Qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Amateur is complete at 95 qualifying sites across the U.S., plus Canada and Mexico.
The USGA accepted 7,811 entries for the 121st U.S. Amateur Championship, to be played Aug. 9-15, 2021 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pa. The U.S. Amateur champion receives a world of perks, from automatic selection to the U.S. Walker Cup team (if he is eligible) to an invitation to the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship to starts in a handful of other professional events. It's a life-changing win.
Highlights from qualifying include:
The final three qualifiers for the 121st U.S. Amateur came from the Naples, Fla. qualifying site. Former mini-tour player and soccer dad Nathan Bertsch
was the medalist at 12 under par at Imperial Golf Club, while former professional Abbie Valentine
and former University of North Florida golfer Nicholas Infanti
took the other two spots at 10 under.
Qualifiers: Nathan Bertsch (Bradenton, Fla.) 132, Nicholas Infanti (Jacksonville, Fla.) 134, Abbie Valentine (Naples, Fla.) 134
Jay Csipkes carded a pair of even par rounds of 72 to take medalist honors at Dallas National Golf Club by a stroke over Joshua Irving and Brad Mason, who are also headed to Oakmont. Csipkes was aided by an eagle two on the par-4 7th hole in his afternoon round and then parred nine of his last 11 holes to take medalist honors.
Qualifiers: Jay Csipkes (Dallas) 144; Joshua Irving (Dallas) 145; Brad Mason (Dallas) 145.
, who will be headed to Georgia Tech in the fall after spending last year at Missouri, led a group of five qualifiers from Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome, Ga. Steelman took medalist honors at 12-under 132 and was followed by four golfer finished at 133, including Conference USA Player of the Year Nick Robillard
, who birdied three of his last four holes to earn a trip to Oakmont.
Qualifiers: Ross Streelman (Columbia, Mo.) 132; John Marshall Butler (Louisville, Ky.) 133; Nick Robillard (Birmingham, Ala.) 133; Austin Fulton (Villa Roca, Ga.); Beck Burnett (Blairsville, Ga.) 134
, a rising junior at Penn State, and Temple's Conor McGrath
, the reigning Philadephia Amateur champion, are headed to Oakmont after landing the two available spots at Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Sheehan set the pace at 9-under 135 while McGrath was just one stroke behind. Sheehan is in the thick of a tremendous golf stretch. He tied for third in the 117th GAP Open Championship a week ago at Country Club of York. He earned medalist honors in Pennsylvania Golf Association Open Championship Qualifying at Indian Valley Country Club on Monday thanks to a remarkable 6-under-par 66. He also finished as runner-up in the PAGA R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Championship last month.
Qualifiers: Patrick Sheehan (Doylestown, Pa.) 135; Conor McGrath (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) 136
Stanford's Ethan Ng birdied the last two holes to take medalist honors at Wiltwck Golf Club in Kingston, NY at 2-under 136 (68-68). James Jackson and Shkelgian Kukaj tied for the second spot at 1-under 137, with Jackson advancing in a playoff.
Qualifiers: Ethan Ng (New York, NY) 136; James Jackson (Cohoes, NY) 137
Northwestern's David Nyfjall
of Sweden turned in rounds of 66-68 at Three Ridges Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn. to take medalist honors at 10-under 134. Carson Kammann and Trey Tobias
are also headed to Oakmont after surviving a 3-for-2 playoff with Jack Morris after all three golfers finished at 7-under 137.
Qualifiers: David Nyfjall (Sweden) 134; Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) 137; Trey Tobias (Franklin, Tenn.) 137
A pair of Ohio State Buckeyes - Jackson Chandler
and JonErik Alford
- used the familiar setting of the Scarlett Course in Columbus to advance to Oakmont where they will be joined by Neal Shipley
of James Madison.
Qualifiers: Jackson Chandler (Dublin, Ohio) 138; JonErik Alford (Rosewell, Ga.) 139; Neal Shipley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 139
Bowling Green Country Club had a heavy SEC feel to it as Canon Claycomb
(Alabama), Bryce Lewis (Tennessee) and Cooper Parks (Kentucky) all punched their tickets to Oakmont. Claycomb fired a career low and course-record 61 in his morning round. Cooper, who defeated Drew Doyle on the second playoff hole for the final spot, is the third Kentucky player to qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, along with Jacob Cook and Garrett Wood.
