Jackson Hill of Daniels was one of two golfers to further advance into US Amateur qualifying from Thursday’s event at Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville, W. Va. A total of 42 golfers from 12 states, Argentina and Canada competed for two qualifying spots to advance in US Amateur qualifying, as well as two alternate positions.
Hill was tied with Davey Jude of Kermit and Tanner Johnson of Venetia, Pa. at six under par following 36 holes of regulation play, behind Medalist Brett Young of Bethel Park, Pa. Hill hit his tee shot in the fairway bunker on the first hole then hit a miraculous shot to within three feet of the pin before making a birdie to advance as a US Amateur qualifier.
A playoff took place to determine the order of the two alternates, and it took 11 holes to learn the result. After 48 holes of golf, Tanner Johnson of Venetia, Pa. is the first alternate, followed by Davey Jude of Kermit.
“I’m really excited and this means a lot,” Hill said. “I played really well today and I’m looking forward to competing in a USGA Championship!” He will get that chance when he plays in the US Amateur Championship August 15-21 at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey.
The West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), in support and collaboration with the United States Golf Association (USGA), conducted the USOPEN qualifier.
Edgewood’s Head Golf Professional Craig Berner said, “We’ve been pleased to have some of our qualifiers do really well in the final tournament, and we look forward to Jackson’s performance.”
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