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FINAL: U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying roundup
Sectional qualifying for the 39th U.S. Mid-Amateur, contested over 18 holes at 65 sites across the United States, began Aug. 5 and continued through Aug. 22.

4,751 entries were accepted for the championship, to be held at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. 37 players, including the defending champion Kevin O'Connell, are exempt into the championship, with the remainder of the 264-player field coming from sectional qualifying.

Exempt players are listed below:

Max Alverio (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Brett Boner (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Jack Brooks (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Derek Busby (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Claudio Consul (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joseph Deraney (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ryan Eibner (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Gene Elliott (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jeronimo Esteve (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Darin Goldstein (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist; 2019 U.S. Open qualifier; Playing member of 2017 and 2019 USA Walker Cup Teams; Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Doug Hanzel (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up; Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Reid Hatley (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Randy Lewis (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Matthew Mattare (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Michael McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Lukas Michel (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Rusty Mosley (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Josh Nichols (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Brad Nurski (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kevin O'Connell (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sam O'Dell (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Tyler Ota (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Laurie Owen (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Matt Parziale (2017 U.S Mid-Amateur champion; 2019 U.S. Open qualifier; Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Patrick Pelletier (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Garrett Rank (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kyler Sauer (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Joey Savoie (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sammy Schmitz (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Andres Schonbaum (2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Nathan Smith (2009, 2010 and 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Dan Sullivan (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
German Tagle (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Alejandro Villavicencio (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jeff Wilson (2018 U.S. Senior Amateur champion)

Highlights from qualifying include:

August 5

Scott Gordon (Sacramento, Calif.) got the 2019 qualifying season off to a great start, coming home in 30 to shoot an 8-under 64 at North Ridge CC, earning medalist honors by four shots. The final two spots were determined by a 4-for-2 playoff.

Qualifiers: Scott Gordon (Sacramento, Calif.) 64, Michael Jensen (San Francisco, Calif.) 68, Marc Engellenner (Rocklin, Calif.) 68

August 6

Michael Muehr Trevor Randolph
Michael Muehr
Trevor Randolph
Crump Cup and Coleman Invitational past champion Michael Muehr (McLean, Va.) and former Walter Travis Invitational champion Trevor Randolph (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) were among the six qualifiers from the Nassau CC qualifier at Glen Cove, N.Y. Johnny Delprete (Juno Beach, Fla.) was the medalist with a 65.

Qualifiers: Johnny Delprete (June Beach, Fla.) 65, Trevor Randolph (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) 66, Michael Muehr (McLean, Va.) 69, Rich Vandermass (Locust Valley, N.Y.) 69, Troy Vannucci (Marlton, N.J.) 69, Jason Zubatkin (Somers, N.Y.) 69

Jay Livsey
Jay Livsey
Jay Livsey (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) took a vacation to Hawaii and came home with a qualifying medal, shooting a 69 at Leilehua GC to take the only spot by one shot.

Qualifier: Jay Livsey (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) 69

Dellwood Country Club in Dellwood, Minn.
Qualifiers: Blake Onkka (Prior Lake, Minn.) 70, Troy Johnson (Maple Grove, Minn.) 71, Jesse Larson (Shakopee, Minn.) 71, Brian Moores (Dellwood, Minn.) 71

August 7

Blue Hill CC in Canton, Mass.
Qualifiers: Alex Snickenberger (Boston, Mass.) 67, Herbie Aikens (Kingston, Mass.) 69, Alex Jeffers (Watertown, Mass.) 69, Tommy Parker (Boston, Mass.) 69


August 8

The Camden (S.C.) Country Club qualifier was a free-for-all, with five players shooting a 2-under 68 and five more carding 69. With only four spots available, a 5-for-4 playoff determined the qualifiers and co-medalists.

