Qualifying for the 2022 U.S. Amateur is now complete at the 94 qualifying sites across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The USGA accepted 7,749 entries for the 122nd U.S. Amateur Championship, to be played Aug. 15-21, 2022 at Ridgewood Country Club and Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J. 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:
Wrapping things up at the 94th and final qualifying site was Radford University senior Patrick Gareiss
, who posted back-to-back rounds of 66 at James River Country Club. He took medalist honors by a stroke thanks to a back-nine 31 in Wednesday's second round.
Qualifiers: Patrick Gareiss (Chesapeake, Va.) 132, Kelly Chinn (Great Falls, Va.) 133, Alex Price (Hillsboro, Va.) 134
Alabama junior Thomas Ponder
was one of just two players to post red figures in each of Monday and Tuesday's rounds at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. Rounds of 70 and 68 earned him medalist honors by three shots in Tallahassee.
Qualifiers: Thomas Ponder (Dothan, Ala.) 138, Ford Clegg (Birmingham, Ala.) 141, Parker Bell (Tallahassee, Fla.) 144
Co-medalists Mark Stephens
and Matthew Sutherland
fired 12 under at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico, California. The pair of Northern California collegians finished three clear of alternates Tyler Ashman and Luke Dugger. Stephens, a junior at UC Davis from Redding, Calif., posted back-to-back 66s on Monday while Sutherland, a junior at Fresno State from Sacramento, Calif., carded 65 and 67 to climb into double digits under par.
Qualifiers: Mark Stephens (Redding, Calif.) 132, Matthew Sutherland (Sacramento, Calif.) 132
Down in Southern California, Cal State Northridge junior Brandon McDonough
shot 69-67 at The Oaks Club at Valencia to finish as medalist by three shots.
Qualifiers: Brandon McDonough (Santa Monica, Calif.) 136, Jack Buchanan (Australia) 139, Eric Doyle (San Diego, Calif.) 140
2020 Iowa Amateur champion Dennis Bull
and his morning 65 at Davenport Country Club set the pace for a 6 under medalist performance in Davenport, Iowa. The 40-year-old mid-amateur from Norwalk, Iowa went bogey free during his first round and followed it up with 69 in the afternoon to stay one clear of Angelo Marcon.
Qualifiers: Dennis Bull (Norwalk, Iowa) 134, Angelo Marcon (San Francisco, Calif.) 135, Gunnar Broin (Chanhassan, Minn.) 136
Playing in the same group were qualifiers David Kim and R.J. Wren at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Kim, who played collegiately for La Salle University, medaled with rounds of 66-70 while Wren, a former University of Delaware golfer, finished one back of Kim at 67-70.
"Watching him play well helped me out for sure," Kim told the Golf Association of Philadelphia. "We were just feeding off each other. He’s a good friend, so the vibes were right in the group today. It made it nice and relaxed. When he’s making putts, you’ve got to root for him. It’s cool to go [to the U.S. Amateur] with him."
Qualifiers: David Kim (Dresher, Pa.) 136, R.J. Wren (Morgantown, Pa.) 137
Vanderbilt sophomore Jackson Van Paris
finished atop the leaderboard at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C. to advance to Ridgewood. His afternoon 65 pushed him three ahead of second-place finisher Spencer Oxendine.
Qualifiers: Jackson Van Paris (Pinehurst, N.C.) 134, Spencer Oxendine (Fayetteville, N.C.) 137, Daniel Boone (Fuquay-Varina, N.C.) 139
On the Cypress Course at Champions Golf Club, Baylor senior Johnny Keefer
triple-bogeyed his second-to-last hole of the day but triumphantly birdied 18 to medal by a stroke. He went out in 31 to start his second round, which put him at 9 under through 27 holes.
