Holden and Sanders Qualify for 112th US Amateur Championship
It was recently announced that two University of Redlands men's golfers qualified for the 112th US Amateur Championship on August 13-19. Sophomore swinger Bobby Holden (Simi Valley, CA) and junior standout Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, CA) look forward to joining 310 fellow competitors at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, CO, for this amazing opportunity.
Golfers will compete in two qualifying rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match-play to decide the eventual US Amateur Champion.
According to Head Coach Butch Edge, Holden and Sanders are the first two Bulldog golfers to qualify for the US Amateur Championship – the premier amateur event in the world.
"Through all of the checking I have done, this is the first time the U of R has had a golfer make the US Amateur," Edge explained. "And we have two from the same team in the same year."
Holden punched his ticket by taking medalist honors at the US Amateur Sectional at North Ranch Country Club. His first-place performance saw him sign his scorecard with a 36-hole total of 141. Sanders finished tied for second place in the same event with a total of 144.
Both Redlands swingers come off of their fantastic 2012 campaigns during which they helped the Maroon and Gray earn a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships. Sanders capped off his sophomore season by collecting First-Team All-America honors, while Holden landed on the All-America Third Team. In addition, both garnered First-Team All-West Region and First-Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) accolades.
For more information on the upcoming US Amateur Championship, please visit www.usga.org/ChampEventSite.aspx?id=17179869326.