2011 Champion Randy Lewis among 11 Michigan Golfers Playing in U.S. Mid-Amateur in Atlanta

The 2011 champion and two-time Michigan Amateur champion Randy Lewis of Alma, heads the list of 11 Michigan golfers who will start play in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Friday in Atlanta.

Seven past champions, including Lewis and reigning title holder and 2017 USA Walker Cup competitor Stewart Hagestad, were among the 4,386 entries accepted by the USGA for the 37th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, scheduled for Oct. 7-12 at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga., and Atlanta National Golf Club.

The total is the sixth-highest in championship history. Besides the seven past champions, 22 other competitors are fully exempt into the championship. The U.S. Mid-Amateur, which includes a 264-player field, is open to any amateur golfer with a Handicap Index not exceeding 3.4 and who is 25 years of age at the start of championship play.

Lewis, a member of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, and Scott Strickland of Birmingham were exempt players into the field from Michigan. Those who made the starting field through qualifiers are Adam Anderson of Portage, Jerred Barley of Tipton, Jeff Champine of Rochester Hills, Jimmy Chestnut of Royal Oak, Anthony Dietz of Highland, Mike Ignasiak of Saline, Larry Sterling Jr. of Sterling Heights, Joseph Stimac of Lansing and Adam Walicki of Jackson, who now lives in Arizona.

Learn more, see tee times and follow scoring at

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2017/u-s--mid-amateur-.html

Read “Inside the Field,” which includes information about some Michigan players at

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2017/u-s--mid-amateur-/articles/37th-u-s--mid-amateur--inside-the-field.html
 
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