National Championship in Colorado

U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship: The Essentials

By Gary Baines – 09/10/2019

What: 39th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

When: Sept. 14-19.

Where: Colorado Golf Club in Parker Sept. 14-19, and CGA-owned CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora Sept. 14-15.

 Field: 264 of the world’s top amateur players 25 years of age and older. The USGA accepted 4,751 entries this year, the second-most ever for this championship.

 Spectators: Fans can watch the event free of charge.

Day By Day Schedule: 

Saturday, Sept. 14: First round of stroke play at both courses.

Sunday, Sept. 15: Second round of stroke play, with competitors switching courses from Saturday.

Monday, Sept. 16: After likely playoff to cut the field to exactly 64 players, the first round of match play at Colorado GC.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Round of 32 and round of 16 matches, both at Colorado GC.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Quarterfinal and semifinal matches, both at Colorado GC.

Thursday, Sept. 19: 36-hole title match, at Colorado GC.

At Stake: In addition to the U.S. Mid-Amateur title, a spot in the 2020 U.S. Open and likely a berth in the 2020 Masters.

USGA Champions in Field:

— Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

— Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

— Tim Hogarth (1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links)

— Randy Lewis (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

— Michael McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

— Kevin O’Connell (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

— Matt Parziale (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

— Bob Royak (2019 U.S. Senior Amateur)

— Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur; 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

— Todd White (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

— Jeff Wilson (2018 U.S. Senior Amateur)

Residents of Colorado in Field:

— Ryan Axlund of Denver

— Matt Call of Castle Rock

— Mitch Donald of Vail

— Michael Harrington of Colorado Springs

— Steve Irwin of Golden

— Jay Livsey of Wheat Ridge

— David Lysaught of Denver

— Kent Moore of Centennial

— Nick Nosewicz of Aurora

— Stephen Powers of Denver

— Charles Sahlman of Denver

— Charles Santaularia of Lakewood

Yardage/Par for Each Course — Colorado Golf Club: 7,561 yards and par-72. CommonGround Golf Course: 7,470 yards and par-70.

Previous U.S. Mid-Amateur Held in Colorado: 1983 at Cherry Hills Country Club, where Jay Sigel won. Overall, this is the 33rd USGA championship held in Colorado.

Earlier Major Events Held at Colorado Golf Club: 2010 Senior PGA Championship, 2013 Solheim Cup.

Earlier Major Event Held at CommonGround Golf Course: 2012 U.S. Amateur (stroke-play companion course in conjunction with overall host Cherry Hills Country Club).