Qualifiers: Daniel Day (Clemson, S.C.) 68, Chris Locker (Chapin, S.C.) 68, Ryan Reynolds (Camden, S.C.) 68, Kyle Stiles (Athens, Ga.) 68

Avon Oaks CC in Avon, Ohio
Qualifiers: Kent Monas (Akron, Ohio) 69, Chuck Radabaugh (Maumee, Ohio) 69, Brad Wilder (Fort Wright, Ky.) 69

August 12

San Jose CC in Jacksonville, Fla.
Qualifiers: Steven Carter (St. Augustine, Fla.), 65; Michael Del Rocco (Jacksonsville, Fla.), 69; Josh Williams (St. Simons Island, Ga.), 69; Michael O’Neal (Jacksonville, Fla.), 70

After a brief stint as a professional on the Mackenzie Tour, Stephen Powers has returned to the amateur circuit and will play the U.S. Mid-Amateur. Powers was among the four men to qualify out of Heritage Bluffs GC in Channahon, Ill. Powers turned professional in 2014 after playing college golf at the University of Kentucky.

Qualifiers: Michael Fastert (Wheeling, Ill.), 66; Joseph Cermak (Mt. Prospect, Ill.), 67; Stephen Powers (Denver), 68; Maxwell Scodro (Chicago), 68

John Humphries, a Woodworth, La., native who formerly played for LSU, qualified in his home state at Squire Creek Country Club. Humphries, who last month won his second Louisiana Amateur title (and first since 2003, his senior season as a Tiger), was medalist with a 4-under 68.

Qualifiers: John Humphries (Woodworth, La.), 68; Hank Shaheen (Dequincy, La.), 69; Eric Gibbs (Ruston, La.), 69

Pinetree CC in Kennesaw, Ga.
Qualifiers: Timothy Schaetzel (Atlanta), 68; Michael Pearson (Atlanta), 68; Matthew Hayes (Marietta, Ga.), 68; Bryan Jones (Atlanta), 69; Chad Branton (Cartersville, Ga.), 70; Taylor Smith (Covington, Ga.), 71

Chris Kovach
Chris Kovach
After a three-man playoff at WingHaven CC in St. Louis, Chris Kovach and Ryan Eckelkamp advanced with two of the three available qualifying spots. Kovach, who recently partnered with Chad Niezing to win the Missouri Four-Ball, played collegiately for Truman State University. Eckelkamp is a former Missouri Mid-Amateur champion.

Qualifiers: John Ehrgott, 69; Chris Kovach, 70; Ryan Eckelkamp, 70

Oakwood CC, Kansas City, Mo.
Qualifiers: Doug Albers (Leawood, Kan.), 69; Kory Bowman (Springfield, Mo.), 69; Tim Zande (Olathe, Kan.), 70

Fairmount CC, Chatham, N.J.
Qualifiers: Mark Costanza (Jersey City, N.J.), 68; Eric Lefante (Florham Park, N.J.), 69; Matthew Finger (Wilmington, Del.), 70; Brandon Dalinka (New York, N.Y.), 71; Nicolas Donaldson (New York, N.Y.), 72; Riaz Rattansi (England), 72

Brent Herlihy, the 2003 New York state high school golf champion who now lives and works in New York, qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur at his former home club, Glens Falls (N.Y.) CC. The 34-year-old shared medalist honors with Jim Welch of Albany, Nev., and Max Harres of Belleville, Ill. This will be the first USGA championship start for all three men.

Qualifiers: James Welch (Albany, Nev.), 70; Brent Herlihy (New York, N.Y.), 70; Max Harres (Belleville, Ill.), 70


Pinnacle GC, Grove City, Ohio
Qualifiers: Nicholas Reardon (Columbus, Ohio), 68; Michael Cress (Columbus, Ohio), 69; Andrew Montooth (Columbus, Ohio), 69

Tyler Hunt, a former collegian at Colorado Mesa University, led all qualifiers at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., on a 104-degree day. Hunt was medalist with 67, and one of four players to advance.

