U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL
Inside the Field May 22, 2019 | Bandon, Ore. By Brian DePasquale, USGA

Nathan Smith (right) and Todd White are the only U.S. Amateur Four-Ball champions in the field. They won in 2015. (USGA/Steven Gibbons) 

A look at some statistical and biographical information on the 128 sides (256) players who will be competing in the 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes Resort in Bandon, Ore.

Oldest Competitors: John Sajevic (63, born 5-3-56), Doug Hanzel (62, born 2-18-57), Randy Haag (60, 1-9-59)

Youngest Competitors: Aidan Tran (15, born 12-30-03), Nicholas Watts (16, born 11-16-02), Jack Townsend (16, born 10-23-02), Jud Langille (16, born 6-14-02), Jimin Jung (17, born 4-30-02), Michael Brennan (17, born 2-9-02)

Average Age of Field: 32.54

Oldest Teams: Doug Hanzel (62) & Bob Royak (57); Gene Elliott (57) & Michael McCoy (56); Matthew Meyer (55) & Dave Staudinger (54)

Youngest Teams: Aidan Tran (15) & Jackson Lake (18); Jud Langille (16) & Jimin Jung (17); Carson Barry (18) & Sam Tidd (19); Jack Wall (18) & Brendan Hansen (19)

Largest Age Difference (Team Members): 43, Larry Watts (59) & Nicholas Watts (16); 35, John Sajevic (63) & Andrew Sajevic (28); 24, Randy Haag (60) & Jason Anthony (36)

U.S. States Represented – There are 40 states and the District of Columbia represented in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball: California (27 players), Texas (16), New Jersey (12), New York (11), Florida (10), Oregon (10), South Carolina (10), Georgia (9), Louisiana (9), Maryland (9), Virginia (9), Arizona (8), Massachusetts (8), Pennsylvania (8), Colorado (7), Kentucky (6), Michigan (6), Minnesota (6), Oklahoma (6), Wisconsin (6), Alabama (5), North Carolina (5), Idaho (4), Illinois (4), Indiana (4), Kansas (4), Tennessee (4), Washington (4), Connecticut (3), Missouri (3), Ohio (3), Hawaii (2), Iowa (2), Nebraska (2), Rhode Island (2), Maine (1), Mississippi (1), Nevada (1), New Mexico (1), South Dakota (1) and Washington, D.C. (1).

International – There are four countries represented in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball: United States (250), Canada (4), Australia (1) and Chinese Taipei (1).

USGA Champions (7): Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Doug Hanzel (2013 U.S. Senior Amateur), Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Michael McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Matt Parziale (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur; 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Todd White (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

USGA Runners-Up (9): Chip Brooke (2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Brandon Cigna (2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Clark Collier (2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Marc Dull (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Scott Harvey (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Kyle Hudelson (2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Todd Mitchell (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Richard Scott (2001 U.S. Junior Amateur), Ben Warnquist (2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

Teams Played in 2018 Amateur Four-Ball: 17 (Danny Amundson/Michael Martin; Carson Barry/Sam Tidd; Brandon Berry/Trey Bowling; Chip Brooke/Marc Dull; Don Carpenter/Keith Guest; Brandon Cigna/Ben Warnquist; Clark Collier/ Kyle Hudelson; Steven Groover/M. Tyler McKeever; Scott Harvey/Todd Mitchell; Matt Hendrix/Michael Sims; Ben Klaus/Riley Pumphrey; Jack Kozlowski/Trey Rath; Clark Rustand/Eric Rustand; Sean Semenetz/Jack Wallace; Scott Shingler/Justin Young; Shawn Stoute/Toby Zeringue; Nathan Smith/Todd White)

Individuals Who Played in 2018 Amateur Four-Ball: 37 (Danny Amundson, Carson Barry, Brandon Berry, Trey Bowling, Chip Brooke, Derek Busby, Don Carpenter, Brandon Cigna, Clark Collier, Marc Dull, Steven Groover, Keith Guest, Scott Harvey, Matt Hendrix, Kyle Hudelson, Ben Klaus, Jack Kozlowski, Jeffrey Long, Michael Martin, M. Tyler McKeever, Todd Mitchell, William Peel IV, Riley Pumphrey, Trey Rath, Clark Rustand, Eric Rustand, Sean Semenetz, Scott Shingler, Michael Sims, Nathan Smith, Shawn Stoute, Sam Tidd, Jack Wallace, Ben Warnquist, Todd White, Justin Young, Toby Zeringue)

