The tee times are out for the 2017 U.S. Amateur – and there are some good pairings.
Joaquin Niemann, Maverick McNealy and Braden Thornberry – ranked Nos. 1-3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, respectively – are grouped together, as are the last three low amateurs in majors – Stewart Hagestad (Masters), Scottie Scheffler (U.S. Open) and Alfie Plant (British Open).
Brad Dalke, last year’s runner-up, will play alongside fellow semifinalists from a year ago, Jonah Texeira and Nick Carlson.
For the junior-golf fans, the last three U.S. Junior Amateur champions are paired together – Philip Barbaree (2015), Min Woo Lee (2016) and Noah Goodwin (2017).
Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the 36-hole stroke-play portion of the 2017 U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club, near Los Angeles (all times local):
Monday (Aug. 14), Bel-Air, Hole #1 / Tuesday (Aug. 15), Riviera, Hole #10
7 a.m. / 12:15 p.m. – Jonathan Kang, Santa Clarita, Calif.; Shae Wools-Cobb, Australia; Andrew Israelson, Staples, Minn.
7:10 a.m. / 12:25 p.m. – Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn.; Trace Crowe, Easley, S.C.; Ivan Ramirez, Colombia
7:21 a.m. / 12:36 p.m. – Connor Creasy, Abingdon, Va.; Mikey Feher, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; Viktor Hovland, Norway
7:31 a.m. / 12:46 p.m. – Austin Spicer, Gresham, Ore.; Chun An Yu, Chinese Taipei; John Hilliard Catanzaro, Gadsden, Ala.
7:42 a.m. / 12:57 p.m. – Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif.; Andrew Alligood, Saint Johns, Fla.; Ruben Sondjaja, Australia
7:52 a.m. / 1:07 p.m. – Benjamin Shipp, Raleigh, N.C.; Tom Miles, Dublin, Ohio; John Souza, Phoenix, Ariz.
8:03 a.m. / 1:18 p.m. – Arjuna Anday, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Kyle Slattery, Rockford, Ill.; Mark Lawrence Jr., Henrico, Va.
8:13 a.m. / 1:28 p.m. – Jacob Bergeron, Slidell, La.; Kiran Day, Australia; Adrien Pendaries, France
8:24 a.m. / 1:39 p.m. – Blake Taylor, Wilmington, N.C.; Broc Haymon, Pearland, Texas; Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J.
8:34 a.m. / 1:49…