Qualifiers: Tyler Hunt (Tulsa, Okla.), 67; Chris Noel (Broken Arrow, Okla.), 68; Jeff Cox (Broken Arrow, Okla.), 69; Michael Gotcher (Broken Arrow, Okla.), 71

Keith Unikel
Keith Unikel
Keith Unikel, a Congressional Country Club member, carded a 5-under 66 to earn medalist honors at the qualifier at Carlisle (Pa.) Country Club. Unikel is the reigning club champion at Congressional, and played like it in Carlisle. He hit 16 greens and made six birdies.

Qualifiers: Keith Unikel (Bethesda, Md.), 66; Ben Lukehart (Towson, Md.), 70; Tyler Gulliksen (Daytona Beach, Fla.), 71

The Hills CC in Austin, Texas
Qualifiers: Jace Moore (Keller, Texas), 69; Hudson Hansard (Austin, Texas), 71; Creighton Honeck (Austin, Texas), 72

Gentle Creek CC in Prosper, Texas
Qualifiers: Scott Fawcett (Frisco, Texas), 66; Paul McNamara (Dallas), 70; Sean Heidrick (Dallas), 70; Colby Amparan (Ft Worth, Texas), 71; Jason Schultz (Allen, Texas), 71; Zack Bellenger (Weatherford, Texas), 71

August 13

At Omni Interlocken GC in Broomfield, Colo., Nick Nosewicz was the medalist with a 3-under 69, with a 5-for-3 playoff needed to determine the final three qualifiers.

Qualifiers: Nick Nosewicz (Aurora, Colo.) 69, Michael Harrington (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 70, Charles Sahlman (Denver, Colo.) 70, CHarles Santaularia (Lakewood, Colo.) 70


Creekside GC in Salem, Ore.
Qualifiers: Jake O'Neal (Vancouver, Wash.) 67, Jack Dukeminier (Beaverton, Ore.) 68, Philip Bagdade (Portland Ore.) 69

New Haven CC in Hamden, Conn.
Qualifiers: Matthew Burroughs (Manchester, N.H.) 66, Benjamin Conroy (Berlin, Conn.) 68, Benjamin Day (Waterbury, Conn.) 68, James Pleat (Nashua, Mass.) 69, Tyler Cooke (Warwick, R.I.) 70

August 14

Todd White Jordan Sease
Todd White
Jordan Sease
Former Walker Cupper and U.S. Four-Ball champion Todd White was among the three qualifiers from The Carolina CC in his home town of Spartanburg, S.C. Jordan Sease, a two-time winner of the Devlin Cup, will play in his second straight U.S. Mid-Amateur after earning co-medalist honors.

Qualifiers: Brad Mangum (Granite Falls, N.C.) 69, Jordan Sease (Lexington, S.C.) 69, Todd White (Spartanburg, S.C.) 70

Bill Williamson
Bill Williamson
2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Bill Williamson shot a 70 at the Heritage Club in Mason, Ohio to take one of four qualifying spots. Jeff Mallette, who just became eligible for senior golf this summer, was the medalist with a 69. Robert Pickett won a 4-for-1 playoff to take the final spot.

Qualifiers: Jeff Mallette (North Canton, Ohio) 69, Tanner Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) 70, Bill Williamson (Cincinnati, Ohio) 70, Robert Pickett (Cincinnati, Ohio) 71

Village Links of Glen Ellyn of Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Qualifiers: Mike O'Connell (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 66, Zach Jecklin (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 70, Blake Johnson (Winnetka, Ill.) 70, Cory Aune (Lake Geneva, Wisc.) 71

Falcon Crest GC of Boise, Idaho
Qualifier: Burke Spensky (Boise, Idaho) 67

Mascoutin GC in Berlin, Wisc.
Qualifiers: Brandon Cloete (South Africa) 71, Brian Hickey (Burr Ridge, Ill.) 71

August 15

J.D. Anderson and Jon Olson
J.D. Anderson and Jon Olson
Reigning Iowa Match Play champion Jon Olson was the medalist with a 69 at Glen Oaks CC in W. Des Moines. J.D Anderson, a back-to-back Iowa Mid-Amateur champion, qualified for his third straight U.S. Mid-Amateur with a 71.

