NCGA Amateurs at the U.S. Open
June 13, 2013
Cory McElyea, a Santa Cruz native, qualified for the U.S. Open through local and sectional qualifying. He first survived a playoff in local qualifying at Half Moon Bay GL, with five players competing for three spots in the sudden-death playoff. Three weeks later, McElyea found himself again in sudden-death playoff during U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Big Canyon CC, with three players were competing for two spots.
The 21-year-old just completed his junior year at the University of San Francisco where he is a member of its golf team, earning first team all-WCC honors. In NCGA events, McElyea has made it to the round of 16 in the NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship in 2011 and 2012. He also made it to the quarterfinal round of the 2011 California State Amateur Championship. Tee times: Thursday 8:57 a.m. ET; Friday 2:57 p.m. ET
Michael Weaver, a Fresno native, qualified for the U.S. Open based off his performance last year at the U.S. Amateur Championship. Weaver made it to the final match in the championship where he lost to Steven Fox in 37 holes. Weaver earlier this year played in the Masters Tournament missing the cut. The 22-year-old is currently ranked 13th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Weaver just finished his junior year at the University of California, which won an NCAA record of 11 tournaments this year including the PAC-12 Championships. In NCGA events, the Fresno native most recently came close to winning the 2011 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship losing to John Catlin in the final match. He does have an NCGA major to his name winning the 2009 NCGA Junior Championship at Spyglass Hill. Tee times: Thursday 1:29 p.m. ET; Friday 7:29 a.m. ET