2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Fast Facts September 13, 2018 | Liberty Corner, N.J. By David Shefter, USGA

Pennsylvanian Nathan Smith has etched his name on the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Trophy a record four times. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

U.S. Mid-Amateur Home

Championship Venue Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club
Stroke Play Co-Host Venue Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Opened 1910 (Charlotte C.C.); 1929 (Carolina G.C.)
Architects Charlotte Golf Club: Donald Ross (restored by Ron Pritchard in 2007)
Carolina Golf Club: Donald Ross (restored by Kris Spence in 2008)
Dates of Championship Sept. 22-27
Yardages/Par Charlotte Country Club: 7,382 yards/Par 71
Carolina Golf Club: 6,937 yards/Par 71
Field 264 players
Entries Accepted 4,709 (most since 1997)
Eligibility Opened to any golfer who turns 25 as of Sept. 22 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4.
Sectional Qualifying Sectional qualifying was conducted at 64 sites from Aug. 6-27.
Exempt Players (26) Scott Anderson (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Matthew Broome (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Derek Busby (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Patrick Christovich (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Claudio Consul (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Tyler Crawford (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Marc Dull (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Gene Elliott (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Open qualifier; 2017 USA Walker Cup competitor; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mark Harrell (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up; 2015 USA Walker Cup competitor; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joshua Irving (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Sean Knapp (2017 U.S. Senior Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur runner-up)
Randal Lewis (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Michael McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2015 USA Walker Cup competitor)
Josh Nichols (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Matt Parziale (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Open qualifier; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Dave Ryan (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur champion)
Sammy Schmitz (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Andres Schonbaum (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Nathan Smith (2009, 2010 and 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Scott Strickland (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Dan Sullivan (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Bradford Tilley (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Jeff Wilson (2018 U.S. Senior Amateur champion; Low amateur in 2018 U.S. Senior Open)
Steve Wilson (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
2017 Championship Matt Parziale, a 30-year-old firefighter from Brockton, Mass., registered 10 birdies, including eight in the morning 18, in an 8-and-6 victory over Josh Nichols at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga. The win also earned Parziale a spot into the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, the first Mid-Amateur champion to receive such an exemption. Parziale went on to earn co-low-amateur honors in the U.S. Open. The USGA announced the decision on the eve of the 2017 championship.
Quotable “That was a great announcement they had [last] Thursday night. At the time, I didn’t know I would be the one going, but I’m very fortunate to have that opportunity now. I’m very excited for the upcoming year.” 
Notable Events Held at Charlotte Country Club 1927 Southern Amateur (Harry Ehle)
1937 Southern Amateur (Fred Haas Jr.)
1972 U.S. Amateur (Vinny Giles)
2000 U.S. Senior Amateur (Bill Shean Jr.)
2010 U.S. Women's Amateur (Danielle Kang)
Notable Event at Carolina Golf Club 2014 North Carolina Amateur (Josh Martin)
2011 Carolinas Mid-Amateur (Paul Tucker)
Did You Know This will be the first U.S. Mid-Amateur contested in the state of North Carolina.
Notable U.S. Mid-Amateur Champions Jim Holtgrieve (1981); Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987); David Eger (1988); Tim Jackson (1994, 2001); Danny Green (1999); Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012); Trip Kuehne (2007); Mike McCoy (2013); Scott Harvey (2014), Stewart Hagestad (2016)
Notable U.S. Mid-Amateur Runners-Up Bob Lewis Jr. (1981, 1984); O. Gordon Brewer (1985); Bryan Norton (2003); Todd Mitchell (2008); Tim Hogarth (2010); Garrett Rank (2012); Scott Harvey (2016)
Schedule of Play Saturday, Sept. 22 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 23 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 24 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 25 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept.  26 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 27 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the last qualifiers for the draw.
Future Sites 2019: Colorado Golf Club, Parker, Colo./Sept. 14-19
2020: Kinloch Golf Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va./Sept. 12-17