2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying Roundup
VARIOUS SITES ACROSS THE USA (Aug-Sep 2017) - Sectional qualifying for the 37th U.S. Mid-Amateur, contested over 18 holes at 64 sites across the United States, began Aug. 15 and continues until Sept. 14. There are qualifying sites in 40 states, including seven in California, four in Texas and three in Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

4,386 entries were accepted for the championship. 29 players, including reigning title holder and 2017 USA Walker Cup competitor Stewart Hagestad, are exempt into the championship, with the remainder of the 264-player field coming from sectional qualifying.

Highlights from qualifying include:

Aug 15

Wahaiwa, HI:
Qualifier: Isaac Jaffurs (Haleiwa, HI) 68

Aug 21

Gene Elliott Chadd Slutzky
Gene Elliott
Chadd Slutzky
Vernon Hills, IL: Gene Elliott, who has won four Iowa state championships and the Trans-Mississippi Senior this summer, kept his momentum going with a 69 to take one of five spots at White Deer Run GC. Chadd Slutzky, who won the I-80 Amateur and Chicago Mid-Amateur in May, was co-medalist with a 67.
Qualifiers: David Easley (Lincoln, NE) 67, Andrew Price (Lake Bluff, IL) 67, Chadd Slutzky (Deer Park, IL) 67, Gene Elliott (W. Des Moines, IA) 69, Joe Zawaski (Glenview, IL) 69

Thomasville, NC:
Qualifiers: Garrett Kachellek (Charlotte, NC) 68, Chad Wilfong (Charlotte, NC) 68, Sherrill Britt (West End, NC) 69, Josh Nichols (Kernersville, NC) 69

The Woodlands, TX: Kirk Noyes won a five-man playoff for the final qualifying spot at The Woodlands CC Tournament Course after making 3 back-nine birdies to shoot 72.
Qualifiers: Warren Smith (Lakeway, TX) 69, Shane Heise (Spring, TX) 70, Justin Kaplan (Houston, TX) 70, Grant Schroeder (Montgomery, TX) 70, Bart Worthing (Weston Lakes, TX) 70, Devaughn Robinson (Houston, TX) 71, Kirk Noyes (The Woodlands, TX) 72

Rockville, MD:
Qualifiers: Brenton Flynn (Vienna, VA) 70, Patrick McCormick (N. Bethesda, MD) 70, Daniel Neveu (Pinehurst, NC) 70, Brian Simpson (Rockville, MD) 70, Joe Scheffres (N. Potomac, MD) 71

Ripon, CA: Three spots, three co-medalists at Spring Creek G&CC.
Qualifiers: Brian Edick (Shafter, CA) 69 Tommy Gibbons (San Francisco, CA) 69 Jonas Mikals (Truckee, CA) 69

Keith Decker
Keith Decker
Powhatan, VA: Keith Decker, winner of 6 national senior championships in the past two years including the Dave King Senior and SOS Championship, was co-medalist at The Foundry GC.
Qualifiers: Keith Decker (Martinsville, VA) 70, Scott Shingler (Haymarket, VA) 70, Timothy Driver (Holly Springs, NC) 71, Jeffrey Long (Ashburn, VA) 71

Port Ludlow, WA:
Qualifiers: Bob Conrad (Seattle, WA) 71, Jacob Rohde (Everett, WA) 71

Fairfield, CT: The USGA had to make some extra medals for the CC of Fairfield qualifier, as five players co-medaled. Raymond Floyd, Jr., son of the 4-time major championship winner, won a five-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: Denver Brown (Rye Brook, NY) 71, Richard Hayes (Wilton, CT) 71, Thomas McDonagh (Norwalk, CT) 71, Ryan Pelletier (Mansfield, MA) 71, Steve Tarulli (Rockville Centre, NY) 71, Raymond Floyd (Old Greenwich, CT) 72

Clear Creek, NV:
Qualifiers: Jon Lindstrom (Broomfield, CO) 68, Mike Odonnell (Chico, CA) 68, Marc Engellenner (Rocklin, CA) 70

