Friday, September 12, 2014


By David Shefter, USGA
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania. – Scott Harvey, 36, of Greensboro, North Carolina, defeated fellow stroke-play co-medalist (joint leading match-play qualifiers) Brad Nurski, 35, of St. Joseph, Missouri, 6 and 5, in Thursday’s 36-hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, conducted on the par-71, 7,076-yard Old Course at Saucon Valley Country Club.
Harvey, a real estate property manager competing in his seventh consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateur, was the equivalent of 3 under par over 31 holes, with the usual match-play concessions.

The victory earns Harvey, No. 109 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, custody of the Robert T. Jones Memorial Trophy for one year, a gold medal, a 10-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur, exemptions into the next two U.S. Amateurs and a likely invitation to the 2015 Masters in April. He also receives an exemption from local qualifying for the U.S. Open for the next three years. “I just can’t really put it into words,” said Harvey. “This tournament has been my No. 1 goal every single year. I can’t even put it into words.”
Nurski, a railroad conductor and switchman who was playing in his second U.S. Mid-Amateur, but first in six years, is exempt for the next three U.S. Mid-Amateurs and next year’s U.S. Amateur. He also is exempt from U.S. Open local qualifying next year.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur is for golfers aged 25 and older.



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