The amateur golfers are the ones in between — between high school golf and the professional ranks, between learning the game and squeezing in a tee time on weekends. Some have played professionally. Some will play professionally. Some will never be anything other than amateur.
This week’s US Amateur championship at The Country Club and Charles River CC attracted a field of 312 — winnowed from more than 7,000 applicants.
The players range in age from 14 to 59, and each has a unique story — a story of life as a competitive amateur golfer. Here is a look at four of them. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.