Today, the best 312 amateurs are making their preparations to play the most grueling test of amateur golf.
Players from around the world are checking in at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, hitting the driving range and playing practice rounds, all to get ready for two days of stroke play beginning on Monday.
The tournament will move to match play on Wednesday and ends with a final 36 hole match on Sunday.
Local caddie, Brant Hunt, will be on the bag for Conor Gough this week. Brant recently was credited for providing expert course knowledge to Australia’s Gabii Rufflels as she won the 2019 Women’s North and South Amateur.
The Members Clubhouse has been turned into the registration area for participants and media center for the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
~Written and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Sports Reporter/Photographer John Patota.