Aug. 12, 2012
Cherry Hills Village, Colo. - Starting Monday a group of four players with Virginia ties open play at the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship Monday in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. The group includes UVa head men's golf coach Bowen Sargent, sophomore Denny McCarthy, incoming freshmen Nick McLaughlin and recent graduate Cory Siegfried.
The tournament features 36 holes of stroke play Monday and Tuesday before the field is reduced to 64 players for match play, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 19.
The opening two rounds will be contested at two venues. In addition to the Cherry Hills Country Club (par 71, 7,432 yards) course, players will also compete at Common Ground Golf Course (par 70, 7,351 yards). All match play will take place at Cherry Hills, which is hosting a USGA championship for the ninth time. It was the site of the 1938, 1960 and 1978 U.S. Open Championships.
The four Cavaliers advanced to the national championship through sectional qualifying tournaments held between July 9 and Aug. 1. A total of 312 players will compete at this year's event. This will mark the third time McCarthy and Sargent have played at the U.S. Amateur.
Siegfried will tee off at 7:20 a.m. from the No. 10 tee at Cherry Hills. McLaughlin goes off at 7:30 a.m. from No. 10 at Common Grounds. Sargent begins play at 8 a.m. from Cherry Hills No. 1 and McCarthy follows him 30 minutes later from the first tee.
Sargent tied for first at the qualifier held at the University of Maryland Golf Course. McLaughlin won the event at the TPC River Highland Course in Cromwell, Conn. McCarthy finished first at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville, Md. Siegfried was fourth at the tournament contested at the Applebrook Golf Club and Waynesborough Country Club in Malvern, Pa.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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