Qualifiers: John Keefer (San Antonio, Texas) 135, Vishnu Sadagopan (Pearland, Texas) 136, William Moll (Houston, Texas) 136
There were three co-medalists at Chambersburg (Pa.) Country Club with 9-under totals: Ben Smith
(transferring to Mount St. Mary's from Penn State), his good friend Patrick Sheehan
(Penn State), and Michael Crowley
“I was sitting there early in the second round and kind of just felt like I was out of it. I had 57 yards in on No. 8 and just flipped a wedge in and holed it. Even then, I didn’t really feel like I was in the mix yet,” said Sheehan. But four birdies in a row from 11-14 got him believing. It wasn’t until those four birdies that got me thinking like, “‘I could do this’.”
Qualifiers: Ben Smith (Blain, Pa.) 137, Michael Crowley (Hunt Valley, Md.) 137, Patrick Sheehan (Doylestown, Pa.) 137
(Morristown, N.J.), Nicholas Gross
(Downingtown, Pa.) and Rhett Sellers
(Longview, Texas) advanced to the 122nd U.S. Amateur Championship, as the New Jersey State Golf Association hosted qualifying at Canoe Brook Country Club on Wednesday afternoon.
“I’m super excited, expressed O’Neill. "Being from New Jersey and being able to play my first U.S. Am in New Jersey is awesome and I can’t wait for it."
Gross, 15, shot the second lowest score of the day, a 7-under-par 65, and followed that up with an even-par 72 in the afternoon.
Qualifiers: William O’Neill (Morristown, N.J.) 135, Nicholas Gross (Downingtown, Pa.) 137, Rhett Sellers (Longview, Texas) 139
Bent Tree Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Qualifiers: Gaven Lane (Argyle, Texas) 134, Westy Mccabe (Dallas, Texas) 138, Diego Prone (Argentina) 139
Mission Inn Resort, Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Qualifiers: Jonathan Yaun (Mineola, Fla.) 140, Kiko Francesco Coelho (Portugal) 141, Garrett Barber (Stuart, Fla.) 141
and Gavin Aurilia
earned the two qualifying spots at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. The only player to shoot under 65 in both rounds, Sienkiewicz (Frisco, Texas / University of Arizona) cruised to the tournament’s low score by six shots at 15 under. Aurilia (Healdsburg, Calif. / University of Southern California) won a playoff for the second qualifying spot after shooting a second-round 65 to get to 9 under.
Qualifiers: Chase Sienkiewicz (Frisco, Texas) 129, Gavin Aurilia (Healdsburg, Calif.) 135
A large field gathered at Camden (S.C.) Country Club to play for five qualifying spots. How large? A cut was required after round one, and those shooting 2 over were out. Scoring was so low that players shooting 4-under 66 in the morning were not in the top 5. Nick Lyerly
(Salisbury, N.C. / UNC Greensboro) shot a 9-under 61 in the morning, then 70 in the afternoon to medal by one shot. William Jennings
won a three-way playoff for the final spot
Qualifiers: Nick Lyerly (Salisbury, N.C.) 131, Jackson Koivun (San Jose, Calif.) 132, Zach Adams (Charleston, S.C.) 133, Nathan Franks (Roebuck, S.C.) 133, William Jennings (Greenville, S.C.) 134
(Roswell, Ga. / Ohio State) and Cade Breitenstine
(Akron, Ohio / Kent State) were the co-medalists at Ohio State University Golf Club at 6 under, but the story of the day was Drew Doyle
(Louisville, Ky. / LSU), who had to play 44 holes to advance. After shooting 2 under for the 36 holes, Doyle survived a three-man playoff that went 8 holes.
Qualifiers: JonErik Alford (Roswell, Ga.) 136, Cade Breitenstine (Akron, Ohio) 136, Drew Doyle (Louisville, Ky.) 140
Georgia Southern University GC, Statesboro, Ga.
Qualifiers: Luke Gifford (Boca Raton, Fla.) 134, Jay Spivey (Macon, Ga.) 139, Ben Carr (Columbus, Ga.) 140, Brantley Baker (Leesburg, Va.) 140, Will Baker (Statham, Ga.) 141
Essex Fells CC, Essex Fells, N.J.
Qualifiers: Dougie Ergood (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) 132, Austin Devereux (Brielle, N.J.) 134
St. Johns G&CC, St. Augustine, Fla.