Qualifers: Canon Claycomb (Bowling Green, Ky.) 131; Bryce Lewis (Hendersonville, Ky.) 133; Cooper Parks (Campbellsville, Ky.) 139.
Mesa, Ariz. (Alta Mesa Country Club)
Qualifers: James Leow (Singapore) 137; Trevor Lewis (Prescott, Ariz.) 139
Oregon State commit Carson Enright took medalist honors at Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Fla. at 5-under 139. He will be joined at Oakmont by four-time Florida State Golf Association Player of the Year Joe Alfieri, who defeated Jackson Stroup in a playoff after both players tied at 144 (E).
Qualifiers: Carson Enright (Longboat, Fla.) 139; Joe Alfieri (Lutz, Fla.) 144.
Sugar Land, Texas (Riverbend Country Club)
Qualifiers: Chad Sewell (Conroe, Texas) 135; Stephen Campbell, Jr. (137); Caleb Hicks (Arlington, Texas) 137
Wyatt Koricanek birdied the last hole to move to 8-under and went on to defeat Johnson Pierce in a playoff for the final spot at the River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, Texas.
Qualifiers: Grayson Blunt (Kingwood, Texas) 133; Parker Coody (Plano, Texas) 134; Wyatt Koricanek (New Braunfels, Texas) 136
While Tyler Schafer and Adam Matteson were comfortably through to Oakmont, there were plenty of fireworks for the third and final spot at Valencia (Calif.) Country Club, where 1996 U.S. Public Links champion Tim Hogarth prevailed in a playoff over Eddie Lai of San Diego. Lai opened his final nine holes with six straight birdies but slipped into a playoff he didn't survive after making two untimely bogeys on 16 and 17.
Qualifiers: Tyler Schafer (Long Beach, Calif.) 136; Adam Matteson (San Diego) 138; Tim Hogarth (Northridge, Calif.) 141
The pace was fast and furious at El Macero (Calif.) Country Club where 7-under missed the cut by six shots. Christian Banke, medalist at the California Amateur, followed his morning round of 66 with a course-record 62 to finish at 16-under. Banke made eight birdies and an eagle in his afternoon round to finish three strokes clear of Tommy Hutchinson of UC Davis, who turned in rounds of 68-63.
Qualifiers: Christian Banke (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 128; Thomas Hutchinson (San Jose, Calif.) 131
Caleb Shetler shot a course-record 62 in his second round at Santa Rosa (Calif.) Country Club en route to taking medalist honors at 13-under 131.
Qualifiers: Caleb Shetler (Saratoga, Calif.) 131; Corey Ghiringhelli (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 134
Former Oregon standout and current Wisconsin assistant coach Robbie Ziegler
returned home to take medalist honors at Lake Oswego (Ore.) Country Club with a 5-under score of 135. Lake Oswego native Harrison Moir birdied holes 16 and 18 to move to 3-under 137 and a spot in a playoff, where he prevailed over Collin Hodgkinson, Zach Foushee and reigning Oregon Amateur champion Nate Stember.
Qualifiers: Robbie Ziegler (135); Harrison Moir (137)
Robert Keilch, 18, took medalist honors at Mission Viejo (Calif.) Country Club. Caden Fiorini maintained his position at even by parring the last seven holes of the day and then defeating Jack Rahon in a playoff for the second spot out of this qualifier.
Qualifiers: Robert Keilch (Newport Beach, Calif.) 139; Caden Fiorni (La Jolla, Calif.) 142
Tony Hendricks is through to Oakmont after taking the qualifier at Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego at 8-uner 136. Donald Kay had seven birdies and an eagle for an afternoon round of 66 to get into a playoff with Kevin Tassistro for the final spot, with Kay advancing.
Qualifiers: Tony Hendricks (Phoenix, Ariz.) 136; Donald Kay (San Diego) 137.
Fort Collins, Colo. (Fort Collins Country Club)
Qualifiers: Jackson Solem (Longmont, Colo.) 137; Connor Jones (Denver) 137
Lukas Clark will make the drive cross-state to Oakmont after making a birdie on his final hole to snatch the second qualifier's spot at Hartefield National in Avondale, Pa., much to the dismay of Morgan Holland, who slipped out of position after a bogey on 16 and a double on 17.
