June 22, 2015
Three Northern California juniors are headed to this year’s U.S. Junior Championship after advancing through a 36-hole qualifier held Monday at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno.
Leading the field and claiming two of the automatic spots were co-medalists Peter Kuest of Fresno and Ashkaaan Hakim of San Ramon, who each shot 6-under 136.
Kuest had rounds of 67 and 69, carding eight birdies overall with just two bogeys. Hakim posted 11 birdies and five birdies overall in carding rounds of 66 and 70.
Finishing alone in third and claiming the last spot was Santa Rosa’s Scott Mitchell, who came in at 141 following rounds of 71 and 70.
This year’s U.S. Junior Championship will tee off July 20-25 at Colleton River Plantation in South Carolina.