English, Henley, Swafford Playing In U.S. Amateur

Aug. 23, 2010


ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia golfers Harris English, Russell Henley and Hudson Swafford will be playing this week in the United States Amateur at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

Henley and Swafford gained slots by virtue of playing in the U.S. Open, while English qualified earlier this month in a tournament in Dahlonega.

The first two rounds will be stroke-play qualifying. English will tee off at 4 p.m. Monday and 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, while Henley will tee off at 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, and Swafford will start at 11:05 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.The tournament will end with match play.

Sixteen of the top 35 players, including six of the top 10, in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com rankings, are in the field, including Henley at No. 7.

The Golf Channel will televise the first three rounds from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Golf Channel also will show the quarterfinals on Friday from 1-3 p.m. NBC will televise the semifinals from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday and the 36-hole final from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday.

At par-71, 7,742 yards, Chambers Bay is the longest course in USGA history.



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