Gig Harbor, Wash. – Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Wash. and Brendon Shibley of Puyallup, Wash. both shot even-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors over the 68-player field who competed today in U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Claiming the other available spot in this qualifier is Luke Easterly of Sammamish, Wash., who shot 1-over 73 and survived a playoff for the final spot.
Campbell had two bogeys and two birdies on his round. Shibley bogeyed his first three holes before coming back with birdies on holes eight, nine and 14.
Campbell graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley (in B.C.), where he played for the men’s golf team. He was twice named the school’s Male Athlete of the Year (2018, 2020), and still holds the team record for most individual wins with nine.
Shibley is a registered nurse with the MultiCare Health System, and previously was an EMT with the South Bend, Ind. Fire Department. He played golf for Holy Cross College in Indiana, and worked briefly as an assistant golf professional in Scottsdale, Ariz. before regaining his amateur status.
Easterly played golf at the University of Portland. He and his brother Jake finished third in the 2014 Washington Men’s Four-Ball.
Campbell, Shibley and Easterly will now advance to the 40th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be held September 25-30, 2021 at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Siasconset, Mass., with Miacomet Golf Course in Nantucket, Mass. serving as the championship’s stroke-play co-host.
Andrew Von Lossow of Spokane, Wash. is first alternate from this qualifier, while Britten Barker of Gig Harbor is second alternate.
Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
To be eligible, golfers must be an amateur who is 25 years of age on or before September 25, 2021, with a Handicap Index of 3.4 or less.