The 2014 U.S. Amateur will be hosted by the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
Around the Tours: His performance over the last two weeks has helped secure Jason Bohn's spot on the PGA Tour for next season. The Acworth resident finished in a four-way tie for second at the Canadian Open and jumped from No. 146 to No. 98 in the money list, which should be enough to keep the popular Alabama graduate exempt. Bohn began to show signs of emerging from a slow season when he tied for 22nd at the John Deere Classic and last week, he tied for ninth at the Sanderson Farms Championship, his first top-10 of the year. It was the first time in his career that Bohn has put together back-to-back top-10s. …
Georgia Tech grad Matt Kuchar picked up his seventh top-10, the first since winning the Memorial, and fellow Yellow Jacket Roberto Castro picked up his second top-10 of the season in Canada. … Kevin Tway, whose father Bob grew up in Marietta and played at Wheeler High School, has earned a spot on the 2013-14 PGA Tour. The Oklahoma State product did it by winning the Web.com Tour’s Boise Open.
Odom hired at WCU: Former Georgia All-American Bryant Odom has been named head golf coach at Western Carolina University. Odom has spent the last two years as assistant coach at Wisconsin.
The Cartersville native was a four-year letterman at Georgia from 1998-2002. He won the SEC championship in 2001 and helped the Bulldogs win three conference championships and the NCAA title in 1999.
Odom played professionally from 2002-05 and spent 2006-07 as a PGA apprentice at the Ocean Forest Golf Club at Sea Island. Odom returned to playing in 2008 and won the Georgia Open.
Etc: Bailey Tardy of Norcross qualified as the No. 1 seed at the the U.S. Girls Junior at Sycamore Hills in Fort Wayne, Ind., and wound up reaching the second round of match play. Tardy was medalist in the two stroke-play qualifying rounds with a 6-under 138. She beat Abbey Carlson of Florida 1 up in the first round before being upset by Sabrina Bonanno of Illinois 4 and 3 in the second round. Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell tied for 46th in stroke play and lost in the first round of match play. … Jacob Joiner of Albany was the lone Georgian to qualify for match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Joiner lost in the first round.