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Then There Were Four: An, Holland, Martin, Patel Advance

Tulsa, Okla. – Charlie Holland, 23, of Dallas, Texas, a quarterfinalist in 2008, leads a group of four players who advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship Friday at the par-70, 7,093-yard Southern Hills Country Club.

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Martin Overcomes Penalty, Defeats Lingmerth

Tulsa, Okla. – Had Jim Martin been able to do so right then and there, he would have vanished instantly. Instead, all he could do was drop to a knee and bow his head as the rake dangled from his right hand. 

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Holland Takes Down Uihlein
Tulsa, Okla. – Locked in a roller-coaster match with local favorite Peter Uihlein in the quarterfinals of the 109th U.S. Amateur, Charlie Holland ended things with a Demon Drop of a shot.
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Quarterfinals Set: Holland Makes Return Appearance

Tulsa, Okla. – Charlie Holland, 23, of Dallas, Texas, won two matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship for the second consecutive year Thursday at the par-70, 7,093-yard Southern Hills Country Club.

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Meet The Quarterfinalists
Brief bios of the eight players remaining in the 109th U.S. Amateur.
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Back In The Saddle: Uihlein's Wake-Up Call Helps

Tulsa, Okla. – Peter Uihlein’s golf season turned around in April when his coach at Oklahoma State University, Mike McGraw, sent him to compete in an NAIA event.

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Medalist Jackson's Run Comes To An End

Tulsa, Okla. – Stroke-play medalist Tim Jackson of Germantown, Tenn., had an enviable run of stellar play end with a 2-and-1 loss to Charlie Holland of Dallas, Texas, in the second round of match play Thursday at the 2009 U.S. Amateur.

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Tringale-Burgoon Match Doesn't Disappointment

Tulsa, Okla. – Bronson Burgoon had them wide-eyed with awe even though it didn’t turn out the way he had planned. As far as manufacturing late comebacks goes, Burgoon had concocted one savory golf recipe: pull off a few miraculous shots, apply pressure and hope for the best.

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Van Sickle Moves On In Convincing Fashion

Tulsa, Okla. – Mike Van Sickle so far has taken it easy on his father by being hard on his opponents in the 109th U.S. Amateur.

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Back In A Blaze Of Glory
The likely suspect was a carelessly tossed cigarette butt at the Saturday night dinner dance, but whatever the reason, The Atlanta Constitution’s Monday headline read, “Loss of Prized Trophies Mourned by Golfers Here.” 
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Jackson Among First-Round Winners

Tulsa, Okla. – The top seven seeds from stroke play, including 50-year-old medalist Tim Jackson, highlighted the list of 32 winners Wednesday in the first round of match play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club’s par-70, 7,093-yard layout.

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Walker Cup Teammates Duel, Cauley Comes Out On Top

Tulsa, Okla. – Bud Cauley put in two grueling days of stroke-play qualifying for this? Guess a two-day total of 142 doesn’t provide much of a breather these days.

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Woltman Scrambles To Victory
Tulsa, Okla. – Conventional wisdom dictates that playing from points other than the pristine fairways at Southern Hills Country Club is a recipe for disaster.
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Oh Canada! Country Is Well Represented This Week

Tulsa, Okla. – Hockey in the winter and golf in the summer. The rhythm of the sports season in Canada is as predictable and perfunctory as the change of seasons. But it is also eminently logical, given the common elemental disciplines each game demands.

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Is Southern Hills That Difficult? Yes
Tulsa, Okla. – The minimalist architectural style imbued into venerable Southern Hills Country Club by designer Perry Maxwell has been used to maximum effect by the governing bodies in American golf across a spectrum of championships.
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Jackson Oldest Medalist In History Of U.S. Amateur

Tulsa, Okla. – Tim Jackson, 50, of Germantown, Tenn., became the oldest medalist in the 109-year history of the U.S. Amateur Tuesday by posting a 36-hole total of even-par 140, despite a one-stroke penalty for slow play.

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Burgoon Blossoms Thanks In Part To USGA Grant

Tulsa, Okla. – When he was a coursekid, Bronson Burgoon used to squint at the 10 steps leading into his house, draw back and fire. Ping! Plunk! Ping! Balls bounded everywhere.