Teams Played in 2017 Amateur Four-Ball: 15 (Herbie Aikens/Matt Parziale; Justin Arcano/Justin Ngan; Wilson Belk/Greg Carlin; Chip Brooke/Marc Dull; Brandon Cigna/Ben Warnquist; Clark Collier/Kyle Hudelson; Tyler Cooke/Bobby Leopold; Ben Garrett/Erik Hanson; Doug Hanzel/Bob Royak; Scott Harvey/Todd Mitchell; Matthew Hopper/Richard Oref; Alex Kephart/Kurtis Lucas; Dan Murphy/Tim Murphy; Sean Semenetz/Jack Wallace; Nathan Smith/Todd White)

Individuals Who Played in 2017 Amateur Four-Ball: 37 (Herbie Aikens, Justin Arcano, Chip Brooke, Derek Busby, Greg Carlin, Brandon Cigna, Clark Collier, Tyler Cooke, Tyler Crawford, Marc Dull, Ben Garrett, Stewart Hagestad, Erik Hanson, Doug Hanzel, Scott Harvey, Matthew Hopper, Kyle Hudelson, Justin Kaplan, Alex Kephart, Bobby Leopold, Jeffrey Long, Kurtis Lucas, Andrew Medley, Todd Mitchell, Dan Murphy, Tim Murphy, Justin Ngan, Richard Oref, Matt Parziale, Bob Royak, Sean Semenetz, Nathan Smith, Charles Waddell, Jack Wallace, Ben Warnquist, Todd White, Taylor Wood)

Teams Played in 2016 Amateur Four-Ball: 12 (Herbie Aikens/Matt Parziale; Jason Anthony/Randy Haag; Justin Arcano/Justin Ngan; Michael Christensen/Brad Clark; Brandon Cigna/Ben Warnquist; Robert Crockett II/Andy Roberts; Kyle Danford/David Johnson; Benjamin Day/Daniel Day; Ted Gray/Travis Milleman; Scott Harvey/Todd Mitchell; Scott Shingler/Justin Young; Nathan Smith/Todd White)

Individuals Played in 2016 Amateur Four-Ball: 27 (Herbie Aikens, Jason Anthony, Justin Arcano, Michael Christensen, Brandon Cigna, Brad Clark, Robert Crockett II, Kyle Danford, Benjamin Day, Daniel Day, Ted Gray, Tyler Gulliksen, Randy Haag, Cole Hammer, Scott Harvey, David Johnson, Travis Milleman; Todd Mitchell, Justin Ngan, Matt Parziale, Andy Roberts, Scott Shingler, Nathan Smith, Austin Spicer, Ben Warnquist, Todd White, Justin Young)

Teams Played in 2015 Amateur Four-Ball: 7 (Benjamin Day/Daniel Day; Gene Elliott/Michael McCoy; Scott Harvey/Todd Mitchell; Clark Rustand/Eric Rustand; Andrew Sajevic/John Sajevic; Sean Semenetz/Jack Wallace; Nathan Smith/Todd White)

Individuals Played in 2015 Amateur Four-Ball: 22 (Kyle Crawford, Benjamin Day, Daniel Day, Gene Elliott, Scott Harvey, Ken Hudson, Alex Kephart, Bobby Leopold, Michael McCoy, Todd Mitchell, Riley Pumphrey, Clark Rustand, Eric Rustand, Andrew Sajevic, John Sajevic, James Scorse, Sean Semenetz, Michael Sims, Nathan Smith, Jack Wallace, Todd White, Taylor Wood)

Played in 2018 U.S. Open: 2 (Stewart Hagestad, Matt Parziale)

Played in 2018 U.S. Senior Open: 1 (Michael McCoy)