Qualifiers: Andrew Riley (Palm Coast, Fla.) 133, Andrew Mclauchlan (Neptune Beach, Fla.) 136, Quentin Debove (France) 136
Goose Creek Golf Club, Jurupa, Calif.
Qualifiers: Greyson Leach (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) 132, Shea Lague (Jamul, Calif.) 135, Luke Potter (Encinitas, Calif.) 135
CommonGround Golf Club, Aurora, Colo.
Qualifiers: Griffin Barela (Lakewood, Colo.) 133, Carson Griggs (Sand Springs, Okla.) 134
It was winner-take-all at Kings Country Club in Hanford, Calif. on Monday, with 33 players vying for one spot. Fresno State rising sophomore Jake Bettencourt
shot an afternoon 66 to erase a four-shot deficit after round one, then birdied the fourth hole of a playoff to advance.
Qualifier: Jake Bettencourt (Clovis, Calif.) 136
Scoring was tough at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.) Country Club, as the low score was 3 over par for the two rounds. The USGA will be mailing out a couple of medals, as there were three co-medalists: former Barry University player Juan Yumar
of Venezuela, mid-amateur Will Appleby
, and USC's Krando Nishiba
Qualifiers: Juan Yumar (Venezuela) 145, Will Appleby (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.) 145, Krando Nishiba (San Diego, Calif.) 145
At Mission Viejo (Calif.) Country Club, University of Oklahoma rising senior Patrick Welch
shot 68-67 (-7) to earn medalist honors by two shots. Welch, who swings cross-handed (left hand low for a right-hander), won the Southern Highlands Collegiate earlier this year for the Sooners.
Qualifiers: Patrick Welch (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) 135, Justin Biwer (San Diego, Calif.) 137, Lucas Powell (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) 138
University of Arizona commit Zachery Pollo
was cruising along at 10 under through 33 holes, but finished bogey-bogey-double to finish at 6 under with most of the field still to come in. But the sweat was worth it, as the score was still good enough for a 1-shot win at Rancho Murieta (Calif.) Country Club. University of Colorado rising sophomore Dylan McDermott
took the other spot at 5 under.
Qualifiers: Zachery Pollo (Rocklin, Calif.) 138, Dylan McDermott (Granite Bay, Calif.) 139
La Cumbre CC, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Qualifiers: Owen Avrit (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) 130, Leo Metzger (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 137
DeSoto Golf Club, Maumelle, Ark.
Qualifiers: Vicente Marzilio (Denton, Texas) 133, Wil Gibson (Jonesboro, Ark.) 133, Connor Gaunt (Cabot, Ark.) 134
River Bend Golf Club, Wilder, Idaho
Qualifier: Robbie Ziegler (Tualatin, Ore.) 137
Beatrice Country Club, Beatrice, Neb.
Qualifiers: Luke Gutschewski (Elkhorn, Neb.) 133, Charlie Zielinski (Omaha, Neb.) 138
Tennessee Grasslands, Gallatin, Tenn.
Qualifiers: Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) 132, Blain Turner (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) 132, Jansen Preston (Lexington, Ky.) 133
Sand Creek Golf Club, Chesterton, Ind.
Qualifiers: Mitch Davis (Valparaiso, Ind.) 138, Clay Stirsman (Carmel, Ind.) 139, Cole Starnes (Fishers, Ind.) 140
The Ledges Golf Club, York, Me.
Qualifiers: Nicholas Cummings (Weston, Mass.) 140, Andrew O'Leary (Norfolk, Mass.) 143
, who just finished his senior season on University of Oregon men’s golf team, shot rounds of 66-65 to earn medalist honors over the 70-player field at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.
took the other spot in a playoff. Gliege played college golf for Texas A&M University and Boise State University. He is currently the assistant men’s golf coach at Wichita State University.
Qualifiers: Craig Ronne (Eugene, Ore.) 131, Josh Gliege (Meridian, Idaho) 132
Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton, Calif.
