Aug. 19, 2009
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU Mustangs Max Buckley, Marc Sambol and Aaron Stewart have qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur to be played August 24-30, at Southern Hills Country Club and Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa. The trio will look to follow in the footsteps of Mustang golfing legends Colt Knost, who won the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship, and Hank Kuehne, who won in 1998.
The 2009 Championship begins with 36 holes of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday, and the field is cut to the low 64 players for match play after Tuesday's round. Match play begins on Wednesday and continues until the 36-hole final on Sunday.
Southern Hills has a rich history of major championships. To date, Southern Hills has hosted 14 major championships: three U.S. Open Championships (1958, 1977, 2001), an unprecedented four PGA Championships (1970, 1982, 1994, 2007), a USGA Women's Amateur Championship (1946), a USGA Junior Amateur Championship (1953), a USGA Senior Amateur Championship (1961), a USGA Amateur Championship (1965), a USGA Women's Mid Amateur Championship (1987) and two Tour Championships (1994, 1995).