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Gene Pool Runs Deep In This Amateur

Tulsa, Okla. – Gunner Wiebe can’t remember much about the 1994 PGA Championship that his father, Mark, competed in at Southern Hills Country Club. But he can be forgiven for that.

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Southern Hills: One Of Golf's Most Enduring Stages

Right here, in this very spot, you could be reading a quote from a golf legend about what a wonderful place Southern Hills Country Club is.

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Martin Puts Mended Heart Into Amateur

Tulsa, Okla. – When Clemson University senior Ben Martin is focused and motivated, he can exhibit a level of golf competency that places him among the best young players in America.

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Perry Maxwell: The Master Of The Plains
Southern Hills has long been the standard bearer of championship golf in the Great Plains.
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Martin Holds Clubhouse Lead For Medalist Honors

Tulsa, Okla. - Ben Martin, 21, of Greenwood, S.C., carded a 2-under-par 68 Tuesday at Southern Hills Country Club and holds the lead for medalist honors at the halfway point of the second day of stroke play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur.

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Jackson's 68 Holds Up For First-Round Lead

Tulsa, Okla. – Tim Jackson, 50, of Germantown, Tenn., shot a 2-under-par 68 Monday at Southern Hills Country Club to lead the first day of stroke play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur.

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Juniors Getting Their Due

Tulsa, Okla. – Jordan Spieth makes no bones about it. He’s here this week, appearing in his first U.S. Amateur, for one reason and one reason only.

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Jackson Continues To Turn Back Time

Tulsa, Okla. – When Tim Jackson returned home to Tennessee after his stirring run in the U.S. Senior Open earlier this month, he heard from a few friends who wondered how he could have turned down the relatively lucrative paycheck that went with finishing tied for 11th.

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Finding Their Way Back

Tulsa, Okla. – If time heals old wounds, then Drew Kittleson has been on a path to recovery.

A couple of high-status events have soothed the disappointment the Florida State University junior felt last year after falling to Danny Lee, 5 and 4, in the U.S. Amateur final at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.
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Doing It Again: Jackson Takes Early Lead

Tulsa, Okla. – Tim Jackson, 50, of Germantown, Tenn., shot a 2-under-par 68 Monday at Southern Hills Country Club to lead the morning wave of the first day of stroke play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur.

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Barlow Battles Back From Scoliosis

Tulsa, Okla. – Zach Barlow sat at the end of the bed unaware of the tumult that awaited.

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U.S. Amateur Storylines
Tulsa, Okla. - Storylines from Southern Hills Country Club, host of this year's U.S. Amateur.
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A Golden Anniversary For The Golden Bear
Jack Nicklaus always seemed mature beyond his years, whether as a 10-year-old kid blasting balls at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, or impressing Bob Jones during a practice round in his first U.S. Amateur appearance at age 15 in 1955, or winning the 1956 Ohio State Open at age 16, competing against professionals, or finishing 12th in his first PGA Tour event, the 1958 Rubber City Open in Akron.
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Golf Journal Archive: A Subtle Bit Of History

A remarkable career began unpretentiously in 1959 among the mountains of Colorado when Jack Nicklaus met the wily veteran Charley Coe in a taut match.

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The 1965 U.S. Amateur
One club too much means hitting a shot long, perhaps missing a green and risking a bogey.
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A Host Of Hopefuls
Golfers from around the globe will descend on Tulsa, Okla., and Southern Hills Country Club for the 109th U.S. Amateur Championship, yet one need look no farther than 80 miles to the west to find a host of contenders.
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2009 U.S. Amateur Fact Sheet
Information on the 2009 U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club
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Lee's Feat Uncanny
In 1951, Ben Hogan brought a monster that was Oakland Hills to its knees when he won the U.S. Open. If true, how pray tell, does one describe what 18-year-old Danny Lee did to Pinehurst No. 2 Sunday? He shredded it like mincemeat in silencing Drew Kittleson, 5 and 4. So much so that even Kittleson, a 19-year-old sophomore from Florida State University, had to give him his props.
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