Qualifiers: Ben Ragland (San Ramon, Calif.) 139, Joshua Lim (San Francisco, Calif.) 139
Hobe Sound G.C., Hobe Sound, Fla.
Qualifiers: Joaquin Luduena (Argentina) 140, Tyler Mistretta (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) 141
Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W.V.
Qualifiers: Brett Young (Bethel Park, Pa.) 133, Jackson Hill (Daniels, W.V.) 136
, Drexel University’s Head Golf Coach, has been waiting his entire amateur golf career to play in a USGA national championship. He’s been an alternate multiple times. He’s caddied in three U.S. Opens and two U.S. Amateurs.
But he'll be playing in the U.S. Amateur at Ridgewood after rounds of 71-64 (-5) gave him medalist honors at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa.
“Honestly, it was starting to become a little bit of a thing. I started thinking, ‘Am I ever going to make one of these?’,” said Feld, 31, of Philadelphia, Pa. “I’ve been knocking on the door. I’ve been on the grounds for 12 or so [USGA championships]. So, this one today… it feels a little extra special.”
Qualifiers: Benjamin Feld (Philadelphia, Pa.) 135, Conor McGrath (Huntington Valley, Pa.) 137, Matthew Mattare (Jersey City, N.J.) 138
University of Virginia rising senior Pietro Bovari
of Italy was the medalist at Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, N.Y. with rounds of 65-70 (-7). Bryant University rising senior Jack Woods
took the other qualifying spot at 5 under par.
Qualifiers: Pietro Bovari (Italy) 135, Jack Woods (Danbury, Conn.) 137
New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Qualifiers: Trey Diehl (Farmington, N.M.) 133
(Henderson, Nev.) almost missed the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Boulder Creek GC in Boulder City, Nevada.
“I had a tweaked muscle in my right arm and didn’t think I would be able to play,” he said to Bill Bowman of LasVegasGolfInsider.com. “But I decided to give it a shot and it all worked out.”
Worked out it did, with Scott shooting 11 under to earn medalist honors by one shot over Yuki Moriyama
of Las Vegas. Scott, who works from home for Barclays, has found the motivation to dedicate himself to competitive golf this year.
“All of this makes me realize how much work you need to do to compete,” he said. “I wake up at 5 (a.m.) and go to Boulder City Muni and work on my game from 110 yards and in,” he said. “That’s where the money is made.”
Qualifiers: Alex Scott (Henderson, Nev.) 133, Yuki Moriyama (Las Vegas, Nev.) 134
Two qualifiers were held in Illinois, with 7 under earning medalist honors in each. At White Deer Run G.C. in Vernon Hills, Ill., Will Marshall
, a rising senior at the University of Nebraska, went -7 and mid-amateur Charles Waddell
, who won the Chicago District Amateur Championship two weeks ago, taking the other spot at 6 under.
Qualifiers: Will Marshall (Elburn, Ill.) 137, Charles Waddell (Kenilworth, Ill.) 138
University of Kentucky rising junior Campbell Kremer
(Louisville, Ky.) took the qualifying medal at the Weibring GC at Illinois State University with a -7 total, three shots ahead of Illinois State rising senior Parker Wisdom
Qualifiers: Campbell Kremer (Louisville, Ky.) 135, Parker Wisdom (Bloomington, Ill.) 138
Amid record-breaking heat at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., Anawin Pikulthong
, Brock Goyen
and Trevor Lewis
prevailed from a field of 70 to punch their tickets to the 122nd U.S. Amateur. Pikulthong and Goyen posted the field's best round two scores to finish -10 and -9, respectively. Lewis made birdie on a playoff hole to earn the third and final qualifying spot.
“I struck it really well and drove it really well,” Pikulthong said to Brandon Genson of the Arizona Golf Association. “I hit a lot of fairways, which is pretty clear out here because you don’t want to go into those bushes and desert. I struck it well, gave myself some good birdie looks and a couple of them dropped.”
Qualifiers: Anawin Pikulthing (Gilbert, Ariz.) 132, Brock Goyen (GIlbert, Ariz.) 133, Trevor Lewis (Prescott, Ariz.) 138
Tamarack C.C., Greenwich, Conn.