Qualifiers: Nate Menon (Wyomissing, Pa.) 134; Lukas Clark (134)
Pepper Pike, Ohio (The Country Club)
Two days after winning the Southern Amateur, Maxwell Moldovan punched his ticket to Oakmont with a 7-under score of 137.
Qualifiers: Nicholas Dentino (Carmel, Ind.) 136; Maxwell Moldovan (Uniontown, Ohio) 137
Hamilton, NY (Seven Oaks Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Etienne Papineau (Canada) 135; John Barone (Dunmore, Pa.) 137; Peter Bradbeer (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) 138
Jimmy Dales birdied three of his last four holes to take medalist honors at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Mich. at 6-under 136 (71-65). Coalter Smith made a valiant effort for the last spot with birdies on four of his last five holes but fell one stroke short of Frank Lindwall and Brendan O'Reilly.
Qualifiers: Jimmy Dales (Northville, Mich.) 136; Frank Lindwall (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) 138; Brendan O'Reilly (Champaign, Ill.) 139
York, Maine (The Ledges Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Liam Gill (Marlborough, Mass.) 136; William Doquette (Canada) 139
Chesterton, Ind. (Sand Creek Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Joe Weiler (West Lafayette, Ind.) 134; Clay Stirsman (Carmel, Ind.) 139; Adam Bratton (Newburgh, Ind.) 140
Chris Dejohn birdied holes 16 and 17 to share medalist honors at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford, Conn. with James Imae at 8-under 136.
Qualifers: James Imae (Brookline, Mass.) 136; Chris Dejohn (Ridgewood, NJ) 136
, two-time MGA/MetLife Boys champion, is onto Oakmont after claiming medalist honors at The Bedens Brook Club in Stillman, NJ with an 8-under score of 136 (68-68). Former Williams College player Sam Goldenring
shot a 4-under 68 in the morning and rattled off 18 pars in the afternoon to secure the second spot at 4-under 140.
Qualifiers: Reed Greyserman (Boca Raton, Fla) 136; Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, NJ) 140
, 18, had two eagles, seven birdies and just one bogey for a 60 on his morning round to set a new course record at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai, Calif. He followed his spectacular morning round with a 68 in the afternoon to comfortably win medalist honors at 12-under 138.
Qualifiers: Francis Catalano (Camarillo, Calif.) 128; Kento Yamawaki (Japan) 132.
Arizona standout Brian Reeves
made 15 birdies on the day to take medalist honors at Castlewood Golf Club in Pleasanton at 12-under 132 (64-68). Former University of San Francisco golfer Alex Chin
will join Reeves at Oakmont.
Qualifiers: Brad Reeves (Woodbridge, Calif.) 132; Alex Chin (Pleasanton, Calif.) 134.
Recent Duke grad Evan Katz
defeated Sam Nicholson
on the third playoff hole to claim the fourth and final spot after both players finished at 6-under 138 at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, NC.
Qualifiers: Drew Hackett (Charlotte, NC) 134; Carson Ownby (Canton, NJ) 136; Nick Lyerly (Salisbury, NC) 137; Evan Katz (Washington D.C.) 138
Adam Greaser, who plays collegiately at North Carolina, had nine birdies on his afternoon card en route to a 62 and medalist honors at Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville, W Va. Northwestern's Christopher Zhang
eagled in the par-5 16 and made a birdie on the final hole to snag the second qualifier's spot at 9-under 133.
Qualifiers: Austin Greaser (Vandalia, OH) 127; Christopher Zhang (Blacksburg, W Va.) 133
Odessa, Texas (Odessa Country Club - Old Course)
Qualifiers: Lane Wallace (Yukon, Okla.) 141; Brian Garrett (San Antonio) 142
McCall, Idaho (McCall Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Darren Fletcher (Cave Creek, Ariz.) 139; Ethan Tseng (Portland, Ore.) 141
It was a shootout for five spots at the Capital City Club in Woodstock, Ga. where recent Georgia Tech graduate Noah Norton
earned medalist honors at 11-under 129 (64-65). RB Clayburn, a former wide receiver at Georgia Tech who is now a college basketball official defeated Georgia Tech sophomore Bartley Forrester
in a 2-for-1 playoff for the last spot after both players finished at 7-under 133.