Jimmy Chestnut
Jimmy Chestnut
Bloomfield Hills, MI: There were four spots available at Bloomfield Hills CC, but seven players shot the low round of 72. A 7-for-4 playoff was held, with Horton Smith Invitational champion Jimmy Chestnut among those advancing.
Qualifiers: Jeff Champine (Rochester Hills, MI) 72 Jimmy Chestnut (Royal Oaks, MI) 72 Larry Sterling Jr. (Sterling Heights, MI) 72 Joseph Stimac (Lansing, MI) 72

Austin, TX: The Falconhead GC qualifier was the third of the day to have a five-man playoff for the final qualifying spot, with Andrew Wyatt making it through.
Qualifiers: Jonathan Alden (Austin, TX) 70, Patrick Mullaney (Hinsdale, IL) 70, Stephen Paterson (Austin, TX) 70, Andrew Wyatt (Midland, TX) 71

John Engler
John Engler
Amelia Island, FL: John Engler, the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist, survived a 4-for-3 playoff to advance.
Qualifiers: Chase Baldwin (Jacksonville, FL) 67, Bo Bradford (Savannah, GA) 69, John Engler (Augusta, GA) 69, Andrew Lee (Fleming Island, FL) 69

Aug 22

St. Louis, MO:
Qualifiers: Patrick Bader (St. Louis, MO) 70, Bryan Bohme (Clayton, MO) 70, Andrew Pranger (St. Louis, MO) 70, Scott Hovis (Jefferson City, MO) 71

Hollidaysburg, PA:
Qualifier: Rick Stimmel (Pittsburgh, PA) 67

Aug 23

Pittsfield, MA: New England Amateur runner-up Kevin Silva shot a 71 to advance from the Berkshire Hills CC qualifier.
Qualifiers: Tommy Parker (Boston, MA) 70, Kevin Silva (New Bedford, MA) 71, Tyler Cooke (Warwick, RI) 72

Peoria, IL:
Qualifier: Dustin Ziegler (Washington, IL) 69

Afton, OK:
Qualifiers: Benjamin Blundell (Oklahoma City, OK) 67, Luke Phillips (Edmond, OK) 69

Aug 24

James Scorse
James Scorse
Syracuse, NY: Last year's New York Mid-Amateur champion James Scorse won by five shots at Radisson Greens GC.
Qualifier: James Scorse (Churchville, NY) 67

Omaha, NE: For the fourth time in 2017 Mid-Amateur Qualifying, a five-man playoff determines the last spot. Brett Gallinger birdied the first playoff hole to advance to the championship.
Qualifiers: Lance Lawson (Norfolk, NE) 70, Brett Gallinger (Omaha, NE) 74

Chattanooga, TN: Would you believe another five-man playoff for the final qualifying spot? It happened again at Chattanooga G&CC with Nick Cohen cashing in on the final spot. Phillip Lee, who has made match play in each of the last two U.S. Mid-Amateurs including Final 16 in 2015, also qualified with a 70.
Qualifiers: Ryan Dent (Brentwood, TN) 69, William Farrer (Mount Berry, GA) 70, Phillip Lee (White Bluff, TN) 70, Nick Cohen (Johnson City, TN) 71

Aug 25

Carlisle, PA: Eric Plisko won--you guessed it--a five-man playoff for the final qualifying spot at Carlisle Country Club.
Qualifiers: Dan Falls (Goshen, MD) 69, John Dimler (Camp Hill, PA) 71, Jeff Frazier (Mechanicsburg, PA) 71, Eric Plisko (Sugar Notch, PA) 72

Anchorage, AK: Kevin Doskocil went on vacation in Alaska and while there attempted U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying at Moose Run GC. 71 shots later and he had a four-shot win.
Qualifier: Kevin Doskocil (Fort Worth, TX) 71

