Headline: Bay State Natives Alex Jamieson and Charlie May Finish as Alternates; Three Out-of-State Golfers Qualify for 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2017

Spencer Soosman (above) made 10 birdies during his second round on Tuesday to earn medalist honors at U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying held at Andover Country Club.

Also qualifying were Cole Anderson (below left) and Brandon Wu.

Andover, MA — Massachusetts natives Alex Jamieson (Marshfield CC) and Charlie May (Ferncroft CC), netted first and second alternates for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship on Tuesday, while three out-of-state golfers earned entrance to the August Championship following Tuesday’s 36-hole qualifier at Andover Country Club.

This year’s USGA Championship Proper, taking place at Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club from August 14-20, will see medalist Spencer Soosman, Brandon Wu of New York and Maine’s Cole Anderson all play in the championship Proper.

Click here for complete results from the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Andover CC.

Soosman, a California native who is entering his sophomore season at the University of Texas, carded an 11-under par 133 for the 36-hole round while Wu and Anderson edged Jamieson in a playoff after the trio finished T-2 at 9-under par 135.

May, a Topsfield native who will be a redshirt senior at Elon University in the fall, defeated Mark Turner (Bass Rocks GC) in a playoff for the second alternate spot.    

Leading the field of 70 players through the 36-hole qualifier was University of Texas rising sophomore Soosman. The Westlake, California native, who spends parts of his summer on Cape Cod, shot a day-low 11-under par 133 to earn medalist honors and advance to his first-ever U.S. Amateur Championship.

His performance on Tuesday included a Round 2 score of 8-under par 64, one stroke off the course record, and a streak that included 10 birdies in the first 11 holes of the afternoon half of the qualifier. He added five birdies in his first 18 holes to enter the halfway point at 3-under par 69.

Wu, of Scarsdale, New York, shot a 9-under 135 (64-71) in the 36-hole qualifier to advance to the 117th playing of the Championship Proper. The Stanford University rising junior, who prepped at Deerfield Academy and was born in Danville, California, shot an 8-under par 64 in the first round, a performance that included five birdies and two eagles, before carding a 1-under par 71 in the second round Tuesday afternoon.

Joining Soosman and Wu in the Golden State is Camden, Maine’s Anderson, a 2019 graduate who has verbally committed to Florida State University. After finishing his first round at 3-under par 69, the defending New England Junior Invitational Amateur champion Anderson fired a 6-under par 66, courtesy of five birdies and an eagle, to force a 3-person playoff for the remaining two spots.

All three competitors will be making their first career appearances at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

For more information on the U.S. Amateur Championship, visit: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2017/u-s--amateur.html.  

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