Played in 2018 U.S. Amateur: 9 (Derek Ackerman, Cougar Collins, Brady Dixon, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Michael McCoy, Matt Parziale, Charles Waddell, Taylor Wood)

Played in 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur: 32 (Herbie Aikens, Ian Albrecht, Danny Amundson, Kory Bowman, Chip Brooke, Derek Busby, Don Carpenter, Tyler Crawford, Benjamin Day, Marc Dull, Gene Elliott, Keith Guest, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Ken Hudson, Patrick Knott, Rob Laird, Michael Martin, Michael McCoy, Sam Migdal, Travis Milleman, Todd Mitchell, Matt Parziale, Eric Pattenaude, Michael Pearson, Andrew Sajevic, James Scorse, Scott Shingler, Nathan Smith, Ben Warnquist, Justin Young, Alex Zeoli)

Played in 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur: 6 (Gene Elliott, Randy Haag, Doug Hanzel, Michael McCoy, Bob Royak, Larry Watts)

Played in 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur: 2 (Jud Langille, Trey Rath)

Played in 2017 Walker Cup Match: 1 (Stewart Hagestad)

Played in 2015 Walker Cup Match: 2 (Scott Harvey, Michael McCoy)

Played in 2013 Walker Cup Match: 2 (Nathan Smith, Todd White)

TEAM NOTES

Herbie Aikens, 37, of Kingston, Mass., & Matt Parziale, 31, of Brockton, Mass.

Aikens, who owns an electrical contracting company, is competing in his 15th USGA championship. He and Parziale are competing in their third U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and reached the Round of 16 in 2016. Parziale, a former firefighter with the Brockton Fire Department, won the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur and became the first champion to earn a full exemption into the following year’s U.S Open. Parziale, who is playing in his 13th USGA championship, shared low-amateur honors in the 2018 U.S. Open, tying for 48th at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, and competed in the 2018 Masters.

Jason Anthony, 36, of Fairfield, Calif., & Randy Haag, 60, of Orinda, Calif.

Anthony and Haag also played in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Anthony, who is competing in his eighth USGA championship, reached match play in three consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateurs (2015-17). He is the president of a car wash services company. Haag, who advanced to the quarterfinals in five U.S. Mid-Amateurs and competed in three U.S. Senior Opens, is playing in his 32nd USGA championship. Haag, who employs a side-saddle putting style, was the low amateur and won the silver medal in The Senior Open, conducted by The R&A, in 2010 and 2011.

Idaho natives Carson Barry (right) and Sam Tidd were exempt into the field after advancing to the semifinals last year. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

Carson Barry, 18, of Eagle, Idaho, & Sam Tidd, 19, of Meridan, Idaho

Barry, a freshman at Oregon State University, and Tidd, a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, reached the semifinals of last year’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball while playing in their first USGA championship. Barry and Tidd led Rocky Mountain High to two Idaho Class 5A state championships (2017, 2018). Barry won the 2018 Class 5A individual title and was runner-up in the 2017 Idaho State Amateur. Tidd captured the 2017 5A state championship and was runner-up the following year.

Greg Berthelot, 30, of Baton Rouge, La., & Kyle Williams, 35, of Ruston, La.

Williams, a six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, and Berthelot, an auditor for an electrical construction company, were medalists in the Baton Rouge, La., sectional qualifier with an 8-under 64. Williams recorded 48.5 sacks in 13 seasons for Buffalo and retired following the 2018 campaign. He was a 2006 fifth-round draft choice and earned All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors at Louisiana State University (LSU). Berthelot won the 2011 Louisiana State Amateur and played his college golf at Centenary College, where he was an All-Summit League selection.

Michael Brennan, 17, of Leesburg, Va., & Jeffrey Long, 32, of Ashburn, Va.

Long, who is competing in his fourth USGA championship, and Brennan, who qualified for last year’s U.S. Amateur, are playing as a team in their first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Long, who has caddied in several USGA women’s championships, played in the 2017 and 2018 Amateur Four-Balls. Brennan, who attends both Tuscarora High and the Academies of Loudoun (engineering & technology), won the 2018 Virginia Class 5A state title and was the 2017 Junior Boys Golfer of the Year.

