July 21, 2015
Three players, including red-hot Robby Salomon, punched their tickets to this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship after advancing through a 36-hole qualifier held Monday at par-72 Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside.
Leading the way was Cody Blick of Danville, who shot a medalist-earning 8-under 136 after coming in with rounds of 67-69. Over his 36 holes, Blick, a senior at San Jose State, penciled in an eagle and nine birdies to go with three bogeys.
Also advancing were Robert Salomon of Marina and Christopher Petefish of Danville.
Salomon, a senior at CSU-Monterey Bay, remained red-hot, moving on with a score of 138 after rounds of 70–68. This past weekend, Salomon won the inaugural Bayonet/Black Horse Amateur Championship at the 36-hole venue. The weekend prior, Salomon won the NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course.
The third and final automatic spot came down to a playoff between three players who all came in at 139–Petefish, Sebastian Crampton of Pebble Beach and Justin Suh of San Jose. Petefish (71-68) won the playoff to earn the final spot.
Crampton (71-68) earned the first alternate spot, while Suh (72-67) took the second alternate position.
This year’s U.S. Amateur Championship will tee off August 17-23 at Olympia Fields CC in Illinois.