Three Illini Head to U.S. Amateur Aug. 12-18
Aug. 9, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois golfers Alex Burge, Brian Campbell and Charlie Danielson will take part in the 113th U.S. Amateur at The Country Club and Charles River Country Club in Brookline, Mass., from Aug. 12-18. Both courses will be utilized for two rounds of stroke play on Aug. 12 and 13, then the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers. Six rounds of match play begin on Aug. 14 at The Country Club and the tournament concludes with a 36-hole championship match on Aug. 18. The three Illini golfers in the field marks the school's most since five qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur.
Danielson, who will be a sophomore for the Illini in 2013-14, was the team's first qualifier when he won medalist honors at the Blaine, Minn., qualifying site on July 12 with rounds of 67-75=142. Three days later, Campbell, who will be a junior this fall, shared medalist honors at the Irving, Texas, qualifier with rounds of 71-69=140. Burge added his name to the field on July 25 by taking second at the Normal, Ill., qualifier. He utilized his knowledge of the Weibring Golf Club, where Illinois annually plays a fall tournament, to fire a two-round total of 142, two shots behind medalist Andrew Novara.
This marks the second-straight year that Campbell and Danielson have made an appearance in the U.S. Amateur field and is Burge's first time playing in the U.S. Amateur. Campbell and Danielson finished tied for 180th in stroke play at +9 in 2012.
The 2013 U.S. Amateur winner receives a gold medal and custody of the Havemeyer Trophy, along with a spot in the fields of the 2014 U.S. Open and British Open. He also receives entry into the next 10 U.S. Amateurs and a likely invitation to the 2014 Masters.
Live scoring will be available here and Golf Channel will televise portions of the first, second and quarterfinal rounds of match play, with NBC taking over coverage for the semifinal and championship matches. Golf Channel's coverage will start Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 3-5 p.m. CT. Highlights of the second-round matches will air from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 15 and Golf Channel will air highlights from the quarterfinal matches Aug. 16 from 8-10 p.m. NBC begins its coverage with highlights of the semifinal matches from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, and will show a portion of the championship match from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 18.