Syracuse, NY – Senior Rising Le Moyne College Men’s Golf Nicolas Bove (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) will compete this week in the United States Amateur Championship, as announced by the United States Golf Association.

The championship, which is the oldest championship in the USGA and was first held in 1895, will be played at Ridgewood Country Club and Arcola Country Club, both located in Paramus, New Jersey, from July 15 to 21st of August. The championship 36-hole stroke play will be played Monday August 15 and Tuesday August 16 at the Ridgewood and Arcola courses. After stroke play, the field of 312 competitors will be whittled down to the top 64 scores for the championship rounds. If necessary, a playoff will be organized to get the draw to exactly 64 golfers. The 32-game first round will be played on Wednesday, while the 16-game second round and eight-game third round will be played on Thursday and all four quarter-finals will be played on Friday. The two semi-finals will be played on Saturday and the 36-hole championship final will be played on Sunday.

Coverage of the first four rounds of the championship will air on the Peacock streaming service and the Golf Channel, while Saturday’s semi-final matches (3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday’s match (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) will air. on the Golf channel.

The winner of the championship round will receive a gold medal and custody of the Havemeyer Trophy for one year. Both participants in the championship round will earn byes for the 2023 US Open and a likely invite to the 2023 Masters Tournament, while the champion will also receive a bye for the 2023 British Open Championship.

Bove, who averaged 75.6 over 49 career rounds as a runner-up and finished in the top 10-10 of 23 events, competed in the qualifying event held July 7 at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville, NY Bove shot a par 134 from 10 under to place first among 54 competitors and claim the top automatic qualifying spot. He opened qualifying with a 63-par nine-under round, which included 10 birdies, then posted a one-under 71 in the second round to top the field.

As a junior, Bove earned his third consecutive Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division II PING All-Region and Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference honor after averaging 75.9 over 23 rounds. at 10 events. He finished in the top 10 at three events and in the top 20 at six events. He opened the year tied for 10th at the Penmen Fall Invitational with three straight rounds of 73. His best showing of the year came at the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional Championships, where he finished tied for eighth. place in the field of 108 competitors with a score of four out of 220 over the three laps. He opened with a one-under 71 to land in a five-under tie for sixth place, then was tied for fifth after a second-round 73.

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