Event Details

2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier

Event Date

Jun 26, 2017


University of Georgia Golf Course



Entries Open

Entries Close

May 17, 2017

Entry Fee

Four Qualify for U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Colin Bowles, Albany, Ga. (69)
Robert Ghirardini, Atlanta, Ga. (69)
Ben Carr, Columbus, Ga. (70)*
Davis Thompson, Auburn, Ala. (70)*

Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (70)*
Beck Burnette, Blairsville, Ga. (71)*

*determined in playoff

Reigning Georgia Amateur champion Colin Bowles of Albany and Robert Ghirardini of Atlanta share medalist honors and qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at 2-under-par 69.

Three others finished at 1-under-par 70, including Nicolas Cassidy of Johns Creek, Ben Carr of Columbus and Davis Thompson of Auburn, Ala. A playoff was then needed to determine the final two qualifying spots and first alternate position. After one playoff hole (#1), Carr and Thompson secured the two qualifying spots, while Cassidy finished as first alternate.

A second playoff was needed between the players at even-par 71 to decide the second alternate spot: Beck Burnette of Blairsville, Wilson Andress of Macon and Connor Creasy of Abingdon, Va. On the first playoff hole (#10), Burnette made par to finish as second alternate.

The 70th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be held at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kansas, July 17-22. The U.S. Senior Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.  


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