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Pair of Local Players Earn Spots in U.S. Amateur

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Greyson Sigg of Augusta, winner of the 2011 Georgia Junior Championship, posts a 5-under-par 135 (67-68) and earns medalist honors to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Sam Straka of Valdosta (3-under-par 137, 68-69), Zach Estep of Lawrenceville (2-under-par 138, 71-67) and Chase Parker of Augusta (2-under-par 138, 71-67) also automatically qualified into the Championship by finishing in the top four. Like Sigg in 2011, Parker won the 2008 Georgia Junior Championship. A 36-hole, two-day qualifier was held at Athens Country Club in Athens, Ga., July 29-30.

Sigg is set to begin his collegiate career at the University of Georgia this fall, where he will join Straka, who currently plays for the Bulldogs. Estep is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi golf team and Parker plays at the University of Kentucky.

Reigning Georgia Amateur champion and Kennesaw State University golfer Jimmy Beck of Columbus, Ga., University of Georgia golfer Sepp Straka of Valdosta and Austin Langdale of Townville, S.C., all tied at 1-under-par 139, so a playoff was needed to determine the first and second alternate positions. On the first playoff hole (#10), Beck birdied, Langdale made par, and Straka bogeyed, so Beck and Langdale finished as first and second alternate, respectively.

The full leaderboard, including individual scorecards, is available at the following link:

http://www.ghintpp.com/gsga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=341

Athens Country Club was set to 6,890 yards and a par of 70 and a field of 128 players started the qualifier. An 18-hole cut took place with 64 players advancing at 5-over-par 75 or better. This was the second of two U.S. Amateur qualifiers in Georgia. The first took place at Capital City Club-Crabapple in Woodstock, July 23-24.

Qualifiers advance to the 113th annual U.S. Amateur Championship, which will be held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., August 12-18, 2013. Entries were open to any amateur golfer with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4. The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA.

 

Other Scores:

Zachary Healy

Peachtree Corners, Ga.

140

Hugh Morrison

Macon, Ga.

141

Justin Cho

Alpharetta, Ga.

141

Colby Hipp

Chatsworth, Ga.

141

Dylan Freeman

Athens, Ga.

142

James Schultz

Atlanta, Ga.

142

Garrett King

St. Simons Island, Ga.

142

Taylor Gove

Evans, Ga.

142

Jason Coolik

Atlanta, Ga.

142

Doug Stiles

Athens, Ga.

143

Trey Rule

Eatonton, Ga.

143

Billy Kennerly

Alpharetta, Ga.

143

Colt Crymes

Athens, Ga.

143

Thomas Hodges

Monroe, Ga.

143

Gregory Young

Sharpsburg, Ga.

143

Justin Cochran

Gainesville, Ga.

144

Randy White

Canton, Ga.

144

Jacob Harper

Beulah, Ala.

144

Davis Parker

Augusta, Ga.

145

Michael Pisciotta

Alpharetta, Ga.

145

Zack Jaworski

Alpharetta, Ga.

145

Blake Kennedy

Spartanburg, S.C.

145

Cates Culpepper

Columbus, Ga.

145

Nathan Williams

Gainesville, Ga.

146

Spencer Ralston

Gainesville, Ga.

146

Davis Love IV

Sea Island, Ga.

146

Drew Aimone

Savannah, Ga.

146

Thomas Todd

Greenville, S.C.

146

Cameron Hooper

Atlanta, Ga.

147

Mark Sweeney

Monroe, Ga.

147

Robert Mize

Fortson, Ga.

147

Logan Knebels

Alpharetta, Ga.

147

Jason Mendel

Norcross, Ga.

148

Jackson Heazel

Atlanta, Ga.

148

Scott McAlpine

New Zealand

148

Larry Harris

Loganville, Ga.

148

Eric Freese

Athens, Ga.

149

Evan Satterfield

Atlanta, Ga.

150

Trey Patterson

Johns Creek, Ga.

150

Jonathan Brain

France

150

Cory Slocum

Missoula, Mont.

150

Thomas Mehrhof

Augusta, Ga.

150

Emerson Newsome

Dacula, Ga.

150

Jordan Janico

Johns Creek, Ga.

150

Beau Minkley

Atlanta, Ga.

151

Zachary Pritchard

Duluth, Ga.

151

Danny Smyth

Alpharetta, Ga.

151

Cody Shafer

Evans, Ga.

151

Paul Bruckner

Alpharetta, Ga.

152

Justin Mattheis

Decatur, Ga.

152

Karim Muhammad

Macon, Ga.

153

Jake Harpe

Griffin, Ga.

153

Hunter House

Houston, Texas

154

Chad Andrews

Cairo, Ga.

154

Ben Huckaby

Bishop, Ga.

154

Nick Stiles

Athens, Ga.

154




Missed Cut






Rob Knight

Greenville, S.C.


Taylor Smith

Covington, Ga.


Ryan Trocchio

Norcross, Ga.


Blake Soni

Bradenton, Fla.


Ben Lown

North Augusta, S.C.


Jim Beatty

Stephens, Ga.


Austin Vick

Evans, Ga.


Keith Wood

Atlanta, Ga.


Nic Powell

Canada


Ryan Ruggiere

Bogart, Ga.


Tom Repicky

Doraville, Ga.


Robert Robertson

Evans, Ga.


Anthony Amodeo

Marietta, Ga.


Kyle Stiles

Athens, Ga.


John Luna

Cleveland, Ga.


Gregory Edwards

Gillsville, Ga.


Jordan Howell

Byron, Ga.


Sterling Desantis

Alpharetta, Ga.


Harry Lambert

Suwanee, Ga.


Cory Sciupider

Etowah, N.C.


Keith Holmes

Macon, Ga.


Reeves Bell

Gainesville, Ga.


Jeff Nealon

Fayetteville, Ga.


Robert McNaughton

Bradenton, Fla.


Kameron Williams

Hoschton, Ga.


Zane Price

Aynor, S.C.


Jordan Britt

Bethlehem, Ga.


Jason Baldia

Covington, Ga.


Lance Johnson

North Augusta, S.C.


Robert Brutz

Athens, Ga.


Carson Spears

Augusta, Ga.


Paul Schwarz

Crystal Lake, Ill.


Brandon Alexander

Sandy Springs, Ga.


Joshua Sullins

Monroe, Ga.


Joseph Windler

Marietta, Ga.


Brent Roberson

Evans, Ga.


Cory Berg

Milton, Ga.


Daniel Candler

Atlanta, Ga.


Gus Wagoner

Duluth, Ga.


Charlie Flowers

Columbus, Ga.


Tucker Snipes

Rocky Face, Ga.


Collin Ho

Albany, Ga.


Bhanu Vallabhaneni

Sandy Springs, Ga.


Aaron Power

Savannah, Ga.


Mitchel Konkle II

Dacula, Ga.


Blake Hadden

Augusta, Ga.


Kyle Putkonen

Marietta, Ga.


David Adcock

Tiger, Ga.


Mark Reddick

Bonaire, Ga.


Michael Fallaize

Atlanta, Ga.


Jeremy Hubbard

Cumming, Ga.


Mitchell Yates

Atlanta, Ga.


Kyle Daniels

Maryville, Ill.


Brett Reid

Rochelle, Ga.


Tevis Upton

Kennesaw, Ga.


Mark Nickerson

Roswell, Ga.


Tyler Young

Kennesaw, Ga.


Chris Cupit

Milton, Ga.


Bobby Brent III

Columbus, Ga.


Pavle Potparic

South Africa


Sam Love

Trussville, Ala.


Jeffrey Shapiro

Atlanta, Ga.


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