2000 Men’s U.S. Amateur
The 100th playing of the National Amateur Championship was another historic one. The qualifying rounds were contested over both the Lower and Upper courses, with the match play rounds on the Upper. Televised in 41 countries, the golfing world again focused on Baltusrol.
The final round was another historic battle. After 36 holes, the talented collegiate finalists, Jeff Quinney from Arizona State University and James Driscoll of Massachusetts, were all square. A few holes before, it looked like Quinney would take the title when he was 3 up with 3 to play. However, Driscoll won the next three holes with some clutch play and the match was forced into extra holes. With an impending thunderstorm looming, play was suspended for the evening. The next morning, on the record-tying 39th hole of the match, Quinney sank a 20 foot downhill speed putt on the third hole of the Upper to become the 100th Amateur Champion of the United States.