Qualifiers: Jackson Fretty (Cos Cob, Conn.) 141, Richard Dowling III (Shelton, Conn.) 143
Cypress Lake G.C., Ft. Myers, Fla.
Qualifiers: Jake Sherwin (Estero, Fla.) 139, Egor Eroshenko (Russia) 141
, who won the North & South Amateur
in Pinehurst earlier this month, kept his roll going, advancing with two other players at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation, Florida. The Florida State commit shot rounds of 66-71 (-7) to qualify along with medalist Franke Harris of Auburn University and Niklas Staub of Boynton Beach, Fla.
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Qualifiers: Frankie Harris (Boca Raton, Fla.) 136, Niklas Staub (Boynton Beach, Fla.) 137, Luke Clanton (Miami Lake, Fla.) 137
On a sweltering 36-hole day in the 100 degree heat, incoming Texas Tech freshman Matthew Comegys
made four back-nine birdies during his afternoon round at Trinity Forest Golf Club
outside Dallas, Texas to medal by a stroke.
Qualifiers: Matthew Comegys (Van Alstine, Texas) 136, Nathan Petronzio (Bee Cave, Texas) 137
made nine morning birdies at Almaden Country Club
in San Jose, Calif. to jumpstart his Monday. He carded 65 and followed it up with 69 to medal by three shots.
Qualifiers: Nathan Wang (Fremont, Calif.) 134, Jacob Westberg (Sacramento, Caif.) 137
At Westchester Hills Golf Club
in White Plains, N.Y., former Boston College golfer Christian Cavaliere
made 11 birdies on the day and medaled handedly to advance to Ridgewood. His morning 63 set the pace for an eight-stroke victory.
Qualifiers: Christian Cavaliere (Katonah, N.Y.) 131, Haymes Snedeker (Daphne, Ala.) 139
Evan Vo made an astounding 13 birdies during his 36 holes at Riverhill Country Club
in Kerrville, Texas as the Auburn sophomore from Austin, Texas medaled by a stroke.
Qualifiers: Evan Vo (Austin, Texas) 133, Ryan Dixon (England) 134, Daniel Moon (Temple, Texas) 136
On the island of Oahu in Hawaii, UCLA commit Luciano Conlan finished as the only player to post red figures in both rounds at Hoakalei Country Club
. He medaled by seven shots with scores of 68 and 71.
Bakersfield C.C., Bakersfield, Calif.
Qualifiers: Maverick Pavletich (Bakersfield, Calif.) 135, Conor Schubring (Eden Prarie, Minn.) 136
Milburn C.C., Overland Park, Kan.
Qualifiers: Frankie Capan (North Oaks, Minn.) 135, Michael Winslow (Overland Park, Kan.) 136
StoneRidge G.C., Stillwater, Minn.
Qualifiers: Owen Mullen (Canada) 139, Carson Herron (Deephaven, Minn.) 141
Two days after falling just short of winning the Trans-Mississippi Championship in Denver, Luke Sample
was among the successful qualifiers at Webster G.C.
in Rochester, New York. At the Trans-Miss, the rising Duke sophomore lost a playoff to William Mouw
but this time, he won a playoff against Jeremy Sisson to take the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: Justin Hastings (Grand Caymans) 136, William Hocker (Grapevine, Texas) 137, Luke Sample (New York, N.Y.) 139
Moraine C.C., Dayton, Ohio
Qualifiers: Jordan Gilkison (Springboro, Ohio) 140, Domenic Maricocchi (Cincinnati, Ohio) 141
TPC River's Bend, Maineville, Ohio
Qualifiers: Garrett Wood (Mason, Ohio) 136, Justin Gabbard (Fort Thomas, Ky.) 137
Oak Tree C.C., Edmond, Okla.
