Shaffer’s Mill GC
July 22, 2013
TRUCKEE – Bryson DeChambeau continued his spectacular summer of golf by taking medalist honors with ease at U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifying on Monday. The Clovis native fired rounds of 67 and 65 at Shaffer’s Mill GC to finish with a 132, 10-under-par total, beating his nearest competition by six strokes.
DeChambeau had a share of the morning lead after a four-under-par 67, which consisted four birdies on Nos. 9, 11, 17 and 18 and no bogeys. In the afternoon the 19-year-old remained flawless and then some, not making a single bogey while converting six birdies (starting off No. 10) on Nos. 10, 11, 16, 18, 8 and 9.
Earning the two other spots with scores of 138, four-under-par were John Sawin of San Francisco and William Flitcroft of Chico. Sawin and Flitcroft each had battle it out in a sudden-death playoff with Cody Robinson of Discovery Bay, who also came in with a 138, four-under-par, which was decided after the first playoff hole.
Sawin posted his 138 after rounds of 70 and 68, while Flitcroft had back-to-back rounds of 69. Sawin had three birdies and two bogeys in the morning, and doubled his birdie total in the afternoon with six birdies to go along with three bogeys. Flitcroft scored rounds of 69 in two different ways, first by making three birdies and one bogey in the morning, and then compiling five birdies and three bogeys in the afternoon.
Robinson, who lost in the playoff, had a share of the first round lead with DeChambeau, posting a four-under-par 67 before an even-par round of 71 in the afternoon. Robinson is slotted as the first alternate, while Christopher Petefish of Danville finished alone in fifth at 139, three-under-par to earn second alternate.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is scheduled to take place August 12-18 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.