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Tyler Klava plays his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Tyler Klava plays his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

My fourth and final golf tournament of the summer for the USGA was the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship held at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. The course was built on the grounds of a former penitentiary, with some not so subtle reminders of what used to be scattered about. A long and hilly course, it was a welcome change from the relative flatness of the course that the WAPL was held on.

Robby Shelton IV (right) and Michael Kim on the second hole during the quarterfinal round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Friday, July 19, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Robby Shelton IV (right) and Michael Kim on the second hole during the quarterfinal round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Friday, July 19, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

P.J. Samiere plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

P.J. Samiere plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Zecheng Dou plays his tee shot on the 11th hole as Sam Horsfield looks on during the third round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Zecheng Dou plays his tee shot on the 11th hole as Sam Horsfield looks on during the third round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Alberto Sanchez plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Alberto Sanchez plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Jordan Niebrugge plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Jordan Niebrugge plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Jordan Niebrugge plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Jordan Niebrugge plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

 

Michael Kim on the 33rd hole after making his putt during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Michael Kim on the 33rd hole after making his putt during the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

 

Jordan Niebrugge poses for a picture with the U.S. Amateur Public Links trophy after the conclusion of the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Jordan Niebrugge poses for a picture with the U.S. Amateur Public Links trophy after the conclusion of the final round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

 

I’ve been terrible about keeping my blog updated over the last four months or so, so here’s a big one.  Back in July I spent a week in Stratham, N.H. covering the U.S. Junior Amateur for the United States Golf Association.  The idea of covering a week long golf event as the sole photographer was somewhat intimidating at first, but it was actually a lot of fun.  Here are some images that I really liked from my week of shooting.

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Another trip to the Kennedy Space Center is coming up, this time following the transfer of Endeavour to the California Science Center.

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About a month back I traveled out to Bethesda, Maryland to be part of a team of photographers covering the US Open for the United States Golf Association.  Until the US Open the only golf that I had shot was the few events that the University of Missouri hosted each year, nothing on the scale of the Open.  It took me a few of the practice round days to get into the swing of things, but after that it was a blast.

 

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I had the opportunity to work with some great people over the course of the week I spent at Congressional, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  Maybe I’ll get to do it again next year…