Qualifiers: Jake Holbrook (Granbury, Texas) 135, Hazen Newman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 136, Charlie Jackson (Norman, Okla.) 136
At Arrowhead G.C.
in Moralla, Ore., mid-amateurs Jack Dukeminier
and Zach Foushee
took the two qualifying spots. Dukeminier, who has won both the Oregon Amateur and Mid-Amateur titles, won the 36-hole qualifier going away with rounds of 66 and 67 to finish 9 under par. Foushee, a reinstated amateur and former University of Oregon golfer, advanced on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Qualifiers: Jack Dukeminier (Beaverton, Ore.) 133, Zach Foushee (Lake Oswego, Ore.) 139
Westmoreland C.C., Export, Pa.
Qualifiers: Jimmy Ellis (Venetia, Pa.) 133, Trent Tipton (Orient, Ohio) 133
Golfcrest C.C., Pearland, Texas
Qualifiers: Matthew Watkins (Rockwell, Texas) 136, Jacob Borow (Houston, Texas) 140
Lubbock C.C., Lubbock, Texas
Qualifiers: Sangha Park (Korea) 136, Jackson Drake (Lubbock, Texas) 137
Timber Banks G.C., Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Qualifiers: Nick Bove (Syracuse, N.Y.) 134, Andres Acevedo (San Antonio, Texas) 136
Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio
Qualifiers: Ken Keller (Youngstown, Ohio) 134, Drew Salyers (Howard, Ohio) 136
2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale
medaled by three shots at Winchester C.C.
in Massachusetts, using a five-consecutive birdie run during the back nine of his second round to punch his ticket to Ridgewood.
Parziale putted it off the green on the final hole of his morning round, but rebounded with a 66 in the afternoon to post a 36-hole total of 140.
"I was pretty frustrated," Parziale told Mass Golf. "Nothing went my way in the morning and then I putt it off the green on 18. All the way down and thank God I hit a chip from 40 yards to two inches. If I don’t hit that chip there and I make double I think that’s a whole different mindset going into the afternoon. So that’s probably the shot that was most key part of the day was to just escape there with the bogey.”
It will be the Brockton, Mass. native's fifth trip to the U.S. Amateur.
Qualifiers: Matt Parziale (Brockton, Mass.) 140, Christian Emmerich (Swampscott, Mass.) 143
The qualifier at Worthington Manor G.C.
in Urbana, Md. saw an impressive medalist performance by Duke University commit Bryan Kim
, who fired 65-67 to win by six shots.
Kim came out of the gate hot in the first round, birdieing three of the first four holes to start the day on Tuesday. Worthington Manor's qualifier was split into two days, with the first-day cut coming at 78.
Qualifiers: Bryan Kim (Brookeville, Md.) 132, Benton Weinberg (Potomac, Md.) 138, Tyler Stahle (Andover, Mass.) 138, Brett Patterson (Oxford, Miss.) 141, Khavish Varadan (Malaysia) 141
At The Home Course
in DuPont, Wash., AJ Ewart
of Barry University and mid-amateur Andrew Von Lossow
claimed co-medalist honors at the former U.S. Amateur host. Ewart made just one birdie in his opening round of 71 before the floodgates opened for him in the afternoon round, where he carded six birdies and an eagle en route to a 64. Von Lossow made a total of 13 birdies across both rounds.
Qualifiers: AJ Ewart (Canada) 135, Andrew Von Lossow (Spokane, Wash.) 135, Preston Bebich (Gig Harbor, Wash.) 137
Columbine C.C., Columbine Valley, Colo.
Qualifiers: Gavin Hagstrom (Fort Collins, Colo.) 141, Cole Nygren (Longmont, Colo.) 141
Persimmon Woods G.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Qualifiers: Timmy Crawford (Arlington Heights, Ill.) 134, Mac McClear (Hinsdale, Ill.) 135, Yu Ta Tsai (Chinese Taipei) 137, Joey Wiseman (Corydon, Ind.) 138
Nevel Meade G.C., Prospect, Ky.
Qualifiers: Robbie Bender (Louisville, Ky.) 133, Peyton Snoeberger (Williamsport, Ind.) 136
Ole Miss G.C., Oxford, Miss.