Floridians Chip Brooke (left) and Marc Dull have advanced to the semis and finals the past two years, respectively. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

Chip Brooke, 43, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., & Marc Dull, 33, of Winter Haven, Fla.

Brooke and Dull are competing in their third consecutive U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, having reached the championship match last year and the semifinals in 2017. Brooke, who is a salesman for a pallet company, was a caddie at Bandon Dunes and Streamsong (Fla.) Resort and won the 2016 Florida Mid-Amateur. Dull, who owns a lawn service company and caddies at Streamsong, was the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up to Sammy Schmitz. Dull, who is competing in his 10th USGA championship, is the great grandson of two-time U.S. Senior Amateur champion Dexter Daniels.

Alexander Butler, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., & Connor Schmidt, 21, of Venetia, Pa.

Butler and Schmidt are juniors on the Drexel University team. The duo shot a 13-under 58 to win by one stroke in the Wheeling, W.Va., sectional qualifier at Oglebay Resort. Schmidt carded eight birdies and an eagle, while Butler added an eagle and birdied the 18th. Butler is playing in his first USGA championship, while Schmidt competed in the 2017 U.S. Amateur. Schmidt (third) and Butler (tied for sixth) helped lead the Dragons to a third-place finish in the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

Derek Busby, 35, of Ruston, La., & Stewart Hagestad, 28, of Newport Beach, Calif.

Busby, who has competed in two U.S. Amateur Four-Balls, and Hagestad, who played in the 2017 Amateur Four-Ball, are a team for the first time. Busby, who is competing in his eighth USGA championship, reached the Round of 16 in last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur. Hagestad, a member of the winning 2017 USA Walker Cup Team, won the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur by defeating Scott Harvey in 37 holes. Hagestad, who produced the largest comeback victory (4 down with 5 holes to play) since a 36-hole final was introduced in 2001, has played in two U.S. Opens (2017, 2018) and was the low amateur in the 2017 Masters Tournament, tying for 36th.

Michael Christensen, 41, of Minneapolis, Minn., & Brad Clark, 38, of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Christensen and Clark, who were teammates on the Duke University golf team, competed in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Winged Foot Golf Club. Christensen, an insurance agent, is competing in his eighth USGA championship. He caddied for Duke teammate Kevin Streelman on the PGA Tour for five years. Clark, an insurance broker, is playing in his fourth USGA championship, including the 2011 and 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateurs.

Brandon Cigna, 33, of Arlington, Va., & Ben Warnquist, 26, of Olney, Md.

Cigna and Warnquist, who are playing in their fourth consecutive U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, were the runners-up to Benjamin Baxter and Andrew Buchanan in 2016, falling 3 and 2 in the final at Winged Foot Golf Club. Cigna, who works in wealth management, advanced to the Round of 32 in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links. Warnquist, who is an insurance agent, is competing in his 10th USGA championship and reached match play in last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Clark Collier, 29, of Dallas, Texas, & Kyle Hudelson, 31, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Collier and Hudelson are competing in their third consecutive U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. The duo reached the championship match in 2017 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 after getting into the field as last-minute alternates. They advanced to the Round of 32 in 2018. Collier, a geologist for an independent energy company, was a four-time NAIA All-American at Oklahoma City University and helped capture two national championships (2010, 2012). Hudelson, who works as a property and casualty insurance broker, played as a collegian at Oklahoma Christian.

Tyler Cooke, 27, of Warwick, R.I., & Bobby Leopold, 34, of Coventry, R.I.

Cooke, who played ice hockey and golf at the University of Connecticut, and Leopold, who advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Amateurs, reached match play in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Cooke is competing in his third USGA championship. Leopold, who works for an insurance group and is a two-time Rhode Island Amateur champion (2009, 2014), is married to Cooke’s sister, Taylor. He is playing in his 15th USGA championship.

Kyle Crawford, 30, of North Bend, Ore., & Kevin Rei, 29, of Bandon, Ore.

