U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying
Yolo Fliers Club
June 18, 2012
WOODLAND – Four red numbers earned the four spots available for the U.S. Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship on Monday. In the end, after a long day of 36 holes at Yolo Fliers Club Jonathan Shaw, Andrej Bevins, Correy Eddings and Hunter Rappleye punched their tickets to New Hampshire for next month’s championship, July 16-21. Shaw took medalist honors with his outstanding play of 5-under 139. After a morning round of 70 and finding himself one shot off the lead, the Mill Valley resident bettered his score in the afternoon with a 3-under 69, which included four birdies and one bogey. Bevins, who held a share of the 18-hole lead after a 3-under 69 was still able to post an under-par score in the afternoon with 1-under 71. The Elk Grove resident’s 140 total was good enough for solo second place. Eddings of Roseville had a similar pair of rounds as Bevins as he posted a 2-under 70 in the morning and 1-under 71 in the afternoon to finish alone in third at 141. Sneaking in for the last spot was Rappleye with a 36-hole total of 143. After a morning round of 1-over par 73, putting himself in a tie for ninth, the Elk Grove resident posted one of the better afternoon scores with a 2-under par 70.
Just missing out on qualifying for the championship were Chico’s Tyler Collier, Sacramento’s Alejandro Arroyo and Bryce Johnson of Roseville, who finished at even-par 144. After three playoff holes Collier earned first alternate and Johnson second alternate.