Qualifiers: Hunter Logan (Steens, Miss.) 131, Cohen Trolio (West Point, Miss.) 135, Kye Meeks (Walnut, Miss.) 135, Ken Goforth (Birmingham, Ala.) 135, Tate Dickerson (Booneville, Miss.) 135
of Louisiana Tech and Alfie Fox
of Alabama-Birmingham reached 11 under at Burningtree Country Club
in Decatur, Ala. to share medalist honors.
Qualifiers: Will Patrick (Oneonta, Ala.) 131, Alfie Fox (England) 131, Harrison Davis (Fort Payne, Ala.) 134
At Bear Creek Golf Club
in Murrieta, Calif., recently graduated high-schooler Dylan Oyama
won the qualifier by eight shots and was the only player to finish 36 holes in red figures. The native of Carlsbad, Calif., who will attend San Diego State in the fall, posted a pair of 68s to advance to Ridgewood.
Qualifiers: Dylan Oyama (Carlsbad, Calif.) 136, Ryan Bisharat (El Cajon, Calif.) 144, Kai Hirayama (Arcadia, Calif.) 144
All participants finished over par on the North Course of Oakland Hills Country Club
, with the exception of Wittenberg University men's and women's golf coach Colin Laszlo. His afternoon 68, which included four back nine birdies, earned him top spot in the qualifier.
Qualifiers: Colin Laszlo (Springfield, Mich.) 140, Anthony Sorentino (Rochester Hills, Mich.) 141
of Grand Valley State and Palmer Yenrick
of the University of Toledo carded identical 36-hole scores of 68 and 69 to finish tied at the top of the leaderboard at Michigan's other U.S. Amateur qualifier Tuesday, at Egypt Valley Country Club
Qualifiers: Charlie DeLong (Allendale, Mich.) 137, Palmer Yenrick (Oregon, Ohio) 137
Two mid-amateurs, Matthew Lowe
and Bradford Valois
, conquered Valley Country Club
in Warwick, R.I. to win the qualifier by two shots. Lowe's second-round 65 shot him up to the top of the leaderboard while Valois made good work of a morning 66.
Qualifiers: Matthew Lowe (Farmingdale, N.Y.) 135, Bradford Valois (Warwick, R.I.) 135
White Eagle G.C., Naperville, Ill.
Qualifiers: Blake Wisdom (Lake Geneva, Wis.) 137, Chris Kamin (Phoenix, Ariz.) 137
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
Qualifiers: John Dearth (West Covina, Calif.) 140, Kristopher Stiles (Palmdale, Calif.) 141
Colonial C.C., Thomasville, N.C.
Qualifiers: Cade Russell (Knoxville, Tenn.) 136, Jet Tickle (Bristol, Tenn.) 136, Walker Isley (Oak Island, N.C.) 137, Jacob Tarkany (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 138
of the Czech Republic has been staying with a college teammate in Massachusetts this summer, and on Thursday he shot 10 under at Berkshire Hills in Pittsfield, Mass., to earn medalist honors and advance to his first (and last) U.S. Amateur.
“It’s actually very first and last time I can actually make it just because I’m going to turn pro next summer. but I’m just really excited that’s all I can really say,” said Zuska to Mass Golf.
(Worcester, Mass.) qualified for the first time since 2010, before he turned pro after playing college golf at William & Mary.
“It’s awesome, it’s such a long day, we’ve been out here 10-plus hours, and it’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Parker to Mass Golf.
of Northwestern University took the other spot with an eagle on his final hole.
Qualifiers: Jiri Zuska (Czech Republic) 134, Brandon Parker (Worcester, Mass.) 137, James Imai (Brookline, Mass.) 137
University of Illinois teammates Piercen Hunt
and Tommy Kuhl
took the top two spots at the Watertown (Wisc.) Country Club qualifier. Former Michigan Wolverine golfer Jack Schultz
took the final spot.
Qualifiers: Piercen Hunt (Hartland, Wisc.) 133, Tommy Kuhl (Morton, Ill.) 135, Jack Schultz (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) 136
Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, N.C.