Qualifiers: Noah Norton (Chico, Calif.) 129; Deven Patel (Johns Creek, Ga.) 131; Brent Hamm (Warner Robbins, Ga.) 132; Hunter Fry (Dacula, Ga.) 132; RB Clyburn (Charlottesville, Ga.) 133
It was a tightly-contested qualifier at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati, Ohio where Brett Widner took medalist honors at 4-under 136 (69-67). Jacob Cook made a birdie on 17 to move to 2-under and ultimately prevailed in a playoff with Brendan Keating to earn the second qualifier's spot.
Qualifiers: Brett Widner (Avon, Ind.) 136; Jacob Cook (Frankfurt, Ky.) 138
Houston, Texas (Westwood Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Mason Nome (Houston) 136; Chris Berzina (Fort Worth, Texas) 139; Walker Lee (Houston, Texas) 139
Jurupa Valley, Calif. (Goose Creek Golf Course)
Qualifiers: Benjamin Hong (Brea, Calif.) 133; Ling Kong (China) 136.
Howon Kim, who plays collegiately at Ranger (Texas) College, birdied the final two holes to secure the second qualifying spot at Crystalaire Country Club in Llano, Calif., where Brandon Bueno of UC Santa Barbara claimed medalist honors at 9-under 135.
Qualifiers: Brandon Bueno (Santa Monica, Calif.) 135; Howon Kim (Korea) 137.
made four birdies over his last nine holes to claim medalist honors at Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale, Ariz. with a 10-under score of 134 (68-66), one stroke better than 18-year old Hunter Thompson
, who won the 2020 Alberta Junior Boys' championship.
Qualifiers: Kurt Watkins (Phoenix) 134; Hunter Thompson (Canada) 135.
St. Augustine, Fla. (St. John's Golf and Country Club)
Qualifiers: Johnny Travale (Canada) 132; Steven Carter (St. Augustine, Fla.) 138.
At the Largo Mar Country Club in Plantation, Fla., Enrique Dimayuga
, who plays collegiately at Florida Atlantic, cruised to medalist honors at 8-under 136 (71-65), while Branden Valdez, Braden List
and Jonah Wasserstrom
tied for the final spot at 3-under 141, with Valdez and List advancing in a 3-for-1 playoff.
Qualifiers: Enrique Dimayuga (England) 136; Branden Valdez (Orlando) 141; Braden List (Boca Raton, Fla.) 141.
While Brady Hinkle
comfortably earned medalist honors at Camden (S.C.) Country Club at 7-under 133 on rounds of 70-63, the other four qualifiers had to sweat out a wild finish before their spots were secured. Max Dupree
birdied his final hole of the day to reach 3-under. Ryan Martee made four birdies on his final six holes, including 17 and 18, to earn a trip to Oakmont while 52-year-old Todd White
, winner of the 2020 South Carolina Match Play, moved to 3-under with a birdie on 17.
Qualifiers: Brady Hinkle (Lancaster, S.C.) 133; Max Dupree (Eatonton, Ga.) 137; Ryan Martee (Columbia, S.C.) 137; Collin Adams (Charlotte, NC) 137; Todd White (Spartanburg, S.C.) 137.
Mathews, La. (Latour Golf Club)
Qualifiers: William Paysee (Temple, Tex.) 136; Charlie Flynn (Lafayette, La.) 137; Grayson Gilbert (Monroe, La.) 138.
In a tightly-contested qualifier at the Mendon Golf Club in Rochester, NY, 29-year-old Yaroslav Merkulov
and former Carnegie Mellon standout Jason Li
survived a 3-for-2 playoff with Jack Madden
after all three golfers tied at 8-under 134. Madden was at 9-under on the day but bogeyed the his last hole to fall into a playoff he didn't survive.
Qualifiers: Brendan MacDougall (Canada) 133; Daulet Tuleubayev (Kazakhstan) 133; Yaroslav Merkulov (Rochester, NY) 133; Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa.) 134.
