July 19, 2021
Christian Banke shot another record in punching his ticket to the U.S. Amateur. On Monday, Banke, a grad student who plays at University of Arizona, carded a course record 10-under 62 at a 36-hole U.S. Amateur qualifier at El Macero CC. Banke’s card had an eagle and eight birdies. The previous course record was 63.
At the California Amateur in June, Banke opened stroke play qualifying with a record 64 at The Preserve. In the second round he carded a 63.
Also advancing thru the El Macero qualifier was former NCGA Amateur champion Thomas Hutchison, who finished at 13-under 131 following rounds of 68-63.
This year’s U.S. Amateur will tee off Aug. 9-15 at Oakmont CC in Pennsylvania.