Qualifiers: Jon Olson (Ankeny, Iowa) 69, J.D. Anderson (Des Moines, Iowa) 71

Cherry Blossom GC in Georgetown, Ky.
Qualifiers: Peter Betzold (Cincinnati, Ohio) 67, Thomas Campbell (Taylorsville, Ky.) 67

Six players shot rounds in the 60s at High Point (N.C.) Country Club, but with only three spots available, it took 68 to qualify. Three players shared co-medalist honors at that number.

Qualifiers: Chad Wilfong (Charlotte, N.C.) 68, Eric Williams (Goldsboro, N.C.) 68, Robbie Ziegler (Portland, Ore.) 68

Pine Valley CC in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Qualifiers: Adam Mallory (Noblesville, Ind.) 69, Andrew Rhodes (Westfield, Ind.) 69, Dan Ellis (Lansing, Mich.) 70

August 16

The Lancaster (N.Y.) CC qualifier was a carbon copy of the High Point, N.C. qualifier, with six players shooting in the 60s and three players advancing as co-medalists with scores of 68.

Qualifiers: Michael Brown (Maple Shade, N.J.) 68, Andrew Dagneau (Canada) 68, Dave Bunker (Canada) 68


August 18

Eric Harris (Rochester, Minn.) birdied three of his last four holes to get into a three-way playoff for the lone qualifying spot out of Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D., and then won the playoff to advance to the championship. All three players shot 3-under 68.

Qualifier: Eric Harris (Rochester, Minn.) 68

August 19

Tim Hogarth
Tim Hogarth
Tim Hogarth (Northridge, Calif.) will add another chapter to his USGA story after earning medalist honors with a 70 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif. The 1996 U.S. Public Links champion and 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up has also qualified for the last three U.S. Senior Opens.

Qualifiers: Tim Hogarth (Northridge, Calif.) 70, Forbes Collins II (Lake Forest, Calif.) 71, David Banks (Oceanside, Calif.) 72, Corey Baubault (Murrieta, Calif.) 73

Chad Gamblin (Mesa, Ariz.) traveled over 2500 miles to play in the 14-player field at Anchorage Golf Club in Alaska, and his 74 was good enough to return home with a spot in the U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Qualifier: Chad Gamblin (Mesa, Ariz.) 74

A 3-for-2 playoff determined the two qualifiers from Willowbrook Country Club in Apollo, Pa. after each shot 69.

Qualifiers: Andrew Hodge (Oakmont, Pa.) 69, Brett Young (Bethel Park, Pa.) 69

Steve Harwell
Steve Harwell
Steve Harwell (Mooresville, N.C.), winner of the Coleman Senior and National Senior Hall of Fame championships, shot a 70 at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C. to share medalist honors.

Qualifiers: William Buchanan (Greensboro, N.C.) 70, Timothy Driver (Holly Springs, N.C.) 70, Steve Harwell (Mooresville, N.C.) 70, Ryan Greer (Knoxville, Tenn.) 72

Crestwicke CC in Bloomington, Ill.
Qualifier: Andrew Wyatt (Midland, Texas) 67

63-year-old Kent Moore (Centennial, Colo.), a Colorado Golf Hall-of-Famer who first qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur 38 years ago, shot a 70 at The Inverness Golf Club in Centennial, Colo. to advance to the championship. Matt Call (Castle Rock, Colo.) qualified for his first USGA championship in 19 years and will be competing on his home course when the championship starts next month.

Qualifiers: David Lysaught (Denver, Colo.) 69, Ryan Axlund (Denver, Colo.) 70, Matt Call (Castle Rock, Colo.) 70, Kent Moore (Centennial, Colo.) 70


Glendora Country Club in Glendora, Calif.
Qualifiers: Don Dubois (Newport Beach, Calif.) 68, Tyler Crawford (Bermuda Dunes, Calif.) 69, David Lebowitz (Santa Monica, Calif.) 69, Tongun Lako Losarah (Upland, Calif.) 70

The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas
Qualifiers: Lane Branum (Midland, Texas) 68, Blake Parks (Odessa, Texas) 68

