July 23, 2018
Former Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year Joshua McCarthy is headed to Pebble Beach Golf Links for the upcoming U.S. Amateur Championship.
McCarthy, a past participant in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, shot a medalist earning score of 15-under 129 in Monday’s 36-hole Sectional qualifier at Castlewood CC in Pleasanton. In the first round, McCarthy, who plays at Pepperdine, posted a blazing 10-under 62 featuring an eagle, nine birdies and a bogey.
The two other qualifying spots went to Jeff Wood (132) and Zach Smith (136).
The first alternate is Ryan Knop (136). The second alternate went to Christian Banke (137).