Crawford and Rei are caddies at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, site of this year’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Crawford earned an Evans Scholarship to Oregon State University and graduated in 2012. He reached match play in the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at The Olympic Club and has played in several Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) events. Rei, who played at Chico State University and attended nearby North Bend High, reached the Round of 32 in the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links, which was held at Bandon Dunes.

Benjamin Day, 37, of North Haven, Conn., & Daniel Day, 34, of Seneca, S.C.

The Day brothers are competing in their third U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and advanced to match play in the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at The Olympic Club. Benjamin, who is a financial advisor and played at Xavier University in Ohio, qualified for match play in the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur and 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Daniel, an accountant, was a member of Guilford College’s 2005 NCAA Division III national championship team. He advanced to the Round of 64 in the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Kasey Denesevich, 32, of Lauderhill, Fla., & T.J. Shuart, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Denesevich and Shuart, who are playing in their first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, shot a 64 to earn medalist honors in the Vero Beach, Fla., sectional qualifier. Shuart, who is a golf sales representative, is competing in his 12th USGA championship, including four U.S. Amateurs and five U.S. Mid-Amateurs. Denesevich, who works in sales and social media for a golf company, has recovered from two surgeries (knee, hip) and played for Team USA in the World Championship of Flag Football. He won last year’s Florida Two-Man Shoot-Out.

Gene Elliott, 57, of West Des Moines, Iowa, & Mike McCoy, 56, of Norwalk, Iowa

Elliott and McCoy advanced to match play in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Elliott, who is playing in his 32nd USGA championship, reached the Round of 16 in last year’s U.S. Senior Amateur and was the medalist in the 1999 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Elliott, who had open-heart surgery in 2000, owns a sanitation and street equipment company. McCoy is competing in his 58th USGA championship. He won the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur at age 50, the second-oldest champion, and was low amateur in the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Senior Opens. McCoy, who was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team, and Elliott are members of the Iowa Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Ben Garrett, 36, of Seattle, Wash., & Erik Hanson, 54, of Kirkland, Wash.

Hanson, who was a Major League Baseball pitcher for four teams, including the Seattle Mariners, and Garrett played in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Hanson is competing in his 13th USGA championship and has reached match play in three of the four U.S. Mid-Amateurs he has played. Garrett, a commercial real estate broker, is a board member of The First Tee of Greater Seattle. He is playing in his third USGA championship. Garrett has made eight trips to Bandon Dunes and played 46 rounds since 2012.

Ted Gray, 33, of Phoenix, Ariz., & Travis Milleman, 28, of Portland, Ore.

Milleman, who works as an equipment engineer for an aircraft manufacturer, and Gray, who is a project manager for a golf manufacturing company, are competing in their second U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. They advanced to the Round of 16 in 2016 at Winged Foot Golf Club. Milleman, who was a walk-on at Oregon State University and attended McMinnville High, qualified for last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur and won the 2017 Arizona Mid-Amateur. Gray played at Marquette University and claimed the 2008 Big East Conference Championship.

Tyler Gulliksen, 32, of Daytona Beach, Fla., & Jack Townsend, 16, of San Diego, Calif.

Gulliksen, who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was a member of the golf team, is a Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer. Gulliksen, who earned his master’s degree from the University of San Diego, played in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and is coached by 2005 USA Walker Cup Team member Chris Riley. Townsend, a high school junior, won the San Diego Junior Golf Association’s Sean O’Hair Heritage on March 2 and tied for 19th in last year’s Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship.

Dustin Hall, 34, of Sparks, Nev., & Jonas Mikals, 44, of Truckee, Calif.

Hall, who is one of 15 players in the field who advanced from this year’s U.S. Open local qualifying to sectionals, played at the University of Nevada from 2004-07. He won the 2007 Nevada State Amateur and is a former high school basketball coach. Mikals, a real estate agent in the Martis Camp area, once played mini tours, including the Golden Bear Tour. He has competed in two U.S. Mid-Amateurs and reached match play in 2014.

Brendan Hansen, 19, of Spring Lake, N.J., & Jack Wall, 18, of Brielle, N.J.

