In the latest edition of Wildman's Summer, <strong>Asher Wildman</strong> catches up with John Peterson, the 2011 NCAA medalist and recent LSU graduate. Find out what Peterson has to say about an NCAA Championship, LSU and the Walker Cup.
We are just a few days away from the U.S. Amateur Championship. Today, I caught up with Andrew Putnam, a local who is familiar with Chambers Bay. Putnam is from University Place, Washington which is only a mile away from Chambers Bay.
In Round 1 of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, it seemed like so many of the matches were ones we would expect to see in the quarterfinals: Jessica Korda vs. Stephanie Kono; Alex Marina vs. Victoria Tanco; and Cydney Clanton vs. Tiffany Lua.
Five times in the last eight years, a teenager has won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 2006 Kimberly Kim won the event as a 14 year old. The oldest player over the last eight years to win the championship was a 21-year-old Amanda Blumenherst in 2008.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur starts Monday in Charlotte, N.C. There will be no Kimberly Kim, Alexis Thompson, Jennifer Song or Jennifer Johnson this year. So who’s left? Here are my top five players to watch at Charlotte Country Club:
Another week of amateur golf, and another week where my picks didn’t exactly pan out the way I predicted. That’s OK, because it has given me some things to think about as we get closer to the U.S. Amateur.
What a crazy and exciting week from the world of amateur golf! I was in Ada, Mich., for the U.S. Junior Championship, where Jim Liu became the event’s youngest champion. Who did he surpass in the record books? That would be Mr. Tiger Woods.
I know everyone is still surprised that Louis Oosthuizen won the British Open, and is still trying to figure out how to pronounce his name. However, from an amateur perspective there were a few other things to focus on this week.
Last summer Bud Cauley was a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team. Cauley and his teammates won the Cup 16.5 to 9.5 over GB & I. We all witnessed team U.S.A play well on the course, but today Cauley tells us five things you didn’t know about being a Walker Cupper.
Ever wonder what it is that tournament directors actually do, aside from being the main voice on the walkie-talkie? Edward Toledano, tournament director for the Dogwood Invitational, provides some insight.