Aug. 4, 2010
PULLMAN - Washington State University men's golfer Nick Ellis took medalist honors at the Washington State Golf Association Sectional Qualifier at Palouse Ridge Golf Club Tuesday, claiming one of three invitations to the United States Amateur Championship.
Ellis, a rising senior from East Wenatchee, Wash., fired rounds of 68 (-4) and 67 (-5) en route to a 9-under par 135 to win the qualifier by one stroke. He recorded 11 birdies and two bogeys during his two rounds at WSU's home course.
"Nick put together fantastic back-to-back rounds on a tough, hilly 36-hole day at Palouse Ridge," WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said.
The Cougars were also represented by rising sophomore Hank Frame (Spokane, Wash.), who finished tied for 14th with a 146 (+2), and rising junior Paul Mitzel (Mercer Island, Wash.), who finished tied for 28th with a 151 (+7).
The 110th U.S. Amateur Championship will be held Aug. 23-29 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association (USGA).