Goldstein Falls in Round of 32 at 4th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

May 21, 2018

UPDATE (May 21, 2018) - Darin Goldstein, and his partner Trevor Randolph of N.J., fell during the match play round of 32 at the 4th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. After finishing stroke play qualifying tied for 16th at 4-under 136 (68-68), they were seeded 23rd in the bracket and faced off against two southerners, Hayes Brown/Jack Larkin, and lost 3&2.

The all-New York team of Jamie Miller/Jim Smith missed the two-round stroke play qualifying cut. The pair went 70-71--141 (+1) over the two rounds at a wet, rainy weekend at Jupiter Hills Club.

Others from New York who missed the cut were duo Michael Lewis-Goldman/Thomas McCarthyTimothy Connors of Rye and his partner, both finishing at 146 (+6), and Peter Anderson who's team finished at 150 (+10).


TEQUESTA, F.L. – The United States Golf Association’s (USGA) 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship will be conducted this weekend, May 19-23 at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla.

Within the 256-player field making up 128 sides, seven (7) players are from New York State.

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Jim Smith (Crag Burn GC) & Jamie Miller (Wanakah CC), as well as Michael Lewis-Goldman & Thomas McCarthy of New York are the all-New York teams competing in the field. Darin Goldstein (Noyac Golf Club), Timothy Conners of Rye and Peter Anderson of New York will also be competing in the championship with out-of-state teammates.

The championship will consist of 18 holes of stroke play on May 19th, and 18 holes of stroke play on May 20th, after which the 128 sides will be reduced to the low 32 sides for match play. Five rounds of match play will take place from May 21-23, with the semifinals and championship match both scheduled for the final day of action.

Smith of Orchard Park and Juno Beach, Fla. is the oldest player in this year's field. The 69-year-old, is more than double the age of his partner, Jamie Miller of Orchard Park (32), and they hold the largest age difference between teammates in the field. Both players have won New York State titles, with Smith claiming the last two NYS Men’s Super Senior Amateur Championships and Miller winning the NYS Mid-Amateur Championship in 2014. Miller also captured a NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball title in 2015 with another Buffalo-area player, Billy Hanes.

Miller & Smith qualified in September of 2017 at Park Country Club in Williamsville. They took the second of two spots and shared co-medalist honors with a duo from Canada at 65.

Goldstein, who finished runner-up in last year’s NYS Men’s Mid-Amateur at Yahnundasis GC, will be playing alongside Trevor Randolph of Franklin Lakes, N.J. The two Met-area players qualified out of Metropolis Country Club this past fall.

The two rounds of stroke play will be conducted on Jupiter Hill Club’s Hills Course at 7,253 yards and will play to a par of 35-35-70, as well as its Village Course, set up at 6,630 yards and will play to a par of 35-35-70. Once match play begins, the remaining field will finish out the championship solely on the Hills Course.

The Empire State players will open the championship stroke play rounds on Saturday at the Hills Course and move over to the Village Course on Sunday. Their tee times are as follows:

7:00 a.m./10:24 a.m.Timothy Connors, Rye, N.Y. & Bradford Tilley, Easton, Conn.; Jesse Daley, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. & Justin Goodhue, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 

7:48 a.m./11:12 a.m.Peter Anderson, New York, N.Y. & John McCarthy, Cambridge, Mass.; Brett Hudson, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. & Scott Strickland, Birmingham, Mich.

10:36 a.m./7:12 a.m. – Frankie Capan, North Oaks, Minn. & Shuai Ming Wong, Hong Kong China; Jamie Miller, Orchard Park, N.Y. & James Smith, Juno Beach, Fla. (Orchard Park, N.Y.).

7:36 a.m./11:00 a.m. – David Bolen, Lubbock, Texas & Brady Shivers, Seminole, Texas; Michael Lewis-Goldman, New York, N.Y. & Thomas McCarthy, New York, N.Y.

10:48 a.m./7:24 a.m. – Kyle Cornett, Seattle, Wash. & Patrick Sato, Bellevue, Wash.; Darin Goldstein, New York, N.Y. & Trevor Randolph, Franklin Lakes, N.J.