The U.S Amateur Golf Championship starts next month and two more Georgia Tech golfers have earned spots in the field. Bo Andrews who just recently graduated from Tech and incoming freshman Jacob Joiner staked their claim to a couple of available spots by performing well in qualifiers that were held on Monday and Tuesday.
With Andrews and Joiner making the field the total of Yellow Jackets participating in the U.S Amateur Championship has risen to four. Andrews and Joiner will join No.1 world ranked amateur Ollie Schniderjans and 2014 Georgia Tech graduate Seth Reeves who is ranked 26th in the world.
Bo Andrews made the field by finishing third in a qualifier that took place at Great Water at Reynolds Plantation in Eatonton, Georgia. Andrews shot a 6-under-par 138 to earn one of the five available spots for that qualifier. This is the second year that Andrews has played his way into the amateur championship field. Andrews in 46 events has 11 top-10 finishes and one tournament victory. He is also decorated, having earned All-Region honors three times while playing at Georgia Tech from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Jacob Joiner, who will officially enroll and become a Georgia Tech student this fall, made his way into the field by grabbing one of the three qualifying spots at the Ritz-Carlton golf club in Orlando, Florida by shooting scores of 68 and 71 for a 139. Joiner is in the consensus top 50 among junior players.
The U.S. Amateur Championship will take place August 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.
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