Former UCLA, NFL QB Drew Olson among USGA Four Ball qualifiers at Del Paso
Drew Olson is the 2nd leading UCLA passer<br>UCLA photo via USGA
Drew Olson is the 2nd leading UCLA passer
UCLA photo via USGA

DAVIS, California (Dec. 8, 2014) -- Former UCLA and NFL quarterback Drew Olson and partner David Reneker advanced through sectional qualifying in a playoff at Del Paso CC on Monday to grab one of the available spots, firing a 6-under 65. Olson, 31, is one of UCLA's all-time passing leaders; Reneker, 46, was a member of the Bruins golf team.

After posting their score and thinking they had made it into the field easily (38 of 52 teams had posted and none had scored better) Olson and Reneker retired to the Del Paso bar and were deep into their second beer when they found out they needed to lace up the shoes again.

They defeated Gary Dunn and Jon Peterson on the fourth playoff to gain the last spot. Olson made birdies to halve the first and third holes, while Reneker sealed the deal with a 15-foot birdie on the fourth hole. The U.S. Four Ball will be each player's second USGA event -- Olson qualified for the 2013 Mid-Am while Reneker did the same in 2009.

Chico State golfers Alistair Docherty and Lee Gearhart earned medalist honors at 8-under 63, while Scott Colby and Gary Deblaquiere of Granite Bay, paired in the same late foursome as Docherty and Gearhart, shot 64 and also advanced.

ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying

Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying is held at sites across the United States from late summer to spring.

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