Photo Credit: USGA/Fred Vuich
PARAMUS, N.J. – The 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship will be contested at two of New Jersey’s premiere golf clubs – The Ridgewood Country Club and Arcola Country Club – in the first playing of the championship in the state since 2000. From August 15-21, 312 of the best amateur golfers, including six with ties to the Garden State will vie for the Havemeyer Trophy.
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A pair of former New Jersey State Golf Association Champions in Austin Devereux and Mark Costanza highlight the Garden State contingent. 2020 New Jersey Amateur Champion Devereux is coming off a pair of top-20 finishes at the New Jersey Amateur Championship at Rockaway River Country Club and the New Jersey Open Championship at The Ridge at Back Brook. 2020 New Jersey Open Champion Costanza is coming off yet another solid finish at the Open, notching low amateur honors and third overall. Costanza is headed to Ridgewood after finishing as runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship and earning an exemption into the championship.
William O’Neill of Morristown punched his ticket to the U.S. Amateur after earning medalist honors at the qualifier conducted by the NJSGA at Canoe Brook Country Club on July 20. O’Neill, 22, finished in 5th at the 2022 New Jersey Open at The Ridge at Back Brook, shooting a 54-hole score of 214 (+1). O’Neill will be hitting the first tee shot on Monday off No. 10 at Arcola Country Club.
Dougie Ergood, 22, who finished as runner-up in the 2021 New Jersey Amateur will also be hitting the first tee shot on Monday, off No. 9 at Ridgewood. Matthew Mattare of Jersey City will be making his first U.S. Amateur appearance, qualifying out of Rolling Green Golf Club in Pennsylvania.
Also in the field is current Rutgers men’s golfer, Rhett Sellers. Sellers, hailing from the Lone Star state is set to make his second appearance at the U.S. Amateur. The incoming junior qualified for the championship through the qualifier at Canoe Brook Country Club.
Ridgewood was the site of the 1974 U.S. Amateur, won by Jerry Pate in a 2&1 final over John Grace. This Amateur will be the ﬁfth USGA championship the club has hosted. It has also served as the venue for several PGA Tour events, such as the 2008, 2010 and 2014 Barclays and most recently, the 2018 Northern Trust. In addition, not long after its inception, Ridgewood hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup Matches, just the fifth playing of that prestigious event.
Ridgewood boasts 27 holes of challenging golf in the form of the East, West, and Center nines. The historic club was originally founded in Ho-Ho-Kus but quickly relocated to Paramus in 1926, where it has remained. Its design is by A.W. Tillinghast, the architect of some of the best courses in the country, including Baltusrol Golf Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, and Quaker Ridge Golf Club. Ridgewood officially opened for play in 1929 and has been a pivotal part of New Jersey golf ever since.
New Jersey Competitors in the 122nd U.S. Amateur Championship & Starting Times
Austin Devereux, Brielle, N.J. (Rd 1 : 7 a.m., Arcola #1 | Rd 2 : 12 :15 p.m., Ridgewood #9)
William O’Neill, Morristown, N.J. (Rd 1 : 7 a.m., Arcola #10 | Rd 2 : 12 :35 p.m., Ridgewood #1)
Matthew Mattare, Jersey City, N.J. (Rd 1 : 12:15 p.m., Arcola #1 | Rd 2 : 7 a.m., Ridgewood #9)
Mark Costanza, Morristown, N.J. (Rd 1 : 7:20 a.m., Ridgewood #1| Rd 2 : 12 :15 p.m., Arcola #10)
Dougie Ergood, Mount Laurel, N.J. (Rd 1 : 7 a.m., Ridgewood #9 | Rd 2 : 12 :15 p.m., Arcola #1)
Rhett Sellers, Longview, Texas (Rd 1 : 7:10 a.m., Arcola #10 | Rd 2 : 12 :45 p.m., Ridgewood #1) ^
^ - Attends Rutgers University
U.S. Amateur Match Play Tickets
Fans will have a chance to walk the fairways with the world’s best amateur golfers and future stars of the game as tickets for the 122nd U.S. Amateur Championship. Stroke play is closed to the public, however tickets for match play are still available here.
NJSGA Ticket Giveaway Winners Announced
The NJSGA teamed up with the USGA to give away a pair of U.S. Amateur match play tickets to two winners via Instagram. Congratulations to Amanda Michelle and Jack Panagos!
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