Hansen, who will attend Rutgers University in 2019-20, and Wall, who will play at the University of South Carolina in the fall, are competing in their second USGA championship. Hansen and Wall, who led Christian Brothers Academy to the 2017 and 2018 N.J. Tournament of Champions titles, each competed in the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur. Hansen, a three-time all-state selection, advanced to the semifinals of last year’s Met Junior. Wall, the 2018 NJ.com Golfer of the Year, won the state individual championship. He finished second in both the New Jersey Amateur (lost in a playoff) and Met Open (10-under 206). His brothers, Ethan and Jeremy, are competing as a team in this year’s Amateur Four-Ball.

Doug Hanzel, 62, of Savannah, Ga. & Bob Royak, 57, of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hanzel and Royak, the oldest team in the championship, also played in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four Ball. Hanzel, who is competing in his 35th USGA championship, won the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur and is a two-time low amateur in the U.S. Senior Open. A retired physician, he is the only player in USGA championship history to make match play in the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur in the same year (2012). Royak, who owns a technology company, has reached match play in three consecutive U.S. Senior Amateurs (2016-18). He and his wife, Patricia, support a local group in finding families for Russian orphans.

Trevor Harding, 29, of Portland, Ore., & Robbie Ziegler, 28, of Portland, Ore.

Ziegler, a golf manufacturer representative, and Harding, who works in insurance sales, are playing as a team in their first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Ziegler, who has competed in three U.S. Amateurs and reached match play in 2015 at Olympia Fields, defeated Spencer Tibbits, 2 and 1, to win last year’s Oregon Amateur. An all-state selection at Canby High, he earned four varsity letters as a member of the University of Oregon team. Harding reached the Round of 16 in the 2017 and 2018 Oregon Amateurs and won a pair of Oregon Four-Balls with partner Brent McKee (2016, 2017).

Scott Harvey, 40, of Kernersville, N.C., & Todd Mitchell, 40, of Bloomington, Ill.

Harvey and Mitchell are one of two sides to compete in all five U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships, joining 2015 champions Nathan Smith and Todd White. The duo advanced to the semifinals in 2015 and quarterfinals in 2017. Harvey was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team and won the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Harvey, who is a property manager, is playing in his 30th USGA championship. Mitchell, who was the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up to Steve Wilson, is competing in his 29th USGA event. Mitchell, who did not play college golf, was a shortstop at Illinois State and was chosen in the 14th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees.

Matt Hendrix, 38, of Greenville, S.C., & Michael Sims, 38, of Lexington, S.C.

Hendrix and Sims, who helped Clemson University capture the 2003 NCAA championship, are competing in their second U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Hendrix, who is an insurance agent, was a member of the 2003 USA Walker Cup Team. He is competing in his fifth USGA championship. A reinstated amateur, he played professionally on several tours, including the PGA Tour in 2007. Sims, who owns a watch company, is playing in his sixth USGA championship, including his third Amateur Four-Ball.

Chuck Isgar, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., & Drew Powell, 20, of Bangor, Maine

Isgar and Powell, who were teammates at Brown University in 2017-18, secured their spot by winning a playoff in the rain-delayed Lincoln, R.I., sectional qualifier. Isgar, a junior who attended classes around competing in qualifying, rolled in a downhill 30-foot birdie putt to secure his team’s spot in their first USGA championship. He has developed and launched an online platform (BrainChain) for students to find and form group study sessions. Powell, who transferred to Duke University, finished fourth in last year’s Maine State Amateur and won the Maine Class A state high school championship in 2014.

Brodie Jordan, 40, of Sherwood, Ore., & Austin Spicer, 24, of Portland, Ore.

Spicer, who attended Gresham High, was a four-time state championship qualifier and went on to earn All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honors at Division II Saint Martin’s University. Spicer, who is a project manager for a decorative finishing products company, reached match play with partner Corey Eddings in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Jordan, an All-Big Sky Conference selection at Portland State University, attended Sherwood-Tualatin South High. He works in sales for a paper and packaging company.

Jimin Jung, 17, of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., & Jud Langille, 17, of Ossining, N.Y.

