Greg Doherty Falls in First Round of North & South
PINEHURST, N.C. DePaul's Greg Doherty continued his busy summer schedule of golf with the prestigious North & South Amateur Championship at the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course. The 109th annual match-play tournament features some of the finest amateur players in North America.
Doherty qualified for the 64-player field with a two-over 73 in the qualifying round on Tuesday. He faced Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State in the first round of the match-play tournament and the two battled over 21 holes until Uihlein was able to advance to the second round.
Earlier this summer, Doherty advanced to the Sectional Qualifying Round of the U.S. Open with a 68 in the Local Qualifying Round at Schaumburg GC in Schaumburg, Ill, in June and finished seventh at the Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament last weekend.
The inaugural North & South Amateur began on April 1, 1901, on Pinehurst No. 1. Then, Pinehurst No. 1 played to a length of 5,176 yards. The North & South Women's Amateur began in 1903. It was first played on Pinehurst No. 1 as well but also included Pinehurst No. 3. For the year 2009, the North & South Amateur will celebrate its' 109th consecutive playing, while the North & South Women's will celebrate its' 107th consecutive playing. The North & South is now contested on the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course, which plays 7,000-plus yards for the Men and 6,000-plus yards for the Women. The North & South Amateurs are two of the longest consecutive running championships in the country. The U.S. Amateur started in 1895 but was interrupted for two years because of World War I and four years because of World War II.