Oregon State's Mateo Fuenmayor claimed medalist honors at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash. with a 9-under 135 (68-67) while his Beaver teammate Sean Kato along with Cody Roth of Western Washington birdied two of the last three holes to finish at 138 and ousted Ian Siebers in a 3-for-2 playoff.
Qualifiers: Mateo Fuenmayor (Beaverton, Ore.) 135; Sean Kato (Richmond, Wash.) 138; Cody Roth (Bellingham, Wash.) 138.
Harvard junior and 2017 San Francisco City champion Brian Ma earned medalist honors at Alamaden Golf & Country Club in San Jose, Calif. with a 12-under 132 (68-64). Scores were low at Alamaden, where 7-under was left out of the mix.
Qualifiers: Brian Ma (Milpitas, Calif.) 132; Jimmy Castles (Cupertino, Calif.) 134; Kevin Sze (Saratoga, Calif.) 135.
Medalist honors at Columbine (Colo.) Country Club went to TJ Shehee who finished at 6-under 138 (71-67). Sean Crowley, 50, survived a 3-for-1, three hole playoff to secure the second spot out of Columbine.
Qualifiers: TJ Shehee (Mead, Colo.) 138; Sean Crowley (Littleton, Colo.) 141.
USC's Leonard D'Souza was the medalist at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif. after finishing at 5-under 135. He will be joined at Oakmont by 55-year old Dennis Martin, a retired lawyer who played in the 2018 U.S. Senior Open. Martin secured his spot with a birdie on the last hole of the day.
Qualifiers: Leonard D'Souza (China) 135; Dennis Martin (Los Angeles) 136.
Tension was high at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno, where Michael Cliff and Matthew Sutherland of Fresno State and Saint Mary's College's Evan Peterson tied for medalist honors at 7-under 137. Cliff and Sutherland ultimately came out on top of a 3-for-2 playoff. Cliff birdied his last hole of the day just to get into the playoff.
Qualifiers: Michael Cliff (Fresno, Calif.) 137; Matthew Sutherland (Carmichael, Calif.) 137.
Oklahoma State's Brian Stark carded rounds of 65 and 68 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minn. to take medalist honors. Van Holmgren birdied the last two holes to earn one of the four qualifying spots.
Qualifiers: Brian Stark (Kingsburg, Calif.) 133; Jacob Pederson (Minnetonka, Minn.) 137; Van Holmgren (Plymouth, Mass.) 138; Derek Hitchner (Minneapolis, Minn.) 138.
Arkansas commit Kaelen Dulany and 2019 Texas Mid-Am champion Christopher Wheeler, 38, shared medalist honors at Stonebridge Country Club (Dye Course) in McKinney, Texas.
Qualifiers: Kaelen Dulany (Keller, Tex.) 138; Christopher Wheeler (Addison, Tex.) 138.
Louisville-bound Sebastian Moss was the medalist at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. Cooper Shultz, who plays collegiately ay Kansas State, birdied his last two holes to grab the second spot. Hats off to Charlie Stevens, who made a furious charge with four birdies on his last six holes but ultimately fell one short of a playoff bid.
Qualifiers: Sebastian Moss (Houston, Tex.) 138; Cooper Schultz (Wichita, Kan.) 139.
Bucknell College Hall of Famer Charlie Waddell, 36, is off to his fifth U.S. Amateur after claiming medalist honors at Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. It's the fourth time he has won a qualifier.
Qualifiers: Charlie Waddell (Kenilworth, Ill.) 135; Charles Nikatas (Glenview, Ill.) 136.
Four-time New Jersey Mid-Amateur champion Trevor Randolph, 48, came out on top at Hackensack Golf Club in Orndell, NJ with a 9-under score of 135. Former Boston College college Christian Cavaliere birdied his last hole of the day to move to 7-under and went on to defeat Andy Butler in a 2-for-1 playoff.
Qualifers: Trevor Randolph (Franklin Lakes, NJ) 135; Christian Cavaliere (Katonah, NY) 137.
Dayton, Ohio (Morraine Country Club)
Qualifiers: Drew Salyers (Howard, Ohio) 138; Clay Merchent (Noblesville, Ind.) 140; Kevin O'Brien (Findlay, Ohio) 141.
