38 qualify for 2003 Western Amateur

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, July 30, 2003

By Staff
Thirty-eight golfers qualified for the 2003 Western Amateur on Monday during pre-qualifying competition at Lake Michigan Hills G.C. in Benton Harbor and Hampshire C.C. in Dowagiac.
The qualifiers were among approximately 260 golfers attempting to make the field in the championship, which opens Wednesday at Point O'Woods G. &C.C. 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, August 3.
Monday's qualifiers and their scores were:
Lake Michigan Hills G.C. Qualifiers
21 Qualified
Stephen Polanski, Livonia, Mich.
Jeff Bell, Plano, Texas
Craig Eckerle, Indianapolis, Ind.
Kevin Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jesse Mueller, Mesa, Ariz.
Dan Potter, Seattle, Wash.
Oscar Alvarez, Provo, Utah
Greg Machtaler, British Columbia, Canada
Christian Vozza, Traverse City, Mich.
John Moheyer, Lima, Ohio
Jeb Grueneberger, Viola, Wis.
Michael Gutknecht, Plainwell, Mich.
Heath Peters, Auburn, Ind.
Scott Henderson, Dove Canyon, Calif.
Ted Smith, Westlake, Ohio
Cole Isban, South Bend, Ind.*
Andrew Pope, Glen Ellyn, Ill.*
Marcus Myers, Pontiac, Mich.*
Ricardo Carrillo, Mexico City, Mexico*
Jeronimo Esteve, Coral Gables, Fla.*
Christopher MacDonald, Stockton, Calif.*
*Won in playoff at 73
Lost on second hole of playoff at 73
Luke Stephan, Atlanta, Ga.
Hampshire C.C. Qualifiers
17 Qualified
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, Mich.
Jonathan Pauli, St. Johns, Mich.
Brad Marek, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Steve Lohmeyer, Dayton, Ohio
Thomas Shelton, Saline, Mich.
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, Mich.
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, Mich.