U.S. Amateur Qualifying

The best amateurs in the world will take on golf’s ultimate test at the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship. With the Arizona Golf Association conducting two sectional qualifiers, four players punched their tickets to Pinehurst next month.

Wigwam Qualifier

Chaz Aurilla bested the qualifying field by four-shots at Wigwam Golf Club to secure his spot to North Carolina. Posting the 36-hole qualifier’s two lowest round with a 66 and 67, the medalist finished 11-under. This will be the UCLA incoming freshman’s first U.S. Amateur Championship.  University of Arizona junior, Trevor Werbylo, carded rounds of 68 and 69 to end 7-under and land him the second and final qualifying spot.

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Whirlwind Qualifier

Arizona State junior, Mason Andersen, 20, notched medalist honors for his second consecutive year after registering a bogey free 6-under on his final 18 at Whirlwind Golf Club. Finishing the qualifier 9-under advanced the 2017 AGA Player of the Year to his third USGA Championship. Finishing four shots behind and clinching the second qualifying spot, was Caden Christopherson, 18, of Chandler.  The Texas Christian University incoming freshman posted back-to-back rounds of 70 and 69 to end 5-under.

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Representing all 50 states and 60 countries, 7,191 applications were accepted by the United States Golf Association. The U.S. Amateur is the oldest championship conducted by the USGA. With a field of 312, the tournament will return to Pinehurst’s Course No. 2 and Course No. 4, scheduled August 12-17.