Langille defeated Jung in 20 holes to win the 2017 Metropolitan Golf Association Boys Championship at Glen Ridge Country Club. Langille, a junior at Ossining High, qualified for the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He finished 11th in last year’s New York State Junior Boys Amateur and was the Westchester Golf Association player of the year. Jung, a junior at Hackley School, was a first-team Westchester/Putnam selection. He was the New York State Association of Independent Schools runner-up.

Patrick Knott, 33, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., & Chris Rockwell, 31, of Baltimore, Md.

Knott and Rockwell, who competed against each other as junior golfers, are playing in their first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. After suffering a wrist injury at Wofford College, Knott was told by doctors he would never play golf again. Knott, who has competed in two U.S. Mid-Amateurs (2012, 2018), works for a financial institution. Rockwell, who was a member of the Vanderbilt University team, is playing in his fourth USGA championship. He advanced to match play in the 2007 U.S. Amateur.

Jeff Koprivetz, 32, of San Diego, Calif., & Pete Williams, 37, of San Diego, Calif.

Koprivetz, who advanced to match play in last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur, and Williams, who has played in two U.S. Mid-Amateurs (2015, 2016), qualified for their first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Koprivetz, who played at the University of Denver from 2005-09, works in sales for a health insurance company. Williams, who played at the University of Idaho, caddied for his brother, Chris, in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional. Chris won the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the top-ranked male amateur golfer in the world.

Jackson Lake, 18, of Clovis, Calif., & Aidan Tran, 15, of Fresno, Calif.

Lake, who will attend Oregon State University in 2019-20, and Tran, the youngest player in the field, are competing in their first USGA championship. Lake, a senior at Clovis High, was the 2018 Tri-River Athletic Conference MVP and earned all-conference honors three times. Tran, a freshman at Clovis North High who is planning to attend Georgia Tech in 2022, tied for the third in the 2017 U.S. Kids Teen Worlds (age 13 division) with a 5-under 211 at Pinehurst No. 5. Tran, who tied for eighth in last year’s IMG Junior Worlds, shot a course record 9-under 63 at Riverside Golf Course, in Fresno, last September.

Daniel Licursi, 39, of Chandler, Ariz., & Danny Wax, 32, of Marina Del Rey, Calif.

Licursi and Wax are a pair of reinstated amateurs who played professionally for a brief period on the Web.com Tour. Licursi works in corporate development for a medical equipment supplier. Wax, who competed in the 2008 U.S. Amateur and played at the University of Denver, is the CEO of a company that develops a platform for people to connect and use golf as a business tool.

Andrew Medley, 39, of Scottsdale, Ariz., & Taylor Wood, 35, of Coto de Caza, Calif.

Medley, a managing director for a commercial real estate firm, is playing in his third USGA championship. He advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur and reached match play in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. He played as a collegian at Mississippi and Arizona. Wood, a senior managing director for a commercial real estate firm, is competing in his seventh USGA championship, including the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. He has reached match play in two Amateur Four-Balls (2015, 2017).

Butler Melnyk, 36, of Saint Simons Island, Ga., & Richard Scott, 35, of Saint Simons Island, Ga.

Melnyk and Scott, who were teammates at the University of Georgia, are competing in U.S. Amateur Four-Ball for the first time. Melnyk, who works for a sports management company, played in the 2014 U.S. Amateur. His father, Steve, won the 1969 U.S. Amateur and was a longtime network television golf analyst. Scott, the 2001 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up, is a hotel sales director. He helped Georgia win the 2005 NCAA Championship and is a three-time Canadian Men’s Amateur champion.

David Morgan, 38, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., & Justin Smith, 36, of St. Paul, Minn.

Morgan and Smith were teammates on the University of Minnesota’s 2002 NCAA Championship team. Morgan, a vice president for an investment and brokerage firm, played in two U.S. Junior Amateurs (1995, 1996). Smith, an associate golf coach at his alma mater, tied for fourth in the 2002 NCAAs and was a three-time All-American. He is competing in his eighth USGA championship, which includes four consecutive U.S. Amateurs from 2001-04.

