The side of Ethan Evans of Mercer Island, Wash. and Max Herendeen of Bellevue, Wash. shot 9-under par 63 to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Qualifying was held today at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.
Evans and Herendeen are the only side to advance from this qualifier, and they will now go on to compete in the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, which will be held May 22-26 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. will serve as the companion course for the championship.
Herendeen holed out for eagle from the fairway on the par-4 17th and then birdied the par-5 18th, which propelled he and Evans to the top of the leaderboard.
Herendeen, 15, is a sophomore at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle. He is a two-time Washington State Junior champion, and last year was named Player of the Year for the Metro Conference while just a freshman.
Evans, 16, is a junior at Mercer Island High School. He won the 2019 WIAA 3A High School Individual Championship, and last month won the Washington State Junior title.
Securing alternate spots in a playoff are the sides of Ethan Casto of Snohomish, Wash. and Cody Oakes of Arlington, Wash. as first alternate; and Nate Hair and Darren Slackman, both of Spokane as second alternate.
Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 71,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds. WA Golf 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.