Live scoring, television coverage available for U.S. Amateur

Aug. 18, 2008


Official Web Site of the U.S. Amateur Championship

MILWAUKEE -- Monday marks the opening day of the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Country Club. It also marks Marquette golfer Mike Van Sickle's debut at the event, heralded as perhaps the most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the world.

Follow Van Sickle, who Golfweek senior writer Ron Balicki announced this week as his "sleeper" for the tournament, through live Internet scoring and live television coverage on the Golf Channel (see schedule below).

Van Sickle will tee off at 11:55 a.m. CT Monday. He is paired with Derek Fathauer, who recently finished his senior season at Louisville -- the Golden Eagles' rival in the BIG EAST Conference, and John Ervasti of Scarborough, N.Y. The group will play Course No. 4, while Course No. 2 will also be played during the event.

Following two rounds of stroke play, the field of 315 golfers will be reduced to the lowest 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. Each round of stroke play and each match is 18 holes, except for the 36-hole championship match scheduled for Aug. 24.

Van Sickle earned the opportunity to play in this year's event by virtue of being one of the top two finishers a a local qualifying event earlier this month.

The Marquette senior has placed well in top amateur events this summer, including the Porter Cup (3rd) and Southern Amateur (T-2nd), and has tasted victory recently by posting wins in both the Pennsylvania state Amateur and Open Championships.

Golf Channel Television Coverage of the U.S. Amateur
First Round Match Play - Wed. (Aug. 20), 1-4 p.m. (EDT)
Third Round Match Play - Thurs. (Aug. 21), 12-2 p.m. (EDT)
Quarterfinal - Fri. (Aug. 22), 12-2 p.m. (EDT)
Semifinal - Sat. (Aug. 23), 1-4 p.m. (EDT)
Championship - Sun. (Aug. 24), 1-4 p.m. (EDT)




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