Qualifies for 2012 U.S. Amateur Publinx
HOUSTON, TX --
Schreiner rising sophomore Cheyne Kendall shot 72-69 at
Memorial Park GC in Houston in a 36-hole qualifier to
finish second in the field and qualify for next month's
2012 United States Amateur Public Links Championship
which will be played at Soldier Hollow GC in Midway, UT.
Kendall played his opening nine holes in +1 (37) and
double-bogeyed his 10th hole of the first round and
looked to be
in trouble for advancing. He rallied with three
birdies on the back nine to post an even par score for
morning round. After the first round, Kendall was
in a three-way tie for third place. Only the top
two finishers advance to the finals.
In the afternoon round, Kendall birdied his fifth and
seventh holes and turned in 34 (-2). He parlayed
two more birdies with his lone bogey of the round into a
35 on the back nine and two round total of 141 to claim
that second spot by one shot over two other competitors.
The U.S. Publinx is one of the most prestigious amateur
tournaments for non-professional players. The
winner of the event gets an invitation to the 2013
Masters at Augusta National in Augusta, GA. Past
winners include PGA Tour pros Tim Clark, Trevor Immelman,
Billy Mayfair, Hunter Haas, D.J. Trahan, Chez Reavie,
Brandt Snedecker, Ryan Moore and Colt Knost.
Nearly 3,000 entries are received for the tournament.
Only 144 players advance to Utah to play in the finals
and Kendall will be one of those talented few to make
Also in the field at Memorial Park was incoming
Schreiner freshman Josh Verde. Verde shot 73 in
the opening round and in sixth place - just two shots
out of second - but shot 78 in the final round.
Kendall continues a strong run of success so far this
summer and builds on a solid freshmen year with
Schreiner Golf. Already this summer, he qualified
for the Texas Amateur Championship by shooting 73 in a
one-day qualifier at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.
At the Texas Amateur Championship, Kendall shot 74-74
but missed the 36-hole cut by two shots, finishing 75th
in a field of 144 of the best amateurs in the state.
Last fall, Kendall became the first Schreiner Golfer to
win his very first collegiate tournament when he bested
the field at the Al Jones Memorial by shooting 70-71 at
The Cascades in Tyler, TX.