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Barry and Tidd Will Head to 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Wednesday, September 20, fourteen teams braved the weather out at RedHawk Golf Course for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifier. Early on, Jacob Byers and Tristan Rohrbaugh were on track to play in their second U.S. Amateur Four-Ball sitting at eight under through thirteen. Jacob and Tristan finished at (-4), 66 along with the side of Donny Hopoi and Jun Ho Won. Carson Barry and Sam Tidd finished at seven under, 63 to secure their spot in the 4th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship to be held at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla. May 19 – 23, 2018. This will be Barry and Tidd’s first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Hopoi and Won chose to forgo the playoff due to the inclement weather and hand the first alternate position to Byers and Rohrbaugh.

Carson Barry will attend the Men’s Golf Team at Oregon State University in 2018, and Sam Tidd will be a member of the University of Oklahoma Men’s Golf Team in 2018. For the complete results of the qualifier, please click here.

The course was designed by George Fazio and opened for play in 1970. Fazio, who had three top-five finishes in the U.S. Open, including a playoff loss to Ben Hogan in 1950 at Merion Golf Club, partnered with William Clay Ford Sr., comedian and actor Bob Hope and William Elliott to purchase the land where the course was built in the late 1960s. Tom Fazio, George’s nephew, renovated the Hills Course in 2006.

The Hills Course hosted the 1987 U.S. Amateur Championship, won by Billy Mayfair, 4 and 3, over Eric Rebmann. Mayfair became the first player to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links titles, having won the 1986 APL. Rebmann defeated Steve Stricker and five-time USGA champion Jay Sigel en route to the championship final.

Jupiter Hills Club served as a host site for U.S. Open sectional qualifying in 2007 and 2008. The club also hosted the Florida State Amateur in 2008 and 2013. — Courtesy of the USGA– click here for the complete article.


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