Federal Way, Wash. – Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash. shot a 3-under par 68 to grab the lone available spot in qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, and will advance to the championship proper which will be held September 6-11 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa.
This qualifier was held at Spokane (Wash.) Country Club.
Larson was the only player in the field to shoot under par, with a round that included five birdies against two bogeys.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducts this qualifier for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
This year marks the 34th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Entries for the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur were open to players who have reached their 25th birthday by September 5, 2014, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 3.4. The championship proper consists of 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, held on September 6-7, to determine the 64 players who will then compete in single elimination match play to determine the champion. Champions of this event earn an invitation to the Masters.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.