BATON ROUGE – Four members of the LSU Men’s Golf program are among 312 of the best amateur golfers from around the world making the trip to The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., this week as the course will play host to the 113th United States Amateur Championship beginning with 36 holes of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday.
Senior Landon Lyons and juniors Stewart Jolly, Myles Lewis and Ben Taylor will look to finish among the Top 64 in stroke play to earn a spot in the first round of match play being held Wednesday at The Country Club.
The Country Club will play to a par 70 at 7,310 yards for the championship in two rounds of stroke play and six rounds of match play, while the companion stroke-play qualifying course at Charles River Country Club will also play to a par 70 during the event at a shorter distance of 6,574 yards in the two rounds of stroke play.
Jolly is making his second-straight appearance at the U.S. Amateur Championship after tying for 100th place in stroke play in the 112th edition of the nation’s most prestigious amateur tournament held in 2012 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. The Birmingham, Ala., native will play Monday’s first round at The Country Club as he tees off from the first tee at 11:30 a.m. CT, followed by Tuesday’s second round at the course at Charles River Country Club with his tee time set for 6 a.m. from the 10th tee.
Taylor will also play The Country Club on Monday as he makes his U.S. Amateur debut at 12:05 p.m. Taylor, who hails from Leatherhead, England, will tee off Tuesday at 6:50 a.m. at Charles River Country Club.
Lewis and Lyons are also set to make their U.S. Amateur Championship debut this week as each will play Charles River Country Club during Monday’s opening day of stroke play. Lewis will tee off from the 10th hole at 8 a.m., followed by Lyons off the same tee at 12:35 p.m. Lyons will then tee off from the first tee at The Country Club at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by Lewis in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., has played host to two previous United States Golf Association championships as the U.S. Open was held at the par-70 layout in 1963 and 1988.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is the oldest golf championship in the United States and boasts an illustrious history with such past champions as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. The field will compete for the right to take home the coveted Havemeyer Trophy following the championship match to be played at The Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 18.