2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier #2

Seven Qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Qualifiers Score
Byron Lay, Alpharetta, Ga. 67
Mark Harrell, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 68
Tyler Gruca, Buffalo, N.Y. 69
Thomas Todd III, Laurens, S.C. 71
Raymond Wooten, Clemson, S.C. 71
Robert Sheats, Atlanta, Ga. 71
Tommy Caswell, Atlanta, Ga. 71
Alternates Score
1. Wes Streib , Brookhaven, Ga. 72*
2. Bennett Smith, Newnan, Ga. 72*

Georgian Byron Lay of Alpharetta is the medalist and qualifies for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship after posting a 3-under-par 67 at a qualifier at Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek.

Mark Harrell of Lookout Mountain (68), Tyler Gruca of Buffalo, N.Y. (69), Thomas Todd III of Laurens, S.C. (71), Raymond Wooten of Clemson, S.C. (71), Robert Sheats of Atlanta, Ga. (71) and Tommy Caswell of Atlanta, Ga. (71) also qualified.

Three players finished at 2-over-par 72, so a playoff was needed to determine the two alternate positions. Three Georgians, including West Streib of Brookhaven, Bennett Smith of Newnan and David Noto of Clarkesville, competed over extra holes. In the end, it was Streib and Smith who secured the first and second alternate spots, respectively.

This was an 18-hole qualifier held at Rivermont Golf Club for the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.