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Four Ivy Leaguers Competed at the USGA Men’s Amateur Championship

Four Ivy Leaguers Competed at the USGA Men’s Amateur Championship

Photo Courtesy of The Dartmouth

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. –- Four Ivy League golfers played in the stroke play portion of the 2010 USGA Amateur Championship, which took place on August 23 and 24 at the Chambers Bay Course and The Home Course at Chambers Bay. The group included the junior trio of Dartmouth’s Peter Williamson, Princeton’s Evan Harmeling and Harvard’s Tony Grillo, as well as Yale senior Tom McCarthy.

Considered the USGA’s premier amateur event, the 2010 Amateur Championship began with a field of 312 golfers who all played two rounds of stroke play. Then the field was cut to the top-64 finishers in order to hold a match play tournament to crown the next champion.

Unfortunately, the Ivy League competitors were unable to overcome the longest track in USGA Amateur Championship history (Chambers Bay/7,742 yards) and advance to match play. Williamson, who was named the Ivy League Rookie and Player of the Year in 2009, finished with an 11-over par 154 mark, which placed him in a tie for 138th (79-75).

Harmeling shot a 13-over par 156 (79-77) to tie for 180th. Grillo, an All-Ivy Second Team performer in 2010, fired an opening round 74 but followed with a second round 84 to finish tied for 212th at 15-over par.

Rounding out the Ivy contingent, McCarthy, the 2010 Ivy League Player of the Year, finished at 18-over par (81-80) to tie for 262nd.

Round of 64 matches are underway at Chambers Bay, with the championship slated to conclude on Aug. 29.