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Men's Golf: US Amateur

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USF has three players who qualified for the US Amateur Championship, which starts on Monday 8/15.

Claudio Correa

Jimmy Jones

Rigel Fernandes

This is an elite field and will give our guys a chance to test themselves before the season starts. USF is hopeful of making another run into the NCAA finals.



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First round play has started.

Live scoring link: http://www.usga.org/championships/2016/u-s--amateur/scoring.html

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After two rounds the field is being cut to the top 64 players who will then compete in match play. The cut came at +2.

Claudio Correa barely missed making the cut by one shot at +3. (75-68).

Jimmy Jones shot a respectable +8 in the event. (74-74).

Rigel Fernandes had a miserable first day (83), but came back with a strong performance (71) in the second round to finish at +14.

USF has a challenging tournament schedule for the fall and spring seasons:

Tim Britt


August 08, 2016 


USF Senior Writer

TAMPA, AUG. 8, 2016  Steve Bradley’s USF men’s golf program will be well prepared for another NCAA Championship run with a schedule that challenges the Bulls early and often.

Coach Bradley has announced USF’s 10-tournament regular season slate for 2016-17 that features big-name opponents at locations that will get the Bulls ready for the conference tournament and beyond. Check out the full schedule HERE.


“I’ve tried to balance out times of the year these events are in, the quality of the golf courses and the quality of the fields,” Bradley said. “I feel very confident we’ve put together a schedule that will prepare us for postseason.“

Bradley has scheduled five fall events for the first time at USF to create balance between semesters.

It all starts with the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University’s course from Sept. 10-11 in Durham, N.C. The Bulls then head to Scottsdale, Ariz., for Georgia State’s Maui Jim Invitational from Sept. 23-25.

“We’ll do some desert golf, which is something we don’t do often,” Bradley said. “It’s a different look and different feel for us just in case we get sent to a Regional, where we might have to experience something like that.”

USF will once again take part in the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, also hosted by Georgia State, Oct. 17-18 at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. Bradley’s Bulls will then play in one of college golf’s newest events at the David Miller Intercollegiate on Oct. 29-30 in Loxley, Ala.

USF will get experience an NCAA Championship-type format at the Gifford Collegiate Nov. 5-7 at Silverado Golf & Country Club in Napa, Calif.

“There will be a stroke play portion to seed the teams and then they’re going to go to match play, which is great for us with our national championship being decided by match play,” Bradley said. “It could be some good preparation for us, as we try to achieve our goal of winning a national championship.”

USF will start its spring at the Gator Invitational Feb. 18-19 in Gainesville. The Bulls will look to defend their title after breaking program scoring records at the event last season.

“I know Florida’s team is going to be good this year and there are a lot of in-state rivals,” Bradley said. “All around, it’s a good field and we’ve obviously had a lot of fond memories there.”

The Bulls will make a return trip to Mexico for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate that’s set for Feb. 26-28.

“It’s one of the best two or three fields among college golf’s entire tournament schedule,” said Bradley. “It’s a destination where we’ve played well.”

USF heads back to Florida for the Valspar Invitational at The Floridian in Palm City March 19-21.

“Valspar attracts a superb field on another great golf course,” Bradley said. “It’s driving distance and it’s a no-brainer for us to go to that.”

Another new event for USF is the Old Waverly Collegiate April 3-4 in West Point, Miss.

“I wanted to go do something a little different and that event fell perfectly in our schedule as far as playing the first part of April,” Bradley said.

The Bulls finish up their regular season at NC State’s Wolfpack Spring Open April 14-15 in Raleigh, N.C.


“It’s another opportunity to get one practice round and three competitive rounds on a course that might be hosting a Regional we get selected to in the coming years,” Bradley said.

USF will shoot for its third consecutive title at the American Athletic Conference Championship April 23-25 at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm City, Fla.

NCAA Regionals are set for May 15-17 and the NCAA Championship rounds take place May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Ill.

“I’m looking forward to another great year and hopefully the guys are up to the challenge,” Bradley said.


USF men’s golf returns four of seven players from the 2015-16 team that made program history with a return trip to the NCAA Championship. The Bulls have won the past two American Athletic Conference Championships in head coach Steve Bradley’s first two seasons with the program. Follow @USFMGolf on Twitter for the latest information concerning the program.






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