Oakmont Country Club is the host for this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship. Built on farmland in the Allegheny River Valley in western Pennsylvania, the course opened in 1903 and has been the site of more USGA championships than any other course in the U.S.
Unlike Pinehurst, the course has wide-open views. Standing at the clubhouse, every hole can be seen across the landscape. The most dramatic view is standing high above the golf course on the 3rd green looking back to the historic clubhouse in the distance.
The field of 312 golfers was cut to 64 Wednesday, with many players in the field with North Carolina ties. Match play will resume Thursday with the Round of 32.
The event concludes on Sunday with a 36-hole championship match.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter John Patota.