Patrick Sato of Bellevue, Wash. and Kyle Cornett of Mill Creek, Wash. teamed for an 8-under 64 to earn medalist honors at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
Also advancing from this qualifier is the team of Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho and Zach Anderson of Nanaimo B.C., who survived a four-team playoff to claim the final spot available from this qualifier.
These two teams will now go on to compete in the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held May 19-23, 2018, at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla.
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 Four-Ball Championship.
Click here for final hole-by-hole scoring of this qualifier.
After nine holes, Sato and Cornett stood at 1-under par, well out of contention, but their round got kick-started when Sato made an eagle 3 on the par-5 10th. They teamed for a 7-under on the back nine, finishing at 8-under.
Sato and Cornett both just graduated from Seattle University, where they were teammates the past four years on the men’s golf team. The two were instrumental in leading Seattle U to a 2017 Western Athletic Conference championship and the program’s first NCAA berth since 1965. Cornett won the 2017 Seattle Amateur.
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Bayley and Anderson are both entering their senior seasons at Washington State University as members of the men’s golf team. Last month Bayley finished second in the WSGA Men’s Amateur and finished runner-up at the PNGA Men’s Amateur in July.
— WSGA Championships (@WSGAChampions) September 7, 2017
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
The Home Course is cooperatively owned and operated by the WSGA and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.
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.