CC of Lansing in Lansing, Mich.
Qualifiers: Andrew Price (Lake Bluff, Ill.) 65, Nicholas Gunthorpe (East Lansing, Mich.) 66, Austin Kreger (Harrison Twp, Mich.) 67, Stephen Nichols (East Lansing, Mich.) 67

Steven Groover Clay Guerin
Steven Groover
Clay Guerin
Steven Groover (Hoover, Ala.) torched Montgomery Country Club with a 64 to clear the field by three shots. 2018 Birmingham National Invitational champion Clay Guerin (Hoover, Ala.) took a 5-man playoff for the final qualifying spot with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Qualifiers: Steven Groover (Birmingham, Ala.) 64, Cates Culpepper (Columbus, Ga.) 67, Brock Young (Tifton, Ga.) 67, Clay Guerin (Birmingham, Ala.) 68

Fairbanks Ranch CC in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Qualifiers: Geoffrey Shaw (Edmond, Okla.) 67, Mark Acosta (Escondido, Calif.) 69, Grant Martens (San Diego, Calif.) 70, Ryan Wilkins (San Diego, Calif.) 71

Just days after hitting the shot of his life to win the Virginia Senior, Stephen Serrao (Midlothian, Va.) stayed on a high, earning medalist honors at Willow Oaks CC in Richmond, Va. with a 68.

Qualifiers: Stephen Serrao (Midlothian, Va.) 68, John Rosenstock (Richmond, Va.) 70, Justin Young (Salem, Va.) 70


Spring Creek G&CC in Ripon, Calif.
Qualifiers: Marc Peterson (Modesto, Calif.) 66, Jeremy Gearhart (Atascadero, Calif.) 71, Stephen Hale (Bakersfield, Calif.) 71

Bobby Bucey
Bobby Bucey
2018 California Amateur champion Bobby Bucey (Concord, Calif.) was among the qualifiers at Almaden G&CC in San Jose, Calif., advancing with a 69.

Qualifiers: Ian Dahl (Carmel, Calif.) 67, Eddie Davis (San Mateo, Calif.) 68, Bobby Bucey (Concord, Calif.) 69, Colton Knedler (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) 69

Paa-Ko Ridge GC in Sandia Park, N.M.
Qualifiers: Matt Bergstrom (Sahuarita, Ariz.) 69, Mitch Donald (Vail, Colo.) 72

La Cumbre CC in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Qualifiers: Cullen Brasfield (La Quinta, Calif.) 70, David Bartman (Los Angeles, Calif.) 70, Nico Bollini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) 70, Aaron Lee (Simi Valley, Calif.) 70

Indian Valley CC in Telford, Pa.
Qualifiers: William Davenport (Palm City, Fla.) 67, David Ferreira (Haverford, Pa.) 67, Yaroslav Merkulov (Penfield, N.Y.) 69, Cory Siegfried (Wayne, Pa.) 69, P.J. Acierno (Flourtown, Pa.) 70


Bear Lakes CC in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Qualifiers: Robbie Wight (West Palm Beach, Fla.) 67, Greg Etimos (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 69, Joseph Latowski (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) 70, Scott Turner (Stuart, Fla.) 70


The Woodlands CC Tournament Course in The Woodlands, Texas
Qualifiers: Johnathan Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) 70, Trevor Sauntry (Spring, Texas) 70, Scott Kraul (Irving, Texas) 71, John Hunter (The Woodlands, Texas) 71, Josh Ketter (Fulshear, Texas) 72, Daniel Webb (Tyler, Texas) 72

Hidden Valley CC in Reno, Nev.
Qualifiers: Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 69, Kamden Ganir (Las Vegas, Nev.) 70

August 20

Scores were low at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix, Ariz., with nine players breaking 70 and a whopping 23 shooting par-or-better rounds. Sean O'Donnell (Glendale, Ariz.) was the medalist with a 6-under 66, with the remaining three spots determined by a 4-for-3 playoff after those players all shot 4-under 68.

