Since the COVID-19 pandemic materialized, this qualifier had to be postponed. The qualifier took place this past Monday and Tuesday, April 5-6, and was well worth the wait!
The ladies teed off first to jump start the event, where four teams were competing for one spot to advance, and two alternate positions. These ladies battled it out over the course of 18 holes, and Reva Morris raised the bar when she aced a hole in one from 162 yards out on hole three. Myah McDonald and Chloe Lauer came out with the qualifying spot to advance and play at Maridoe Golf Club. The two alternate positions went to the first team of Serena Chon and Caroline Jansson, and the second alternate team of Lauren Lehigh and Reva Morris.
The Men’s Qualifying one day tournament turned into a two day event, which led to some intense competition at The Canyon Club at Four Hills. Johnathan Chen and Davis Chung also had an ace during this event, Chen and Chung shot from 166 yards out on hole six. As the scorecards were filing through nearing the end of the tournament when the whispers of a potential playoff started, 54 teams were competing for the three qualifying spots and the two alternate spots.
Two teams tied for first place, Brandon Bradosky and Raymond Wooten alongside Aiden Krafft and Ross Stewart, scoring a gross 63. Four teams took the course for playoffs teeing off at hole in hopes to land the last qualifying spot of one of the two alternate positions.
With dusk approaching as the teams teed off on their third hole, the end of the playoff was not in sight. It was decided that the playoff round had to be pushed over to the next day, players marked their balls and came back first thing in the morning to finish the playoff. Davis Chung and Richard Yai scored the third qualifying spot after draining a 30ft putt on the third playoff hole. The team of Ryan Terry and Blanton Farmer secured an alternate spot along with the father and son duo, Luke and Gregory Condon. The top three gentlemen will be advancing to Chambers Bay Washington.
Overall, the weather, the game, and the tournament as a whole was enjoyable! We wish all teams best of luck in their respected events.