Shane Sigsbee
Shane Sigsbee
Aug 28

Rancho Santa Fe, CA: Shane Sigsbee earned his second USGA qualifying medal of the summer, after winning a U.S. Amateur qualifier in July. Sigsbee won the Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot with partner Kenny Ebalo and made it to the final 16 of the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Qualifiers: Shane Sigsbee (Las Vegas, NV) 69, Philip Walker (San Diego, CA) 69, Hector Diaz-Ceballos (San Diego, CA) 70, Geoff Park (Oceanside, CA) 70, Ryan Wilkins (San Diego, CA) 70

Solvang, CA:
Qualifiers: Scott Macdonald (Santa Monica, CA) 69, Brandon Gama (Santa Barbara, CA) 71, Erik Jarvey (Palmdale, CA) 72, Jordan Scott (Santa Barbara, CA) 72

Tyler Crawford Corby Segal
Tyler Crawford
Corby Segal
Rancho Cucamonga, CA: 2017 Kelly Cup champion Tyler Crawford shot a 70 to earn medalist honors at Red Hill Country Club. Former Kelly Cup champion Corby Segal, a quarterfinalist in the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur, was among those advancing through a 4-for-3 playoff.
Qualifiers: Tyler Crawford (Indio, CA) 70 Kyle George (Pasadena, CA) 71 Blake Humbles (Alta Loma, CA) 71 Corby Segal (Santa Clarita, CA) 71

Malvern, PA: Jeffrey Osberg, a semifinalist in last year's Crump Cup, was among those advancing through a 5-for-4 playoff.
Qualifiers: Matthew Finger (Woolwich Township, NJ) 69 Peter Barron III (Mays Landing, NJ) 70 Gregor Orlando (Philadelphia, PA) 72 Michael Brown (Maple Shade, NJ) 73 Ryan Gelrod (Ambler, PA) 73 Joseph Kerrigan Jr. (Ardmore, PA) 73 Jeff Osberg (Bryn Mawr, PA) 73

Long Beach, CA: Kevin Leach won a three-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: Adam Walicki (Phoenix, AZ) 65, Scott Gibson (Long Beach, CA) 68, Tony Hejna (Cleveland, OH) 69, Mark Scheibach (La Quinta, CA) 69, Kevin Leach (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) 70

Derek Meinhart
Derek Meinhart
South Bend, IN: 2015 Carlton Woods Invitational champion Derek Meinhart were among those who got through a 4-for-3 playoff to advance to the championship.
Qualifiers: Brooks Snyder (W. Lafayette, IN) 68, Mike Ignasiak (Saline, MI) 70, Derek Meinhart (Mattoon, IL) 70, Andrew Rhodes (Westfield, IN) 70

Kansas City, MO:
Qualifiers: Jay Gregory (Lineville, IA) 69, Joseph Ida (Overland Park, KS) 69, Joseph Wempe (Topeka, KS) 70

Framingham, MA: Coleman Invitational runner-up and former New England Amateur champion Matt Broome won a three-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: John Hayes (Portland, ME) 71, Austin Smith (Belmont, MA) 72, Francisco Sojo (Argentina) 72, Matthew Broome (Jupiter, FL) 73

Ken Tanigawa Bryan Hoops
Ken Tanigawa
Bryan Hoops
Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Amateur champion Ken Tanigawa, a quarterfinalist in the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur, shot a 67 at Phoenix Country Club to advance. Bryan Hoops qualified for his third straight U.S. Mid-Am, and U.S. Am qualifying medalist Kenny Coakley, who made the final 32 in last year's U.S. Mid-Am, also qualified.
Qualifiers: Brian Blanchard (Tempe, AZ) 66, Bryan Hoops (Chandler, AZ) 67, Ken Tanigawa (Paradise Valley, AZ) 67, Kenny Coakley (Phoenix, AZ) 68

Fayetteville, AR: Joseph Nichols won a three-man playoff to take the only qualifying spot at Paradise Valley Athletic Club.
Qualifier: Joseph Nichols (Little Rock, AR) 72

