Martin Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship
Aug. 7, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's golf rising sophomore Alex Martin qualified for the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday, Aug. 6. Martin finished with a 36-hole 134 qualifying score at the Dayton Country Club in Dayton, Ohio.
"Alex is the first IU golfer to qualify for the U.S. Amateur since Jeff Overton advanced to the semifinals back in 2004," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "This is quite an accomplishment and honor for Alex. We are extremely proud of him and are confident he'll represent Indiana well."
Martin played 36 holes on Monday, posting a 66 on his morning 18 followed by a 68 in the afternoon. During his second 18 holes, Martin hit all 18 greens in regulation.
The 107th U.S. Amateur Championship conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) will be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco Monday-Sunday, Aug. 20-26. This is the third U.S. Amateur hosted by the Olympic Club with previous events being held in 1958 and 1981. The first two days will consist of stroke play before the 312-player field is pared down to 64 for match play.
This will be Martin's second USGA event. Coincidentally, Martin played at Olympic Club when he advanced to the round of 32 at the 2004 USGA Junior Amateur Championship.
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