2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

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October 7-12
Capital City Club (Crabapple) – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta National Golf Club – Milton, GA

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Match Play 36-hole Final Friday

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Josh Nichols (center) shakes hands with his opponent, Matt Parziale, prior to the start of Friday’s 36-hole championship match at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols tees off on the par-3 third hole. Nichols converted his birdie putt to trim his deficit to 1 down in the 36-hole final against Matt Parziale. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols and his caddie, Casey Komline, walking off of the third hole after Nichols won it with a birdie. Komline was a former college teammate of Nichols at Appalachian State. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols holes a birdie putt on the par-5 fourth green to return the 36-hole final to all square. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols reacts to missing his birdie putt on the seventh green. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols holed out his bunker shot on the ninth green to win the hole and trim his deficit to 2 down against Matt Parziale in the 36-hole championship match on Friday. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols receives congratulations from his caddie, Casey Komline, after he holed out a bunker shot on the ninth hole. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Matt Parziale tees off on the 10th hole. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Matt Parziale (right) lines up his birdie putt after Josh Nichols marks his ball following a pitch shot from the greenside rough. The players halved the hole with 4s. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols looks back at the 12th hole after he holed his birdie putt. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Matt Parziale (left) and Josh Nichols (right) looking over the 14th green during the final round of match play. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols reacts to a missed birdie putt at the 17th hole dure the final round of match play. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols (right) and Matt Parziale shake hands after the morning 18 of the 36-hole final. Parziale registered eight birdies and shot the equivalent of 7-under 63, with the usual match play concessions, in taking a 6-up lead. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols watches his tee shot on the 19th hole to begin the afternoon round of the 36-hole final. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols plays his second shot on the par-4 20th hole from the native area. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols plays his second shot at the par-5 22nd hole. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols reacts to missing his birdie putt on the par-4 23rd green. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols and Matt Parziale walk up the 27th fairway with the gallery following the championship match. Parziale owns a 7-up lead after 27 holes. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols (left) congratulates Matt Parziale on his 8-and-6 victory in Friday’s 36 hole final match. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Match Play Semifinals Thursday Afternoon

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Josh Nichols managed to get up and down from a greenside bunker to save par and halve the 16th hole in his semifinal match against Mark Harrell. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols reacts to converting his 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to give him a 1-up semifinal victory over Mark Harrell on Thursday afternoon. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Mark Harrell (left) congratulates Josh Nichols for his 1-up semifinal victory, a match where neither player made a bogey. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols get a victory hug from his mother, Darlynn, after his 1-up semifinal win over Mark Harrell. (USGA/Chris Keane)

 

Match Play Quarterfinals Thursday Morning

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Josh Nichols lines his putt up at the third green during the quarterfinals. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols plays his second shot on the par-5 fourth hole during the quarterfinals. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols watches his approach to the 18th green during the quarterfinals. Nichols managed to get up and down for par and prevailed over Scott Anderson, 2 up. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols (right) hands Scott Anderson his ball after Anderson conceded the 18th hole. Nichols prevailed , 2 up, to set up a semifinal match on Thursday afternoon against Mark Harrell. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Match Play Round of 16 Wednesday Afternoon

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Josh Nichols (right) shakes hands with 2014 runner-up Brad Nurski after the North Carolinian earned a 2-and-1 victory in the Round of 16. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Match Play Round of 32 Wednesday Morning

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Josh Nichols plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the round of 32. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Match Play Round of 64 Tuesday

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Josh Nichols receives congratulations from Luke Phillips after Phillips conceded the 18th hole, giving Nichols a 2-up win. (USGA/Chris Keane)
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Josh Nichols plays his approach to the 17th hole during the Round of 64. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Stroke Play Round 2 Monday

Atlanta National Golf Club

74 (+3) Tied for 19th after two rounds (Advanced to Match Play as the 22 seed)

Stroke Play Round 1 Saturday

Capital City Club (Crabapple)

70 (E) Tied for 15th going into Round 2 (Top 64 players make it to Match Play on Tuesday)

 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Oct. 5
Practice Rounds

Friday, Oct. 6
Practice Rounds

Saturday, Oct. 7
Stroke-Play Round 1 – 264 Players

Monday, Oct. 9
Stroke-Play Round 2 – 264 Players

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Match-Play Round 1 – 64 Players

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Match-Play Round 2 – 32 Players
Match-Play Round 3 – 16 Players

Thursday, Oct. 12
Match-Play Quarterfinals – 8 Players
Match-Play Semifinals – 4 Players

Friday, Oct. 13
Championship Match 36 Holes – 2 Players

 

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