DCP'ers At The U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Offers Perspective, Raises Questions

The Forecaddie is astonished as many of us were upon learning how many Drive, Chip and Putt finalists are competing in this week's U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball (nearly a 10% clip for DCP finalists). After Monday's round of 32, all but two were eliminated, reports David Shefter.

We discussed on Morning Drive what a statement this is for the DCP:

The average of participant--18.1 for the match play--does raise questions about what this event has become. 

The USGA seemed to schedule the men's and women's four-balls at at time to discourage college players and make it easier for mid-amateurs to compete. At least on the women's side, the timing has been conducive to junior golfers and not so friendly to both college players (conference finals/regionals) and mid-amateurs (too early in the golf season). While I love seeing the young talent excel, it also calls into question who this U.S. Amateur Pub Links replacement is serving and if the April date is working for anyone.