Aaron Whalen Medals at U.S. Amateur Qualifying at Palouse Ridge

Aaron Whalen of Ephrata, Wash. shot rounds of 64-68 to take medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying held today at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

Also qualifying today are Hayden Buckley of Belden, Miss. and Lawren Rowe of Victoria, B.C.

These three players will now go on to compete in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, to be held August 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Click here for final hole-by-hole scoring of this qualifier.

Whalen is a former 2A high school state champion who played two seasons at Washington State University, which had Palouse Ridge as its home course. Last week he tied for ninth at the Pacific Coast Amateur.

Buckley is a rising senior at the University of Missouri, and Rowe is a rising senior at the University of Victoria.

Overall, the USGA accepted a total of 7,149 entries for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, with entries coming from golfers in all 50 states, including 1,099 from California, as well as 48 countries.

The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 68,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.

The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.