Aug 29

Midway, UT: Draegen Majors, a semifinalist in last year's Cotton States Invitaitonal, won a four-man playoff for the final qualifying spot after four players shot 69 at Soldier Hollow GC.
Qualifiers: Brandon Hargett (Salt Lake City, UT) 68, Draegen Majors (Tulsa, OK) 69

Aurora, CO: Walter Koelbel won a three-man playoff for the final spot at Murphy Creek GC.
Qualifiers: Ryan Axlund (Denver, CO) 65, Pete Mangold (Denver, CO) 67, Jonathan Marsico (Englewood, CO) 69, Walter Koelbel (Denver, CO) 70

Bill Williamson Robert Gerwin
Bill Williamson
Robert Gerwin
Aug 30

Mason, OH: 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Bill Williamson was the co-medalist with a 71 at the Heritage Club. 2009 U.S> Mid-Amateur semifinalist and 10-time U.S. Amateur qualifier Robert Gerwin won a playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: David Watts (Cleveland, TN) 71 Bill Williamson (Cincinnati, OH) 71 Brandon Johnson (Beavercreek, OH) 72 Robert F. Gerwin II (Cincinnati, OH) 73

Winter Haven, FL: Derek Camps and Cameron Knight made it through a 4-for-2 playoff to advance to the championship.
Qualifiers: Kevin Johnson (Naples, FL) 69, Drew Downs (Dover, FL) 70, Derek Camps (Sanford, FL) 71, Cameron Knight (Lutz, FL) 71

Stillwater, MN:
Qualifiers: Justin Burleson (Apple Valley, MN) 69, Troy Johnson (Maple Grove, MN) 69, Trent Peterson (St. Paul, MN) 69, Joe O'Brien (Plymouth, MN) 71

Adam Condello
Adam Condello
Medina, OH: New York State Amateur champion Adam Condello shot a 67 to advance from the Weymouth Country Club qualifier. 53-year-old Jeff Mallette, who qualified for the U.S. Senior Open last year, won a three-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: Rob Garland (Nashville, TN) 65 Adam Condello (Fairport, NY) 67 Aaron Crewse (Akron, OH) 67 Jeff Mallette (N. Canton, OH) 70

Albuquerque, NM:
Qualifiers: Scott Hailes (Peoria, AZ) 67, Chandler Smith-Stetson (Albuquerque, NM) 68

Sep 3

Sioux Falls, SD: Andrew Passanante won a three-man playoff for the final spot after shooting 72 at Minnehaha Country Club.
Qualifiers: Ralph Baxley (Edina, MN) 70, Andrew Passanante (Fargo, ND) 72

Sep 5

Ben Peters, Randy Haag, Jason Anthony, John Sawin
Peters, Haag, Anthony, Sawin
Sonoma, CA: Jason Anthony, who has made match play in the last two U.S. Amateurs, including a final 16 finish last year, was the co-medalist at Sonoma GC along with Ben Peters at 67. 58-year-old Randy Haag, who made the cut in the British Senior Open and qualified for two of the last three U.S. Senior Opens, shot a 68 to advance, as did John Sawin, the former Stocker Cup and Travis Invitational champion.
Qualifiers: Jason Anthony (Fairfield, CA) 67, Ben Peters (Redwood City, CA) 67, Randy Haag (Orinda, CA) 68, John Sawin (San Francisco, CA) 68

El Dorado Hills, CA: Sean Etow and Jon Peterson survived a 3-for-2 playoff to take the only two spots available at Serrano Country Club.
Qualifiers: Sean Etow (Irvine, CA) 69, Jon Peterson (Granite Bay, CA) 69

Daniel Macdonald Michael Stamberger
D. Macdonald
M. Stamberger
Paramus, NJ: Daniel Macdonald, the 2017 Travis Invitational champion, shot a 72 at Arcola Country Club to advance to the championship. Two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist Michael Stamberger also qualified.
Qualifiers: Jeronimo Esteve (Puerto Rico) 69, Conrad Von Borsig (Philadelphia, PA) 70, Brendan Jonland (Summit, NJ) 72, Daniel Macdonald (Ridgewood, NJ) 72, Jordan Kaplan (Plainview, NY) 72, Darin Goldstein (New York, NY) 72, Michael Stamberger (Brielle, NJ) 72

