2014 champ Scott Harvey reaches US Mid-Amateur final
ELVERSON, Pa. (AP) Past champion Scott Harvey outlasted Dan Sullivan in 19 holes Wednesday to advance to the U.S. Mid-Amateur final at Stonewall Links.
The 38-year-old Harvey, the 2014 winner from Greensboro, North Carolina, will face 25-year-old Stewart Hagestad of Newport Beach, California, in the 36-hole final with a Masters spot at stake.
Hagestad beat Scott Strickland of Birmingham, Michigan, 4 and 2 in the event for players 25 and older.
For the first time in USGA championship history, the stroke-play, co-host course will be used in a 36-hole championship match. The first 18 will be played on the par-70 North Course and the afternoon round will be played on the par-70 Old Course, the site off all the other matches.
In June, Harvey beat Hagestad in a playoff in the George C. Thomas Invitational at Los Angeles Country Club.
Harvey finished off the 49-year-old Sullivan with a two-putt par from 30 feet on the 19th – the 246-yard, par-3 ninth. Hagestad won the 14th with a birdie after hitting to 6 inches to take a 2-up lead and closed out the 34-year-old Strickland with conceded par wins on 15 and 16.