Andersen, Feagles, and Quezada qualify for 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship
CHANDLER, ARIZONA- The 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship is to take off next month, and 82 of the region’s best amateur golfers fought for one of three qualifying spots at Whirlwind Golf Course-The Devil’s Claw Course.
Mason Andersen, Michael Feagles, and Anthony Quezada punched their tickets to Pebble Beach, as they finished in a three-way tie to share the medalists honors. They each ended 9-under-par, to rise above the rest and secure a spot at the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Arizona State standout, Mason Andersen, shot a 4-under 36 on the front nine in the first round. The 2017 Arizona Golf Association Player of the Year mixed 7 birdies with 2 bogeys to card a 67 on Wednesday.
University of Illinois rising junior, Michael Feagles, started the day at 5-under-par, firing a 67 in the first round. Feagles made 7 birdies against a lone bogey for a 68 on day two.
Posting the lowest round amongst the local trio that qualified , Anthony Quezeda fired 5 birdies on the front nine, allowing only one bogey on the par-3 13th hole, posting a 66.
Sharing the low round of the qualifier, at 7-under 65, Chris Kamin and Ben Harden will serve as first and second alternates.
The 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship is the oldest championship hosted by the USGA and is known as being the country’s most prestigious amateur golf championship. The tournament will return to Pebble Beach Golf Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Course, scheduled for August 13-19.
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