Thirty-eight qualify for Western Am
BENTON HARBOR -- Thirty-eight golfers qualified for the 2003 Western Amateur on Monday during pre-qualifying competition at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club in Benton Harbor and Hampshire Country Club in Dowagiac.
The qualifiers were among approximately 260 golfers attempting to make the field in the championship, which opens Wednesday at Point O'Woods Golf &Country Club in Benton Harbor.
A field of 156 of the nation's top amateur golfers will compete for the 101st Western Amateur championship, with 18 holes to be played each day on Wednesday and Thursday followed by a cut to the low 50 scores and ties. The players making the cut will play 36 holes on Friday, with the low 16 qualifying for match play on Saturday. The championship match will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Monday's qualifiers at Hampshire and their scores were:
Hampshire C.C. Qualifiers
Justin Bertsch, Sandusky, Ohio
Kyle Litter, Chillicothe, Ohio
Bradley Shaw, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Peter Flory, Chicago, Ill.
Scott Gustafson, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Rob Grube, Hinsdale, Ill.
Chris Miller, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Mike Calkin, St. Charles, Ill.
Brandon Lawson, Elburn, Ill.
Daniel Koernke, Grand Rapids
Jonathan Pauli, St. Johns
Brad Marek, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Steve Lohmeyer, Dayton, Ohio
Thomas Shelton, Saline
Christopher Mayson, West Lafayette, Ind.
Erik Olson, Newscastle, Wash.
Tyler Hall, Wayne, N.J.**
**Earned final spot on third hole of 11-man playoff at Hampshire.
Lost in playoff at 71
Peter Karmis, West Lafayette, Ind.
Mark McIntosh, Gaylord
Ryan Cassidy, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Jason Murray, Jacksonville, Ill.
Kane Webber, Englewood, Colo.
Kyle Gentry, Carmel, Calif.
Mark Sider, Highland Park, Ill.
Justin Emil, Gulfport, Miss.
Kevin Chen, Alamo, Calif.
Andrew Ruthkoski, Muskegon