Qualifiers: Ryan Burnett (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 136, Jerry Richardson (Cary, N.C.) 138, Adam Hooker (Lebanon, Va.) 138
(Bethesda, Md.) didn't get off to a good start at Clustered Spires in Frederick Md., making double on the third hole to fall to 2 over par. But he went 10 under from there, shooting 68-64 to beat the field by four shots. Carson Bacha
(York, Pa.) and Brad Whitaker
(Kensington, Md.) also qualified.
Qualifiers: Charlie Bundy (Bethesda, Md.) 132, Carson Bacha (York, Pa.) 136, Brad Whitaker (Kensington, Md.) 137
(Rutland, Vt., University of Connecticut) shot rounds of 66-67 (-9) to beat the field by four shots at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, Connecticut. Nelson, who won the Hornblower Memorial earlier this month, was on the offensive all day.
“I didn’t really do anything that special,” said Nelson to the CSGA. “I played solid all day drove it well and hit a lot of greens to give myself a lot of looks at birdie.”
Taking the other qualifying spot was a veteran of many USGA championships, Bobby Leopold
, who advanced in spectacular fashion by escaping a tough lie in a fairway bunker, then holing a chip for eagle to advance from a playoff.
“The U.S. Amateur is the pinnacle of all amateur events in the world so qualifying for the U.S. Amateur is really special,” said Leopold. “I’ve come close so many times [to qualifying in recent years] so it felt like it was my time to make it happen.”
Qualifiers: Jared Nelson (Rutland, Vt.) 133, Bobby Leopold (Coventry, R.I.) 137
of England shot 5-under 139 to earn medalist honors at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minn.
“This is really cool—it’s as simple as that. I didn’t expect to go through, but luckily two rounds fell together nicely,” said Storey to the Minnesota Golf Association. “It’s quite a shock. My family back home is ecstatic and everyone around me is ecstatic.”
Defending Trans-Mississippi Amateur and Minnesota Amateur champion Derek Hitchner
and University of Minnesota transfer Jacob Pedersen
also qualified, surviving a three-way playoff after posting 4-under 140.
Qualifiers: Sam Storey (England) 139, Derek Hitchner (Minneapolis, Minn.) 140, Jacob Pedersen (Shorewood, Minn.) 140
A pair of mid-amateurs, Bradley Sutherland
and Brett Widner
, took the two spots available at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sutherland was the medalist with rounds of 70-68 (-2), while Widner, a three-time Indiana Mid-Amateur champion, posted 66-73 that included a hole-in-one on the 15th hole in his first round.
Qualifiers: Bradley Sutherland (Lexington, Ky.) 138, Brett Widner (Avon, Ind.) 139
Reigning Saguaro Amateur champion Carson Enright
(Longboat Key, Fla.) and two-time Florida Mid-Amateur champ Joe Alfieri
took the two spots at Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Fla., sharing medalist honors with 3-under 141 totals.
Qualifiers: Carson Enright (Longboat Key, Fla.) 141, Joe Alfieri (Lutz, Fla.) 141
The Standard Club, Johns Creek, Ga.
Qualifiers: Bartley Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) 136, Steve Kibare (Canton, Ga.) 136, Nicolas Cassidy (Johns Creek, Ga.) 137, Deven Patel (Johns Creek, Ga.) 137, Myles Jones (Suwanee, Ga.) 138
The first U.S. Amateur qualifier was the lone qualifier to be played in Canada, at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club. Matthew Anderson
shot a 137 to top the field by three shots, while Bennett Ruby
won a three-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Qualifiers: Matthew Anderson (Canada) 137, Bennett Ruby (Canada) 140
For the second straight year, three BYU teammates have advanced from the Utah qualifier. Carson Lundell
shot rounds of 64-68 (-12) over the two rounds Alpine CC in Highland to earn medalist honors, while Elijah Turner
(-7) and David Timmins
(-6) also advanced.
Qualifiers: Carson Lundell (Alpine, Utah) 132, Elijah Turner (Highland, Utah) 137, David Timmins (Sandy, Utah) 138