Friday, September 20, 2013
Old Chatham Golf Club Hosts U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying
The course’s conditions led to players’ scores averaging higher than expected. Paul Tucker of Waxhaw, N.C., and Joe Jaspers of Huntersville, N.C., both shot four under par (68) to claim medalist honors. Jordan Byrd and Scott Patnode shot 69 each, earning the third and fourth positions.
“We had a very exciting U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier at Old Chatham,” said Allen Wilson, Old Chatham Golf Club President. “The lengthy course, fast and firm fairways, and green speeds at 13.2 on the Stimpmeter provided quite challenging putting conditions. Needless to say, we are really proud to have had some of the top names in amateur golf attend and wish the finalists the best of luck in the Championship.”
The cut line fell at two under par at 70, with Sherrill Britt earning fifth spot with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Jonathan Jackson holed his birdie putt to win the last spot in the playoff. He is among the six qualifiers who will advance to the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Oct. 5-10 at the Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala.
“As the overall scores indicate, our course can be a challenge for golfers of any skill level,” said John Marino, Old Chatham director of operations. “We had a great tournament and the players put on an outstanding performance. We are already looking forward to next year’s N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship.”
For more information, visit www.oldchathamgolf.org.