Hastings, Neb. (Lochland Country Club)
Qualifiers: Luke Kluver (Norfolk, Neb.) 133; Jackson Thompson (Dakota Dunes, SD) 137.
Maineville, Ohio (TPC River's Bend)
Qualifiers: Garrett Wood (Mason, Ohio) 143; Jacob Miller (Tuffin, Ohio) 145.
North Carolina standout Ryan Gerard
and 16-year old high school phenom and 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt finalist (10-11) Nashawn Tyson grabbed both spots at the Hobe Sound (Fla.) qualifier, with Gerard taking medalist honors at 6-under 138. Robbie Higgins birdied the 17th hole to tie Tyson at 4-under but lost his chance to advance to Oakmont after making a bogey on the 18th.
Qualifiers: Ryan Gerard (Raleigh, NC) 138; Nashawn Tyson (South Fork, Fla.) 140.
Hot Springs Village, Ark. (Hot Springs Village DeSoto Course)
Qualifiers: Palmer McSpadden (Fayetteville, Ark.) 133; Ty Stites (Sallsaw, Okla.) 134; Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (Argentina) 137.
BYU golfers set a fast and furious pace at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah where 12-under was left on the outside looking in. David Timmins and Carson Lundell shared medalist honors at 14-under 130 while their BYU teammate Cole Ponich in also headed to Oakmont after finishing 13-under 131. Timmins made eight birdies and an eagle en route to shooting a 62 in his afternoon round.
Qualifiers: David Timmins (Sandy, Ut.) 130; Carson Lundell (Alpine, Ut.) 130; Cole Ponich (Farmington, Ut.) 131.
Normal, Ill. (Weibring Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Jake Hennessy (San Antonio) 136; Alex McCulla (Quincy, Ill.) 137
Plymouth, Mass. (Pinehills Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Weston Jones (Sudbury, Mass.) 141; Andrew Diramio (Boston) 143.
There was plenty of excitement at Worthington Manner Golf Club in Urbana, Md. where Louisville standout Devin Morely claimed medalist honors at 11-under 129 on rounds of 67-62. Jake Sollon, who plays collegiately at Oregon, birdied his second to final hole of the day to move to 4-under and then survived a furious late charge by Michael Mitchell, who made an albatross on the par-5 15th hole and a birdie on 18 for an afternoon 67, but ultimately fell one stroke short of earning a trip to Oakmont.
Qualifiers: David Morely (Republic of Ireland) 129; Jack Sallon (Venetia, Pa.) 136.
Another birdie fest broke out at the Bear's Best in Las Vegas, where USC-bound Jackson Rivera and John Kim shared medalist honors at 14-under. Yuki Moriyama of Oregon kept pace, finishing at 12-under, but a pair of 11-under scores were relegated to alternate status.
Qualifiers: Jackson Rivera (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) 130; John Kim (Palm Desert, Calif.) 130; Yuki Moriyama (Japan) 132.
Porado, Puerto, Rico (TPC Porado Beach)
Qualifier: Andres Aranguren (Puerto Rico) 144.
Five players advanced from the tightly-contested Sunnehanna Golf Club qualifier in Johnstown, Pa. where Palmer Jackson of Notre Dame claimed medalist honors at 3-under 137. A total of 11 golfers were within four strokes of Jackson at the top of the leaderboard.
Qualifiers: Palmer Jackson (Murrysville, Pa.) 137; Jimmy Meyers (Wexford, Pa.) 138; Mark Goetz (Greensburg, Pa.) 138; Grant Martens (San Diego) 138; Sean Knapp (Oakmont, Pa.) 139.
Second-team All-Pac-12 selection Chase Sienkiewicz
of the University of Arizona set a furious pace to claim medalist honors at the UNM Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM, carding a 10-under score of 134 (69-65). Alejandro Armijo
birdied his last two holes to move past Patrick McCarthy to grab the second qualifying spot at 9-under 135.
Qualifiers: Chase Sienkiewicz (Frisco, Texas) 134; Alejandro Armijo (Rio Rancho, NM) 135.
On the strength of an opening round 63, Davis Chatfield
took medalist honors at Crestwood Country Club in Rehobeth, Mass, with a 10-under score of 132. The former Notre Dame golfer had six birdies on the inward nine of his morning round to get a jump on the field. Four-time Rhode Island Amateur champion Brad Valois
birdied the last three holes of his afternoon round for a 66 and snagged the last qualifying spot at 6-under.
