July 12, 2021
Michael Cliff of Fresno and Matthew Sutherland of Carmichael are on their way to this year’s U.S. Amateur after advancing through a 36-hole qualifier held Monday at Sunnyside CC in Fresno.
Cliff, who plays at Fresno State, and Sutherland, who also plays at Fresno State, both came in with matching scores of 7-under 137. They’d defeat Evan Peterson in a playoff to claim the two automatic qualifying spots. Sutherland’s uncle is PGA Tour Champions star Kevin Sutherland.
Peterson is first alternate. Second alternate went to Kevin Huff at 138.