John Ervasti
John Ervasti
Elmsford, NY: 62-year-old John Ervasti was among the qualifiers at Knollwood Country Club, shooting a 71.
Qualifiers: Bradford Tilley (Easton, CT) 69, Robert Stelben, Jr. (Darien, CT) 70, Rob Pepi (Huntington, NY) 70, Matthew Minerva (Elmsford, NY) 71, John Ervasti (Brooklyn, NY) 71, Will Glanville (Plano, TX) 72, Andrew Lord (Mount Kisco, NY) 72

San Antonio, TX: 2013 Harvey Penick Invitational champion Brian Noonan survived a 3-for-2 playoff to advance from the Club at Sonterra qualifier.
Qualifiers: Brady Shivers (Seminole, TX) 69, Brian Noonan (Austin, TX) 72, Chris Thompson (Rowlett, TX) 72

Daniel Russo
Daniel Russo
Albany, NY: Canadian David Lang earned medalist honors at the Country Club of Troy, while 59-year-old Daniel Russo, who qualified for the U.S. Senior Open this year, won yet another five-man playoff for the final spot.
Qualifiers: David Lang (Toronto, Canada) 68, Daniel Russo (Hagaman, NY) 71

Prosper, TX: Bill Steen won a three-man playoff for the final spot at Gentle Creek Country Club.
Qualifiers: Finley Ewing IV (Dallas, TX) 66, Jason Enloe (Dallas, TX) 68, Christopher Brock (Richardson, TX) 69, David Perkins (Haughton, LA) 69, Brad Beeson (Dallas, TX) 70, Colby Amparan (Fort Worth, TX) 70, Bill Steen (Frisco, TX) 71

Sep 6

Matthew Swan
Matthew Swan
Atlanta, GA: A 3-for2 playoff decided the final two spots, with Jason Coolik and Coleman Invitational runner-up Matthew Swan advancing.
Qualifiers: Bo Burdette (Atlanta, GA) 69, Brendan Williams (Atlanta, GA) 69, Jason Coolik (Atlanta, GA) 70, Matthew Swan (Atlanta, GA) 70

Pleasant Valley, IA:
Qualifiers: Dusty Drenth (Davenport, IA) 72, J.D. Anderson (Johnston, IA) 72

Sep 7

Denver Haddix Sam O'Dell
Denver Haddix
Sam O'Dell
Shepherdsville, KY: Denver Haddix, who made the quarterfinals in the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur, was the medalist at Heritage Hill GC with a 68. Sam O'Dell, the reigning West Virginia Amateur and Mid-Amateur champion, also qualified with a 69.
Qualifiers: Denver Haddix (Lexington, KY) 68, Sam O'Dell (Hurricane, WV) 69

Hattiesburg, MS:
Qualifiers: Joel Myrick (Hattiesburg, MS) 68, Ben Snow (Hattiesburg, MS) 70

Charles Waddell
Charles Waddell
Hartford, WI: Among the three co-medalists at 67 was Charles Waddell, a former winner of the Lupton Invitational and Timuquana Cup.
Qualifiers: Sam Weber (Hartland, WI) 67, Jim Lemon (Verona, WI) 67, Charles Waddell (Chicago, IL) 67

Sep 10

Joel Dahmen and Geno Bonnalie
Joel Dahmen (L) and Geno Bonnalie (R)
McCall, ID: PGA Tour caddie Geno Bonnalie and tour player Joel Dahmen switched roles for the qualifier at Jug Mountain Ranch, and Bonnalie was the medalist, shooting a one-under 71 to win by one.
Qualifier: Geno Bonnalie (Lewiston, ID) 71

