U.S. Amateur Championship
Aug. 11, 2017
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s golfer Timmy Hildebrand looks to put a cap on his strong summer, competing in the 117th United States Amateur Championship held in Los Angeles beginning Monday.
The championship will be held at both the prestigious Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, as 312 competitors begin a grueling week in search of becoming America’s amateur champion.
Riviera is the more well-known of the two courses and has hosted the U.S. Open (1948), two PGA Championships (1983, 1995), the U.S. Senior Open (1998) and will host the Olympics in 2028. The course will play 7,322 yards at par-71.
Competitors will play 18 holes on both Monday and Tuesday with the top 64 finishers advancing to match play beginning on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s first round consists of 32 matches. Thursday’s action will be the second (16 matches) and third rounds (eight matches) of match play. Friday’s play will consist of the quarterfinals, the semifinals will be hosted on Saturday and the 36-hole championship match will be on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday’s action will be televised nationally by Fox Sports, while Fox Sports 1 will broadcast match-play action from Wednesday to Friday.
Hildebrand’s tee times are 4:28 p.m. ET, on Monday off Riviera (hole No. 1), and at 11:13 a.m. ET, off Bel Air Country Club (hole No. 10) on Tuesday.
Hildebrand has had an outstanding summer leading to his junior year at Purdue. The Westfield, Indiana, native has surged to No. 130 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) after winning the Northern Amateur, winning the U.S. Amateur qualifier and placing in the top 20 at the Canadian Amateur (T-19th) and the Dogwood Invitational (T-17th).
This will be the final competition this summer for the Boilermakers as classes begin in West Lafayette next Monday, Aug. 21.