U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying
San Juan Oaks GC
June 21, 2012
HOLLISTER – Bryson DeChambeau came back middling morning round to shoot the low afternoon score and take medalist honors at the U.S. Public Links Qualifying at San Juan Oaks GC. After an opening 18-hole score of 1-over par 73, the Clovis resident found himself tied for seventh place and three shots off the lead. However, in the afternoon, DeChambeau limited his mistakes making only one bogey and five birdies to shoot a 4-under par 68 and finish with a 36-hole total of 3-under par, 141.
Also qualifying for the U.S. Public Links Championship were Arbuckle’s Ben Geyer and Adam Loran of San Jose. Both players had identical morning and afternoon scores, each posting an even-par 72 in the morning and a 2-under par 70 in the afternoon. Geyer’s morning round consisted of three birdies and one bogey and one double-bogey, while his afternoon round included three birdies and one bogey. Loran had a trio of birdies and bogeys in the morning for his 72, but in the afternoon while he still ended up with another three bogeys on his card, he also recorded five birdies for a 70.
Falling just short of qualifying was Atascadero’s Levi Garcia, who finished at 1-under 143. Garcia’s morning round all but killed his chances as he posted a 4-over 76, despite his brilliant afternoon round of 5-under par 67. One shot back of him and alone in fifth at even-par 144 was Ronnald Monaco of Rancho Cucamonga. Eighteen-hole leaders Daniel Butcher of Fresno and Justin Suh of San Jose followed their respective individual morning rounds of 2-under par 70 with an identical score of 75 to finish in a four-way tie for fifth at 145, with San Francisco’s Matt Cohn and Kevin Wentworth of Arnold.
DeChambeau, Geyer and Loran qualify for the U.S. Public Links Championship, July 9-14, at Soldier Hollow GC in Midway, Utah.