September 14, 2015
2012 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship winner Jake Yount is headed to this year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Yount was one of four players advancing through a U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier held Monday at par-72 Castlewood CC in Pleasanton after posting a medalist-earning 68. Included in Yount’s round was an ace on the par-3 123-yard 14th hole. He also had a bogey and three birdies.
Earlier this year, Yount, who hails from Danville, competed in the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Tim Mickelson.
Finishing second with a 69 was Aleksei Koika of Burlingame.
The final two automatic spots came down to a playoff between five players who came in with matching scores of 72. Jason Anthony, the runner-up in last year’s NCGA Player of the Year race, and veteran Jeff Wilson of Fairfield claimed the final two spots after winning the playoff. Wilson competed in this year’s U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso CC.
The first alternate spot went to Roseville’s Matt Anderson. The second alternate spot went to San Diego’s Jason Meijers.
This year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will tee off Oct. 3-8 at John’s Island Club in Florida.