US Mid-Amateur Qualification Summary
Sectional qualification for the 40th US Mid-Amateur, which will be played over 18 holes in 65 locations across the United States, began on August 10th and will last through September 2nd.
5,339 registrations have been accepted for the championship, which will be held at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Siasconset, Massachusetts. 42 players, including defending champion Lukas Michel from Australia, are excluded from the championship, the rest of the 264-player field from the section qualification.
The highlights from the qualification include:
12. AugustAt the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six, SC, former Wake Forest golfer Davis Womble of Winston-Salem, NC, picked up medalists with a round of eight under par 64, good enough to beat the field with four strokes. Christian Sease from Sunset, SC and CJ Gatto from Athens, GA occupied the other two qualifying places with rounds of four under par 68.
Qualifiers: Davis Womble (Winston-Salem, NC) 64, Christian Sease (Sunset, SC) 68, CJ Gatto (Athens, Georgia) 68
At Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., Robert Fox (Jupiter, Fla.) Was the medalist with a 69, but the real action was the battle for the remaining two qualifying places. Five players shot 70 and played for the two places, with Erick Morales (Puerto Rico) and Drew Downs (Valrico, Florida) advancing for the championship.
Qualifiers: Robert Fox (Jupiter, Florida) 69, Erick Morales (Puerto Rico) 70, Drew Downs (Valrico, Florida) 70
Kentuckians Bradley Sutherland and Kevin Cumiskey, along with Indiana’s Jacob Coffey, took the three qualifying courses at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Ky.
Sutherland and Coffey shared the awards as co-medalists after both players shot rounds of 68 (-4). Sutherland was devoid of bogeys when planning Gibson Bay, while Coffey had a couple of bogeys during a six-birdie performance. Coffey played the outer nine in 32 (-4), which was the best nine-hole score of the day and a big part of the reason he’ll land in New England this fall.
Cumiskey finished solo third to secure the final automatic exception with a score of 69 (-3). A clutch finish with two birdies on the final four holes, including one on the par-four 18th, played a major role in his qualification. A par on the last would have led to a playoff for last place.
Qualifications: Jacob Coffey (Indianapolis, Ind.) 68, Bradley Sutherland (Lexington, Kent.) 68, Kevin Cumisky (Richmond, K.) 69
Avon, Ohio – Avon Oaks Country Club
Qualifiers: Andrew Bailey (Shaker Heights, Ohio) 66, Ryan Gutowski (Fairlawn, Ohio) 68, Jeffrey Blechschmidt (Cleveland, Ohio) 70
Indianapolis, Ind .– Broadmoor Country Club
Qualifications: David Keenan (Catlin, Ill.) 68, Zach Ziembo (Fowler, Ind.) 69, Matt Servies (Carmel, Ind.) 71
Glendon Sutton (Boston, Massachusetts) is vacationing with his family in Nantucket and will compete in the US mid-amateur class after shooting a 68 to win medalists at The Ranch GC in Southwick, Massachusetts .
“I’m fortunate enough to have a house out there, my wife and kids spend the summers there, so I’ve always wanted to get this since they announced it two years ago,” Sutton told the Massachusetts Golf Association. “A father’s dream is something I worked for. But you’re busy with work and family and only get so many swings. It will be fun.”
Three players broke par at The Ranch GC and reached the US Mid-Amateur Championship. In just over a month, all three players will be returning to Nantucket for the national event. # MassGolf | #USGAhttps: //t.co/4fEMMxTr7q
– Mass golf (@PlayMassGolf) August 11, 2021
Qualifiers: Glendon Sutton (Boston, MA) 68, Kyle Vincze (Wakefield, MA) 69, George Ordway (Orono, Minnesota) 71
Four-time Nebraska amateur champions Andy Sajevic shot a 66 at the Players Club in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., To advance to the championship for the second time in four years.
Omaha’s Andy Sajevic, 66 (-5) & Lincoln’s Jay Moore, 68 (-3) secured their places in the 40th #usmidam. It will be Moore’s first USGA championship. Sajevic qualified for the #usmidam in 2018.
Here’s what they had to say at @TPC_Omaha after qualifying. pic.twitter.com/dIfNew0Klr
– #NebGolf (@NGAgolf) August 12, 2021
Qualifications: Andrew Sajevic (Omaha, Neb.) 66, Jay Moore (Lincoln, Neb.) 68
Former Florida State golfer Drew Kittleson (Scottdale, Arizona) flew to Minnesota, where he spent his summers, and won medalists at StoneRidge GC despite never seeing the golf course. In fact, he almost didn’t get to the first tee after an airline lost his golf clubs. But they arrived on the morning of the qualifying tournament and he took an Uber to the golf course and arrived half an hour before his tee time.
“I had my clubs and everything was great,” said Kittleson Nick Hunter of the Minnesota Golf Association. “If I had come here a little faster, I would probably have done a few more putts because my speed was way off.”
“I’m looking forward to it. For them [U.S. Mid-Amateur] being in Nantucket, I’ll take my wife with me and we’ll buy a house and make it a vacation, ”said Kittleson. “I spend a lot of time away from home, mostly for work. So when I play an event, it is important to me that my family participate.”
Qualifiers: Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Arizona) 68, Geoff Klein (St. Peter, Minnesota) 69, Andrew Passamante (Fargo, ND) 69, Shane Barnes (Minnetrista, Minnesota) 70
Alexander Zannes of Albuquerque, NM took the only qualifying course at Leilehua Golf Club in Wahiawa, Hawaii, shooting a 70 to defeat three players in a single stroke.
Qualified: Alexander Zannes (Albuquerque, NM) 70