Luett, Lierz move on to U.S. Junior Amateur

It took a great score.

Jacob Luett (Clinton) and Hank Lierz (St. Joseph, Mo) fired rounds of 66 and 67 respectively on Monday, June 19, at Otter Creek Golf Course and qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur.

Luett, who’s medalist-winning performance featured six birdies and only one bogey, commented that he tried to give himself a lot of look at birdies. Luett headed to play at Missouri S&T this fall.

“I just tried to give myself chances,” Luett said.

Lierz, fresh off his Missouri Junior Match Play title, found five birdies to go along with a lone bogey of his own at Otter Creek GC. Lierz will be a junior in high school this fall.

“I like course,” Lierz said. “I hit a lot of greens and made a few birdies. You could hit a lot of fairways out here and get wedge in your hands. I hit it well, which was nice.”

The U.S. Junior Amateur will be played July 17-22 at Flint Hills National Golf Club, Andover, KS.

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