Qualifiers: Sean O'Donnell (Glendale, Ariz.) 66, Tim Beans (Newport Beach, Calif.) 68, Mike Davidson (Mesa, Ariz.) 68, Darren Fletcher (Cave Creek, Ariz.) 68


Deerfield GC in Canton, Miss.
Qualifier: Jonathan Bale (Wales) 68

Orchard Lake CC in Orchard Lake, Mich.
Qualifiers: Bradley Bastion (Shelby Twp, Mich.) 66, Michael Coriasso (White Lake, Mich.) 67, Michael Klaric III (Peninsula, Ohio) 67, Jimmy Chestnut (Royal Oak, Mich.) 68

Orchards GC in South Hadley, Mass.
Qualifiers: Arthur Zelmati (France) 68, Cam Moniz (Seekonk, Mass.) 70, Peter Anderson (Wellesley, Mass.) 71, Michael Beaty (Needham, Mass.) 71


August 21

Chip Brooke
Chip Brooke
2018 U.S. Four-Ball runner-up and former Florida Mid-Amateur champion Chip Brooke (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) was among the players surviving a 7-for-3 playoff at The Country Club of Winter Haven (Fla.). Brent Landry (Roswell, Ga.) shot a 68 to medal by three shots.

Qualifiers: Brent Landry (Roswell, Ga.) 68, Chip Brooke (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) 71, Chris Condello (Orlando, Fla.) 71, Daniel Debra (Lutz, Fla.) 71

Bretton Woods Rec. Center in Germantown, Md.
Qualifiers: Ben Warnquist (Gaithersburg, Md.) 67, Frank Alafoginis (Arlington, Va.) 68, Ryan Patrick (Reston, Va.) 69, Mike Oneil (Baltimore, Md.) 70, Randy Sroka (Stevensville, Md.) 70

Pleasant Valley CC in Little Rock, Ark.
Qualifiers: Beau Glover (N. Little Rock, Ark.) 70, Joseph Nichols (Little Rock, Ark.) 70


Norfolk CC in Norfolk, Neb.
Qualifier: Brian Csipkes (Omaha, Neb.) 66

Ben Jorgensen thought he had signed up for the U.S. Amateur qualifier, but when the pairings came out he didn't see his name. Turns out he had inadvertently signed up for the U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier instead. Good thing too, because he shot a 68 at Soldier Hollow GC in Midway, Utah to earn the final qualifying spot and advance to the championship

Qualifiers: Luke Crapo (Kaysville, Utah) 67, Stephen Lindsey (Salt Lake City, Utah) 67, Ben Jorgensen (Richfield, Utah) 68

August 22

Qualifiers from Suncadia Resort
Four experienced mid-amateur competitors shot 2-under 70 to earn co-medalist honors at Suncadia Resort (Rope Rider course) in Cle Elum, Wash. Kevin Carrigan (Canada) is a three-time Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) mid-amateur player of the year, Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) is a former PNGA Mid-Amateur champion, Jake Koppenberg (Bellingham, Wash.) has qualified for the U.S. Amateur three times in five years and made match play in last year's U.S. Mid-Amateur, and Luke Bakke (Seattle, Wash.) won last year's Washington State Best-Ball.

Qualifiers: Kevin Carrigan (Canada) 70, Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) 70, Jake Koppenberg (Bellingham, Wash.) 70, Luke Bakke (Seattle, Wash.) 70

The final spot in the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship was not easily won -- it came down to an eight-man playoff. Dalton Melnyk, son of former U.S. Amateur champion Steve Melnyk, was the last man standing.

Qualifiers: Ben Fisher (Germantown, Tenn.) 67, Poli Martinez Medrano (Greensboro, Ga.) 69, David Noll, Jr. (Dalton, Ga.) 69, Dalton Melnyk (Atlanta, Ga.) 70

Results: U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying
MedalistCOJay LivseyWheat Ridge, CO100
MedalistFLJohnny DelPretePalm City, FL100
MedalistMNBlake OnkkaPrior Lake, MN100
MedalistSCDaniel DayClemson, SC100
MedalistSCChris LockerChapin, SC100

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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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