After two rounds of stroke play at the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship, both sophomore Bobby Holden (Simi Valley, CA) and junior Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, CA) gained excellent experience while competing against the best amateur talent in the country. However, neither made the cut to qualify for match play as one of the top 64 in the field of 311 golfers but represented the University of Redlands well during the most prestigious, non-professional competition of the year.
In order to qualify for the match-play rounds, participants needed to finish the opening two rounds as one of the top-64 golfers. Holden's four-over par total had him just missing out on match play as the cut line was determined to be at two-over par at 143.
He shot a one-under par 69 on the CommonGround Golf Course in his first 18, leaving him in the hunt for qualification. The second round at the Cherry Hills Country Club proved to be a bit more challenging, as Holden shot a five-over par 76 for a two-day total of 145.
Sanders signed his scorecards with rounds of 76 and 74, totaling nine-over par 150 for the 36 holes.
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