Aug. 11, 2014
JONES CREEK, Ga. - Senior Joe Lewis and sophomore Ben Wolcott will represent the Ole Miss men's golf team at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championships, which begin today in Jones Creek, Georgia.
The tournament will be held at the par-71, 7,490-yard Highlands Course at the Atlanta Athletic Club. A field of 312 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on Aug. 11 and 12, after which the field will be cut to the low-64 scorers. Six rounds of match play begin on Aug. 13and the championship concludes with a scheduled 36-hole championship match on Aug. 17.
"I'm very proud of Ben and Joe," Ole Miss head coach Chris Malloy said. "I know they will show what they can do on a very tough courseagainst the best amateur golfers in the country."
Wolcott, who begins his first round at 7:55 a.m., is paired with Jonathan Chang of Corona, Calif., and University of Tulsa golfer Logan McCracken. Lewis will tee off at 2:05 p.m. with Philip Knowles of Bradenton, Fla., and Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks, N.C.
Lewis played in all 11 tournaments on the season and finished third on the team with a 73.94 stroke average, while Wolcott played in nine tournaments as a true freshman and posted three top-20 finishes.
Fans can visit www.USGA.org for score updates throughout each round.