Two sides advance from U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier hosted by CRCC
Birdies were to be had at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying hosted by Cedar Rapids Country Club. This is turn led to a packed leaderboard.
“We got off to a shaky start but each of us scratched out a well-timed par to keep us on track until we made quite a few birdies in the middle of the round,” Sam said. “Matt can putt circles around me, so it was fun to have his putter on my side for a change and he bailed us out a couple times late in the to put up a good score.”
Sam, who raddled off six birdies in a row at one point, commented that it will be a treat to play at the national championship with his brother.
“Playing in any USGA championship is a great experience but being able to do it with my brother will make it extra special,” Sam said.
As mentioned, a total of four sides finished the day at 65 (-7) and a playoff was needed to identify the final qualifier.
The side of Charlie Jacobson / Ryan Trasamar (right) wasted little time and made birdie on the first hole of the playoff to punch their ticket the the 2024 championship. Marc Gladson / Nate Dunn earned first alternate and Ethan Mechling / JD Anderson earned second alternate.