, with each competitor playing their own ball throughout the round. Each team’s score will be determined using their better-ball score for each hole. Entries for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball were open to players who have a Handicap Index not exceeding 14.4, with the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball being open to players with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. There is no age restriction in either championship. Team partners are not required to be from the same club, state or country, and substitution of partners was permitted until the close of entries.
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball are two of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.