Qualifiers: Davis Chatfield (Attleboro, Mass.) 132; Brad Valois (Warwick, R.I.) 136.
Laramie, Wyo. (Jacoby Golf Club)
Qualifier: Kirby Coe-Kirkham (Sheridan, Wyo.) 137
Mexico, City, Mexico (Campestrie De La Ciudad)
Qualifiers: Luis Carrera (Mexico) 136; Jose Islas (Mexico) 139.
Lakeville, Minn. (Brackett's Crossing Country Club)
Qualifiers: Gunnar Brion (Chanhassen, Minn.) 140; Jeremy Tetrault (Lino Lakes, Minn.) 141
Wayne State's Grant Haefner
took medalist honors at the Oakland University Golf & Country Club at 2-under 140 on rounds of 66-74. Bradley Bastion
quickly made amends for his first round 75 by making five birdies on the front nine of his afternoon round en route to a 67 to clip Patrick Deardorff
by a stroke for the second qualifier's spot. Deardorff closed with three consecutive birdies for a 68 but fell just short.
Qualifiers: Grant Haefner (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 140; Bradley Bastion (Shelby Township, Mich.) 142.
Aurora, Ill. (Stonebridge Country Club)
Qualifiers: Connor Polender (Lake Bluff, Ill.) 138; Chris Kamin (Phoenix, Ariz.) 138
Panora, Iowa (Lake Panorama National Golf Club)
Qualifiers: Harrison Ott (Brookfield, Wis.) 133; Cecil Belisle (Red Wing, Mich.) 136; Dennis Bull (Norwalk, Iowa) 138
Heartland, Wisc. (The Legend at Bristlecone)
Qualifiers: Piercen Hunt (Heartland, Wisc.) 135; Adam Miller (Nekoosa, Wisc.) 136
birdied his last hole to grab the second qualifier's spot at Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, NY.
Qualifiers: Brent Inserra (Upper Saddle River, NJ) 142; Nolan Forsman (Larchmont, NY) 144.
Glen Head, NY (Brookville Country Club)
Qualifiers: William Parker (Glen Cove, NY) 140; Chris Lambrou (Baldwin, NY) 140.
Newport News, Va. (James River Country Club)
Qualifiers: David Stanford (Vienna, Va.) 131; Kieran Vincent (Zimbabwe) 131; Connor Creasy (Abingdon, Va.) 132
, a recent graduate of Missouri-St. Louis and winner of the 2020 Metropolotan Amateur, shot a pair of 68s to take medalist honors at Aberdeen Golf Club in St. Louis. Zach Shirley moved inside the cutline with key birdies on holes 16 and 17 to finish at 4-under.
Qualifiers: Christopher Ferris (High Ridge, Mo.) 136, Max Kreikemeier (Chesterfield, Mo.) 137, Zach Shirley (High Ridge, Mo.) 138.
Three players advanced from the Victoria, B.C. qualifier held at the Victoria Golf Club, where Jake Rothwell claimed medalist honors with a 3-under score of 137.
Qualifiers: Jake Rothwell (Victoria, B.C.) 137, Craig Doell (Victoria, B.C.) 139, James Swan (Victoria, B.C.) 139
Scores were low at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Country Club where Southern California Mid-Amateur champion Stephen Hale
claimed medalist honors with a blistering 10-under score of 134 on rounds of 64-70. Hale began his first round by making five straight birdies out the gates en route to shooting a 29 on his first nine holes. Bakersfield native Maverick Pavelich also advanced at 8-under but 6-under and a pair of 5-under scores failed to qualify.
Qualifiers: Stephen Hale (Bakersfield, Calif.) 134, Maverick Pavelich (Bakersfield, Calif.) 136.
At the Keith Hills Golf Club in Blues Creek, NC, Wake Forest's Parker Gillam
and 17-year old Jonathan Griz
tied for medalist honors at 4-under. Tennessee commit Caleb Surratt
and Joey Squires both birdied their final holes to move to 3-under and advance to a playoff for the third and final spot, which Surratt coming out on top.
