Tyler Klava Begins US Amateur Championship Play Today
South Alabama Golfer Tyler Klava, a junior, will take part in the U.S. Amateur Championship beginning today at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. This is his second consecutive appearance in the Championship.
The Country Club course will play at more that 7,300 yards and along with Charles River Country Club a shorter course, will both be used to trim down the field from 312 to the top 64 by Wednesday. The first two rounds will be stroke play to get to the final 64, when it will turn to match play.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the US for amateur golfers and is organized by the United States Golf Association. There are no age or gender restrictions on entry, however players must have a handicap index of 2.4 or less.
The tournament consists of two days of stroke play with the top 64 playing in a match-play knockout competition to decide the champion. All knockout matches consist of 18 holes except for the championship match, which spans 36 holes with 18 in the morning and the final 18 in the afternoon. Players such as Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and many other well known golfers have won the US Amateur championships since it was established in 1895.
Tyler tees off at 7:50am on hole #10. Scores can be found on the USGA website by clicking here.