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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 continues until 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



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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