Qualifiers: Parker Gillam (Winston-Salem, NC) 140, Jonathan Griz (Hilton Head, SC) 140, Caleb Surratt (Indian Trail, NC) 141.
Ada, Mich. - Egypt Valley CC
Qualifiers: Sean Niles (Troy, Mich.) 138, James Piot (Canton, Mich.)
Three qualifying spots were up for grabs at Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, Ala. where recently crowned AJGA Polo Junior Match Play champion Nick Dunlap
fired rounds of 67-68 to secure medalist honors. Sam Murphy
, runner-up in last week's Spirit of America Golf Classic held on the same course, was one-back after rounds of 70-66 while Michael Bernard made a key birdie on 17 to finish at 5-under and avoiding a 5-for-1 playoff.
Qualifiers: Nick Dunlap (Huntsville, Ala.) 135, Sam Murphy (Decatur, Ala.) 136, Michael Bernard (Gallatin, Tenn.) 137.
International players took all three qualifying spots at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. Timothius (Tirto) Tamardi
, of Appalachian State University and Indonesia, was the medalist at 5-under 139. Kotaro Murata
, of the University of Hawaii and Japan, was second at 2 under and teenager Aram Yenidjeian
of Argentina took the final spot at 1 under.
Qualifiers: Timothius Tamardi (Indonesia) 139, Kotaro Murata (Japan) 142, Aram Yenidjeian (Argentina) 143
of Davidson College and Caden Baker
of UNC Charlotte shot five and four under respectively to take the two qualifying spots available at Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, N.C.
Qualifiers: Ethan Hall (Morehead City, N.C.) 139, Caden Baker (Mebane, N.C.) 140
Michael Brown (GAP photo)
48-year-old Michael Brown
, who last week won the Delaware Amateur to go along with the Pennsylvania Amateur title he won last summer, matched the competitive course record at Colonial Golf & Tennis Club in Harrisburg, Pa. with a 10-under 62 in the first round.
He stood a shot clear of the field with two holes remaining in Round Two when lightning in the area prompted a suspension of play. Brown returned to Colonial Thursday morning, made an eight-footer for birdie on No. 8 and parred No. 9 to secure his ticket to Oakmont. Connor Sheehan
also returned the next morning to take the other spot in a playoff.
Qualifiers: Michael Brown (Maple Shade, N.J.) 134, Connor Sheehan (Quarryville, Pa.) 136
At Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater, Texas, four players tied for the low score at 5-under 139. But with only two qualifying spots available, the four entered a playoff. Rutgers University rising sophomore Rhett Sellers
, who shot an afternoon 65 to get into the playoff, birdied the first playoff hole to advance. Tucker Allen
, winner of the Saguaro Amateur and Grapevine Amateur in back-to-back weeks to start 2021, took the other spot.
Qualifiers: Rhett Sellers (Longview, Tex.) 139, Tucker Allen (Tolar, Tex.) 139
We are unlikely to see a bigger winning margin this qualifying season than the one enjoyed by Devin Morley
, of Ireland and the University of Louisville. Playing in the Frederick, Md. qualifier at Clustered Spires Golf Club, Morley was a shot back after a morning 67, but broke away from the field with an 8-under 62 in the afternoon to finish 7 shots ahead of the field.
Qualifiers: Devin Morley (Ireland) 129, Jake Sollon (Venetia, Pa.) 136
Kapolei, Haw. - Kapolei Golf Club
Qualifier: Keita Okada (Japan) 138
Max Sekulic (left) and Matthew Ruel (WA Golf photo) Max Sekulic
of Alberta, Canada and Washington State University shot two rounds of 66 to earn medalist honors over the 80-player field who competed in the first qualifier of 2021 at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash. Matthew Ruel
of Oldsmar, Fla. and Gonzaga University had a far different route through qualifying, following a 3-over 73 in the morning round with a 9-under 61 in the afternoon.
Qualifiers: Max Sekulic (Canada) 132, Matthew Ruel (Oldsmar, Fla.) 134
Tallahassee, Fla. - Seminole Legacy Golf Club
Qualifiers: Scotty Kennon (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) 141, Patrick McCann (Tallahassee, Fla.) 142; Sean Butscher (Tallahasse, Fla.) 143