U.S. Amateur Four-Ball taken by Walker Cup vets
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/7/15

And they did:

Pittsburgh-area resident Nathan Smith and his 2013 Walker Cup teammate Todd White of Spartanburg, South Carolina, were the victors the inaugural men's U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Wednesday at Olympic Club in San Francisco. They defeated Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 & 5 in a relatively short final.

Both White and Smith have long golf résumés; the 36-year-old Smith has four U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship victories among his 33 USGA appearances. The 47-year-old White has 16 USGA appearances of his own.

The men's and women's Four-Ball Championship is the replacement for the Public Links Championships, which were discontinued after last year. The inaugural U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship will begin on Saturday at the Tom Doak-designed Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes in Oregon this coming Saturday morning.

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[ comments ]
srogers13 says:
Brilliant thinking, let's make one trophy for a two man winning team.
bkuehn1952 says:
Good point srogers13. True, they get to keep the medals but what do they put in their trophy case?

On the other hand, I applaud the USGA on their fiscal conservatism. Saving 50% on the trophy costs was brilliant. I wonder if they recycled the Publinx trophy, thus saving even more money for their cash strapped organization?
srogers13 says:
Maybe there is a zipper or velcro holding the trophy together
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