|Jaguar Duo At U.S. Amateur|
|Newman, Reed tee off Monday morning at Chambers Bay|
|Web Posted 8/22/10|
Ga.-- Augusta State’s tandem of rising senior Carter Newman and rising junior Patrick Reed open play Monday morning in the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash.
The duo, who combined for a 5-1 record in match play during the Jaguars’ run to the National Championship in June, both tee early Monday at Chambers Bay and will play Tuesday on The Home Course in Dupont, Wash.
The starting field of 312 features 16 of the top 35 players, including six of the top 10, in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings, along with 13 of the top 25 from the final 2009-10 Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Newman, who captured the Rice Planters Amateur last month in Charleston, S.C., is slated to tee off on the 10th hole at 8:35 a.m., PDT (11:35 a.m. EDT) while Reed goes off No. 1 at 9:15 a.m. (12:15 EDT). Reed was a 2008 U.S. Amateur semifinalist at Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2 and is exempt for 2010, while Newman shot a 6-under 136 (67-69) to finish second in his qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, on July 27-28.
Incoming University of California freshman Byeong-Hun An is seeking to become the first repeat winner since Tiger Woods in 1994 and ’95. An defeated Clemson’s Ben Martin 7-and-5 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., last summer.
Chambers Bay will be the longest course in USGA history. At 7,742 yards, it will surpass the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, which measured 7,643 yards for the 2008 U.S. Open. The previous longest U.S. Amateur course was Hazeltine National Golf Club, at 7,473 yards in 2006.
For live scoring and more information on the 2010 U.S. Amateur, visit www.2010usamateur.com.