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Champions both: Jordan Spieth and Amy Anderson won their respective Junior Amateurs on Trump National Club's New Course Saturday. (John Mummert/USGA)




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Spieth Avenges 2008 Disappointment,
Wins U.S. Junior Amateur

He becomes first medalist to win since 2000

Bedminster, N.J. – This U.S. Junior Amateur final certainly wasn’t a dud. In the end, like a well-conditioned thoroughbred pulling away down the stretch, 15-year-old prodigy Jordan Spieth simply couldn’t be stopped.

An Interview With U.S. Junior Champion Jordan Spieth

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Medalist Spieth To Face Hwang In Final

Bedminster, N.J. – All Jay Hwang and Jordan Spieth know about each other is that they both swing a golf club and that they’re both in the U.S. Junior Amateur field this week. Besides that, they haven’t got a clue about the other.


Semifinals To Feature Medalist Spieth, Harrell, Hwang, Reach

Bedminster, N.J. – Call it a pleasant case of déjà vu. 

Jordan Spieth, the 15-year-old Dallas, Texas, wunderkind, knew the fate of a repeat visit to the U.S. Junior Amateur semifinal round rested on a 200-yard approach shot Friday morning.


Weather Updates

Bedminster, N.J. - Follow the weather forecast at the U.S. Junior Amateur.


Quarterfinals Are Set At U.S. Junior Amateur

Bedminster, N.J. – No matter how far Yaroslav Merkulov advances in the U.S. Junior Amateur, each round he plays will be a blessing.

The 17-year-old high school senior from Penfield, N.Y., is thankful each day to be alive. About seven years ago, while playing soccer, Merkulov passed out.


Two For One: Two Championships On The Same Course

Bedminster, N.J. – This year’s two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships being contested at the same club is rare but not unheard of.


Meet The Quarterfinalists

Bedminster, N.J. - Take a look at this year's U.S. Amateur Junior quarterfinalists.


Joint Venture: In 1978 Wilmington C.C. Became First To Hold U.S. Junior Championships Together

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the October, 1978 issue of Golf Journal.)

In 1978 the USGA Executive Committee took the bold step of conducting the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior Championships at the same site during the same week, a step that had never been taken in any previous USGA competition.


Q&A: Mahan Recalls Victory 10 Years Ago

On the 10-year anniversary of his 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship victory, Hunter Mahan, now on the PGA Tour, spoke to the USGA’s Dave Fanucchi at the U.S. Open this past June about it. In one of the more memorable final matches, Mahan out-dueled a virtually unknown Colombian in Camilo Villegas, 4 and 2, at York Country Club in Pennsylvania.


Storylines For 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur


Close To Perfection


A Look At Trump National Golf Club


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Championship Facts

Junior Amateur

PAR AND YARDAGE – For the U.S. Junior Amateur, Trump National Golf Club’s Old Course will play at 7,100 yards and a par of 35-36—71. The New Course will play at 6,998/7,159 yards and a par of 36-36—72.

COURSE SETUP – The USGA Course Rating® and USGA Slope Rating® for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Trump National Golf Club are 75.8/146 (Old Course) and 74.3/144 (New Course).

ADMISSION – Admission is free. Tickets are not needed for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.

ARCHITECT – Trump National Golf Club’s Old Course was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2004. The New Course was designed by Tom Fazio II (Tom’s nephew) and opened in 2008.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY:
Monday, July 20 — First round, stroke play (18 holes) — New Course

Tuesday, July 21 — Second round, stroke play (18 holes) — Old Course

Wednesday, July 22 — First round, match play (18 holes) — New Course

Thursday, July 23 — Second round, match play (18 holes); Third round, match play (18 holes) — Old Course

Friday, July 24 — Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes); Semifinals, match play (18 holes) — New Course

Saturday, July 25 — Final, match play (36 holes) — New Course

ENTRIES – A total of 2,916 contestants entered the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The record of 4,508 entrants was set in 1999.

 

 

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