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Jim Wiechers

The opponents in the final match were teammates on the golf team of Bellarmine High School, San Jose, Calif. Jim Wiechers, 17, of Los Altos, overcame Jim Sullivan, also 17, of Sacramento, by 4 and 3 to win the Championship at the Lochmoor Club, Gross Point, Mich.

The match included an eagle by Wiechers on the third hole, a par-5, where he holed out a pitch shot across a bunker. Wiechers played 113 holes in only 3 over par. His opponents included the defending Champion, Charles McDowell, of Virginia Beach, Va., whose bid to become the first two-time Champion ended in the semi-final round, 2 and 1.

Bob Carson, 15, of Long Beach, was the third Californian to advance to the semi-final round. Terry Hurst, of Honolulu, made the third hole-in-one in the history of the Championship with a four-iron on the 187-yard fourth hole in a third round match again Wiechers.

The Championship continued to grow at a remarkable rate. There were 2,090 entrants contesting for 127 qualifiers places at 53 sites. The number of entrants comfortably surpassed the record of 1,885 set the previous year and marked the 13th consecutive year in which the entry had increased.

 
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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