Press Release University of Arkansas:
After a successful showing atthe Western Amateur Championship just over a week ago, University of Arkansassenior Sebastian Cappelen and sophomore Taylor Moore will look to carry thatmomentum into the oldest golf championship in the country, as they begin playat the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday held at The CountryClub in Brookline, Mass.
Cappelen and Moore will each bemaking their second straight appearance at the U.S. Amateur and be among 312players looking to advance through the two rounds of stroke play and into thefield of 64 that will begin match play on Wednesday.
With such a large field, thestroke play portion will be split between The Country Club and Charles RiverCountry Club on Monday and Tuesday. Cappelen will be the first to play onMonday, going off the 1st hole at The Country Club at 11:40 A.M. CT,while Moore will begin at Charles River CC at 12:55 p.m. CT on the 10thhole.
Both Cappelen and Moore advancedthrough stroke play and into the 16-player match play event at the 111thWestern Amateur Championship held July 29-August 4, at the Alotian Club justoutside of Little Rock. Cappelen made it to the semifinals while Moore fell inthe first round. The duo was Arkansas' top two finishers in four events in2012-13, including the SEC Championship.
A strong finish to his juniorcampaign that featured the SEC Individual title led into the start of a busysummer for Cappelen, who also took part in the Palmer Cup for Team Europe inJune for third time in his career. Cappelen, who received an exemption into theU.S. Amateur due to his top 50 World Amateur ranking, will enter his senioryear having already played in 36 collegiate tournaments with a 14 top 10s,including three wins, and a stroke average of 72.0 over 105 rounds.
Moore turned in a breakoutfreshman campaign in 2012-13, earning Co-SEC Freshman of the Year honors afterproducing a 73.6 stroke average as one of two players to participate in all 13tournaments. Moore finished No. 129 in the Golfweek rankings thanks to six top20s and three top 10s.
The U.S. Amateur is the oldestchampionship in the country, one day older than the U.S. Open. Past winners ofthe U.S. Amateur Championship include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, PhilMickelson and Tiger Woods. This year's championship marks the sixth time theU.S. Amateur has been held at The Country Club and the first time it has everbeen played at anything other than a par 71. The Country Club will play over7,300 yards long this week as a par 70.
Each day of match play will betelevised with the Golf Channel showing first, second and quarterfinal matcheson Wednesday-Friday. Saturday's semifinal matches and Sunday's Championshipwill be shown on NBC from 3-5 p.m. CT.