July 9, 2018
Fresno locals Peter Kuest and Danny Paniccia punched their tickets to this year’s U.S..Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Kuest and Paniccia each shot 8-under 136—and won in a playoff–to earn co-medalist honors at Monday’s 36-hole Sectional qualifier at Sunnyside Country Club. Also shooting 136 were Alexander Lee, who got the first alternate spot, and Michael Cliff, who got the second alternate spot.
Kuest, a junior at BYU, had rounds of 66-70. Paniccia, who has won NCGA titles including the NCGA Four-Ball Championship with partner Mike Stieler, shot identical rounds of 68.
This year’s U.S. Amateur will tee off August 13-19.