US Junior Amateur during Baltusrol: Everything we need to know about Jul tournament

The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield is 73 days divided and, to ready for a annual tournament, a USGA hold a preview day during a march on Thursday.

This year’s tournament, that is scheduled for Jul 16-21, outlines a third U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to be played in New Jersey. The initial dual came in 1994 during Echo Lake Country Club and in 2009 during Trump National in Bedminster.

The latter contest was a golf world’s introduction to a child named Jordan Spieth – who won a pretension on Trump’s Old Course.

Which rising star will make his name this summer? We’ll find out shortly enough. But for now, here’s all we need to know about a arriving championship:

FORMAT

The contest – that is open to any masculine actor who will not have reached his 19th birthday by Jul 21 – starts with dual days of cadence play. Each day, half a field will play any of Baltusrol’s courses – a Upper and Lower. The dual halves of a margin will afterwards switch to play a other lane the following day. 

From there, a margin of 156 players will be embellished to 64 and a match-play joint will wind a approach toward crowning a champion over a final four days.

Each compare will be 18 holes, with a difference of a championship match, that will go 36 holes. All matches will be contested on a Upper course.

SCHEDULE

Monday, Jul 16: Stroke play, 18 holes

Tuesday, Jul 17: Stroke play, 18 holes

Wednesday, Jul 18: Match play, Round of 64

Thursday, Jul 19: Match play, Round of 32 and Round of 16

Friday, Jul 20: Match play, quarterfinals and semifinals

Saturday, Jul 21: Match play, 36-hole championship

TV INFO

Fox Sports binds a rights and will broadcast during a event’s final dual days. Below is a radio schedule:

July 20: FS1, 2-4 p.m.

July 21: FSI, 1-4 p.m.

HISTORY

Baltusrol has hosted 15 USGA-sponsored tournaments, and dual PGA Championships, given a initial in 1895.

Five of those USGA events came on what’s turn famous as a Old Course – that was plowed over when Baltusrol motionless to emanate a 36-hole blueprint in a 1920s. 

Tiger on lane to revisit NJ this summer

Below is a relapse of a events hosted on any of Baltusrol’s courses by a years:

Old Course

U.S. Women’s Amateur (1901, 1911)
U.S. Amateur (1904)
U.S. Open (1903, 1915)

Lower Course

U.S. Open (1954, 1967, 1980, 1993)
PGA Championship (2005, 2016)
U.S. Women’s Open (1961)
U.S. Amateur (1926, 1946)

Upper Course

U.S. Open (1936)
U.S. Women’s Open (1985)

Upper/Lower

U.S. Amateur (2000)

LOCAL CONNECTION 

Jack Wall, a tyro during Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, expects to attend in a eventuality and was on palm for preview day on Thursday. The CBA youth finished second in was a First-Team All-State preference final open and will try to make the contest by a sectional subordinate process, that will be hold national from Jun 11-29.

SUMMER OF GOLF

The U.S. Junior Am is only one square of a incomparable golf picture entrance to the area this summer. 

The U.S. Open heads to Shinnecock Hills on Long Island in June, while a FedExCup kicks off with The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus this August. 

Those events will yield metro-area golf fans with a possibility to see a series of large stars, with Tiger Woods – who has already secured spots in both tournaments – arch among a field. 

The initial contest of a summer, though, will be a Curtis Cup, that is set for Jun 8-10 during Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.

The Curtis Cup is a organisation eventuality for womanlike amateurs that pitting a organisation from the U.S. opposite a patrol of players from Great Britain and Ireland; basically, graphic a Ryder Cup or Solheim Cup, though for immature women.

Matt Stypulkoski might be reached at mstypulkoski@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @M_Stypulkoski. Like NJ.com High School Sports on Facebook.

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