Cle Elum, Wash. – Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. shot rounds of 69-71 to take medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying held today on the Rope Rider course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.
Also advancing from this qualifier are Charles Reiter of Palm Desert, Calif. and Jake Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash., with Koppenberg making par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Will Mansfield to claim the final available spot.
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.
After this morning’s round, Crisologo found himself in a three-way tie for second. But in the afternoon heat he was one of only two players in the 78-man field to break par, claiming the top spot with a final round that consisted of 15 pars and two birdies against a lone bogey.
Crisologo just finished his junior season at Simon Fraser University in B.C., where he had seven top-10 finishes and was named the GNAC Player of the Year and selected to the All-Conference First Team. He also made it to the sectional qualifier for this year’s U.S. Open.
Reiter began his first round with some fireworks, which started with a hole-in-one on the 155-yard par-3 11th hole, his second hole of the day while playing the back nine first. After his first six holes he was 5-under par, on his way to posting a first round of 7-under 65, easily the low round of the day.
Reiter will be a senior in the fall at Palm Desert High School, and has already verbally committed to play for USC after graduation.
During his collegiate career at Western Washington University, Koppenberg had set scoring records in 2008 and 2009 for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. In 2015, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur. He continues to volunteer as a golf coach at WWU.
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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.