Second round results from U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, NC on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (7000 yards, par 36-36—72).
Five North Carolinians earned spots in the US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach.
Will Gordon from Davidson, NC took home medalist honors and the first qualifying spot after shooting 63-38—131 for a 13-under par score.
Charlotte, NC native Jake McGlone earned the second qualifying spot with round of 65-70—135, nine-under par score. In a four-person playoff at seven-under par 137, Brandon Einstein from Clemmons, NC secured the third qualifying spot with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
The final two qualifying spots went to Nick Lyerlyfrom Salisbury, NC and Jackson Van Paris from Pinehurst, NC on the second playoff hole.
Jackson is enrolled at the O’Neal School.
The five qualifiers will advance to the US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links from August 13-18, 2018.
This qualifier was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.
Feature photo – Jackson Van Paris photo courtesy of the Carolinas Golf Association taken in 2016.