Bob Howe watches the flight of his ball in his match with 1999 champion Bill Ploeger. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)


1999 champion Bill Ploeger chips in his victory in the first round. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)


Vinny Giles after impact on the tee. (USGA/Sam Greenwood).


Kemp Richardson, the 2001 champion, is a study in concentration at the tee. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)


Jim Lipe can't believe his eagle on the 12th hole. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)


Medalist Bill Kulp proudly displays his stroke play medal. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)


Rules offical Robin Farran measures to see who's away. (USGA/Sam Greenwood)