Captures The 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
16, of Savannah, Ga.,
became the third left-handed golfer in history to win a USGA title
with his 5-and-4 victory over Jordan Cox, 15, of Redwood City,
Calif., Saturday at the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
at the 6,586-yard, par-70 Columbia Country Club.
victory was particularly sweet for Harman, who in the quarterfinals
at the 2002 Junior Amateur was leading Charlie
by one hole going into the 18 th . Harman hit his tee shot into
the water and eventually lost in 21 holes. Beljan went on to win
choke has been avenged, said Harman.
Final Photo Gallery
U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FACT SHEET
Chevy Chase, Md.
PAR AND YARDAGE
Columbia Country Club
will play at 6,575/6,586 yards and par is 35-3570.
The golf course at Columbia Country Club was designed
by noted golfer Walter Travis and opened in 1910.
The championship is open to amateur golfers who will not have
reached their 18th birthday on or before July 26, 2003,
and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. Entries closed
A total of 3,216 entries were accepted in 2003. In 1999, a record
4,508 entries were accepted for this championship, beating by 420
the previous record of 4,088 set in 1998.
July 19 Practice Rounds
- Sunday, July
20 Practice Rounds
- Monday, July
21 First round, stroke play
July 22 Second round, stroke play
64 scorers advance to match play
July 23 First round, match play
July 24 Second and third rounds, match play
- Friday, July
25 Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, match play
July 26 Final round, match play (18 holes)
Spectators are invited to attend the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
free of charge. Spectators are invited to walk the fairways behind
the players, but no cameras are allowed during the days of competition.
INTERVIEW HOTLINE The 2003 winner will be featured on the
USGA Audio Hotline on Saturday, July 26. Call (888) 321-8742. The
interview will be broadcast quality and about four minutes in length.
USGA ON THE
WEB Log on to the USGA Internet site at www.usga.org
for the latest and most complete U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
SCORING A web site will be provided with the most up-to-date
scoring information during the championship. During stroke play
and the first round of match play, scores will be posted after nine
holes. During the balance of match play, scores will be posted hole-by-hole
for each match.
CHAMPION Charlie Beljan of Mesa, Ariz., made a 2-foot birdie
putt on the 20th hole in the final match at Atlanta Athletic
Clubs Highlands Course to earn the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur.
turned 18 since his victory and is thus ineligible to defend his