FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf trio of Ethan Tracy, Austin Cook and Josh Eure are set to begin their quest for a U.S. Amateur title on Monday in Washington state with the first of two stroke play rounds on Monday and Tuesday, August 23-24. The top 64 golfers will then be seeded for match play which begins on Wednesday, August 25 and runs through Sunday, March 29.
Played on two different courses, Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash., and The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., the U.S. Amateur features 312 of the best players in the country who are seeking to become the 110th U.S. Amateur champion.
Eure and Tracy have early days in front of them on Monday as each starts competition on the Home Course, a 7,420-yard, par 72 course before 7:30 a.m. pacific. Eure is one of the first players to step onto the tee box as a part of the first group of the day (7:15 a.m.) on the 10th tee. Eure qualified for the event with a first-place finish at his qualifier in late July in Crofton, Md. The Maryland native will play with Preston Dembowiak of Summerfield, N.C., and Antonio Grillo of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Tracy’s day starts 10 minutes after Eure on the first tee of the Home Course. Tracy has had a fantastic summer of golf capped off with a win in his qualifier in Dayton, Ohio. Tracy’s playing partners on day one include Jamie Core of Canada and Spencer Lawson of Raleigh, N.C.
Arkansas’ final participant, Cook, has a good portion of the day to prepare for his opening round as he is scheduled to tee off at 1:10 p.m. on the Chambers Bay course. Chambers Bay is the longest U.S. Amateur course in history at 7,742 yards and is a par 71. Cook is slated to begin his quest for the title with Michael Mulieri of Silver Springs, Md. And Korey Ward of West Chester, Ohio.
To follow the action at the U.S. Amateur, go to the event’s home page at www.2010usamateur.com.