‘Biggest Day of My Life’

12-birdie performance in U.S. Am final gives Nick Dunlap a 2nd USGA title at age 19; only he and Tiger have won both U.S. Am and Junior Am; also, a look back at a unique national championship at Cherry Hills

Four Left

Colorado golf may be new to Nick Dunlap, John Marshall Butler, Parker Bell and Neal Shipley, but that hasn’t kept them from making U.S. Am semifinals at Cherry Hills; 3 of final 4 come from SEC

Down to the Nitty Gritty

Putting woes bedevil Coloradan Connor Jones in loss to No. 9-ranked amateur in the world as his run in hometown U.S. Am ends; 7 of 8 quarterfinalists set after Ben James wins top-10 matchup; Bryson DeChambeau makes appearance

Birthday Boy

On day he turned 22, Connor Jones becomes first Coloradan since 2016 to make round of 32 at U.S. Amateur; Colorado Springs’ Colin Prater falls in 21 holes and CU’s Dylan McDermott is ousted on 18th hole

Locals Come Up Big

In a rarity, 2 Coloradans (Connor Jones and Colin Prater) advance to match play at U.S. Amateur; also in final 64 at Cherry Hills is CU golfer Dylan McDermott; 16-year-old Blades Brown becomes youngest (co-)medalist in long history of championship

Local Knowledge

Coloradan Connor Jones on stroke-play leaderboard after hitting one of the first tee shots at 312-player U.S. Amateur; Gordon Sargent, top-ranked amateur in world, holes out for eagle on 18 at Cherry Hills

Perseverance Pays Off

After falling short in qualifying, Davis Bryant of Aurora makes field for U.S. Amateur in Colorado thanks to strong run in Elite Amateur Golf Series; sister Emma is playing in this week’s U.S. Women’s Am; also landing U.S. Am spot is Coloradan Cole Nygren

A Grand Stage

As 2012 at Cherry Hills showed, 2023 U.S. Amateur will likely produce some of the biggest names in golf; look at what awaits as world’s top amateur championship pays a visit to Colorado in August