PHOENIX – Washington State men’s golf student-athlete Michael Anderson continued his impressive summer by qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Championship earlier this week at Moon Valley Country Club.
The tournament will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., Aug. 11-17. Qualifying rounds of stroke play will take place Aug. 11-12 (36 holes total) on the Highland Course, which will play at par-71, 7,490 yards.
Match play will be held Aug. 13-17 on the par-72, 7,381 yard Riverside Course. Golf Channel will televise the event, Aug. 13-15 with NBC carrying the semifinal matches, Aug. 16 and the final match, Aug. 17.
Anderson qualified with a 4-under, 140 in the 36-hole tournament at Moon Valley. After shooting a 1-over 73 in the opening round, he fired a 5-under 67, including birdies on six of the first 13 holes, to finish in a four-way tie for third. He earned the final qualifying spot by virtue of having the best second round score among those tied.
This year’s edition of the U.S. Amateur Championship will be the 114th all-time. It is the oldest golf championship held in the United States.
Prior to the event, Anderson will take part in the Pacific Coast Amateur, July 22-25 at Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.
The Pacific Coast Amateur field consists of 87 golfers representing six countries. The current tournament’s history dates back to 1967, but its roots date back to 1901 making it one of the oldest amateur golf events in American history.