Clark Rustand, 39, of Tucson, Ariz., & Eric Rustand, 50, of Tucson, Ariz.

The Rustand brothers are competing in their third U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, having also qualified in 2015 and 2018. Eric, who played in two U.S. Mid-Amateurs, works as an insurance consultant. An All-American at Brigham Young University, he was reinstated as an amateur after competing on the PGA, Nike and Buy.com tours. Clark, who works in the home inspection field, won the 2004 Utah State Amateur. Their father, Warren, served as a White House fellow in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford U.S. presidencies.

The father-son tandem of John (right) and Andrew Sajevic is back in the field after qualifying for match play in 2015. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

Andrew Sajevic, 28, of Fremont, Neb., & John Sajevic, 63, of Fremont, Neb.

The father-son team replaced the defending U.S. Amateur Four-Ball champions in the field when Cole Hammer and Garrett Barber withdrew. Andrew, a banker, is a three-time Nebraska State Amateur champion and has competed in seven USGA championships, including three U.S. Amateurs. John, an automotive salesman, has played in 11 USGA championships, including the 1996 U.S. Amateur. The Sajevics qualified for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at The Olympic Club.

Scott Shingler, 47, of Haymarket, Va., & Justin Young, 41, of Salem, Va.

Shingler and Young are playing in their third U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. The team reached the Round of 16 in 2016 at Winged Foot Golf Club. Shingler, who works as a dental assistant, is competing in his 13th USGA championship. He won the 2011 Virginia State Amateur and is a three-time Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) Player of the Year. Young, who handles sales for a packaging company, is competing in his seventh USGA championship and advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur. In 2017, he captured both the VSGA Mid-Amateur and VSGA Four-Ball.

Nathan Smith, 40, of Pittsburgh, Pa., & Todd White, 51, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Smith and White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four Ball Championship in 2015 with a 7-and-5 triumph in the final at The Olympic Club. Smith and White, who also reached the quarterfinals in 2017 at Pinehurst No. 2, were members of the victorious 2013 USA Walker Cup Team. Smith is a four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012). An investment advisor, he is playing in his 45th USGA championship. White, a high school history teacher, is playing in his 27th USGA championship. He advanced to the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinals and reached the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015.

Ethan Wall, 24, of Brielle, N.J., & Jeremy Wall, 23, of Brielle, N.J.

The Wall brothers, who are competing in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball for the first time, were involved in Loyola University (Md.) capturing three Patriot League championships during a four-year span. Jeremy, who works in sales for a car dealership, earned first-team all-league honors twice. Ethan was the 2018 Patriot League runner-up and was an All-North Region selection. Jeremy, who won last year’s Philadelphia Amateur, is competing in his sixth USGA championship. The Walls’ younger brother, Jack, is also in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball field.

Larry Watts, 59, of Springfield, Ore., & Nicholas Watts, 16, of Springfield, Ore.

The father-son team represent the largest age difference (43 years) between partners in the field. Larry, a teacher and administrator, qualified for last year’s U.S. Senior Amateur. Larry, a 1987 graduate of Western Oregon University, is the brother of Brian, who is the former head golf coach at Oregon State University and the U.S. Military Academy. Nicholas, a sophomore at Marist Catholic High, helped his team win its second consecutive Class 4A state championship earlier this month. He was the individual 4A state champion by eight strokes with rounds of 74-71 at Emerald Valley Golf Club.

Bryce Wortman, 21, of Creswell, Ore., & Sean Yu, 22, of Chinese Taipei

Wortman, a sophomore, and Yu, a junior, are teammates at San Jose State University. Wortman, who attended Mazama High, is a three-time Oregon Class 4A state medalist. He won last year’s Oregon Amateur Public Links and the 2012 Oregon Junior Amateur. His father is the head professional at Emerald Valley Golf and Resort. Yu, who tied for third in the 2018 Mountain West Conference Championship after transferring from California-Berkeley, advanced to match play in the 2013 U.S. Amateur and competed in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Brian DePasquale is a manager of championship communications for the USGA. Email him at bdepasquale@usga.org.

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