2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier


Four Qualifying for U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Qualifiers Score
Colin Bowles, Albany, Ga. 69
Robert Ghirardini, Atlanta, Ga. 69
Ben Carr, Columbus, Ga. 70*
Davis Thompson, Auburn, Ala. 70*
Alternates Score
Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. 70*
Beck Burnette, Blairsville, Ga. 71*
*determined in playoff




Reigning Georgia Amateur champion Colin Bowles of Albany and Robert Ghirardini of Atlanta share medalist honors and qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at 2-under-par 69.

Three others finished at 1-under-par 70, including Nicolas Cassidy of Johns Creek, Ben Carr of Columbus and Davis Thompson of Auburn, Ala. A playoff was then needed to determine the final two qualifying spots and first alternate position. After one playoff hole (#1), Carr and Thompson secured the two qualifying spots, while Cassidy finished as first alternate.

A second playoff was needed between the players at even-par 71 to decide the second alternate spot: Beck Burnette of Blairsville, Wilson Andress of Macon and Connor Creasy of Abingdon, Va. On the first playoff hole (#10), Burnette made par to finish as second alternate.

The 70th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be held at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kansas, July 17-22. The U.S. Senior Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.