Sep 11

Kinder, LA:
Derek Busby (Ruston, LA) 69, Bryan Mitchell (Katy, TX) 71

Arthur Kim
Arthur Kim
Warrenton, OR: Arthur Kim shot the low round of all of the qualifiers, a nine-under 62 that beat the field by seven shots at Astoria G&CC. It was a nine-birdie, nine-par scorecard with no score above a 4. Ian Dahl also had a memorable qualifier, winning a six-man playoff for the final qualifying spot after shooting a one-under 70.
Qualifiers: Arthur Kim (Tigard, OR) 62, Eric Fiskum (Salem, OR) 69, Ian Dahl (Longview, WA) 70

Sep 13

Snow Hill, NC:
Qualifiers: Joe Jaspers (Huntersville, NC) 68, J.D. McNeill (Raleigh, NC) 68, John Blackwell (Wilmington, NC) 70, Parker Dudley (Johns Island, SC) 70

Channahon, IL: Troy Logan and Daniel Harrington survived a 4-for-2 playoff for the final two spots.
Qualifiers: Ross Frankenberg (Barrington, IL) 70, Grant Milling (Bloomington, IN) 70, Troy Logan (Chicago, IL) 71, Daniel Harrington (Chandler, AZ) 71

Spring Lake, MI:
Qualifiers: Jerred Barley (Tipton, MI) 69, Adam Anderson (Portage, MI) 69, Anthony Dietz (Highland, MI) 69

Sep 14

Camden, SC: Matt Jackson earned his spot in the championship on the second hole of a five-for-one playoff at Camden Country Club. The qualifier was rescheduled to this date because of Hurricane Irma.
Qualifiers: Rob Butler (Camden, SC) 68, Brian Quackenbush (Aiken, SC) 69, John Eades (Charlotte, NC) 70, Matt Jackson (Waynesboro, GA) 71

Montgomery, AL: Matt Johnson advanced by winning a three-for-one playoff. The qualifier was rescheduled to this date because of Hurricane Irma.
Qualifiers: Bart Barnes (Troy, AL) 66, Clay Guerin (Hoover, AL) 68, Matt Robbins (Cumming, GA) 68, Matt Johnson (Dothan AL) 69

Grove City, OH:
Qualifiers: Scott Anderson (Columbus, OH) 70, Ben Hogenkamp (Minster, OH) 71, Jason Hendry (Commercial Point, OH) 72, Steve McDonald (Nashville, TN) 72

Sep 18

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (moved to this site/date due to Hurricane Irma): Rodriguez and Howison advanced through a 3-for-2 playoff for the final qualifying spots.
Qualifiers: Daniel Young (Miami, FL) 71, Michael Rogoff (Miami Beach, FL) 71, Andres Rodriguez (Miami, FL) 73, Ryan Howison (Jupiter, FL) 73

Sep 19

Johns Creek, GA (moved to this date due to Hurricane Irma):
Qualifiers: Byron Lay (Alpharetta, GA) 67, Mark Harrell (Lookout Mountain, GA) 68, Tyler Gruca (Buffalo, NY) 69, Thomas Todd III (Laurens, SC) 71, Raymond Wooten (Clemson, SC) 71, Robert Sheats (Atlanta, GA) 71, Tommy Caswell (Atlanta, GA) 71

The 37th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Play begins at the Capital City Club and Atlanta National Golf Club on October 7. After two rounds of stroke play qualifying, the field will be cut to the low 64 for match play at the Capital City Club. The 36-hole final match will be played October 12.

Results: U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying
MedalistHIIsaac JaffursHaleiwa, HI100
MedalistNEDavid EasleyLincoln, NE100
MedalistILAndrew PriceLake Bluff, IL100
MedalistILChadd SlutzkyDeer Park, IL100
MedalistNCGarrett KachellekCharlotte, NC100

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ABOUT THE U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying

The U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier is open to all competitors with an index of 3.4 or lower who will be at least 25 years of age at the start of the championship. Format is 18-holes of stroke play with the number of qualifiers dependent on the size of field. Qualifying sites scattered across the U.S.

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