Gustavus Adolphus College senior golfer and economics major Tyler McMorrow ’14 will compete in the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, August 12-18. McMorrow earned a spot in the prestigious event with a strong showing at a sectional qualifier event in St. Cloud in late July.
The Mankato Free Press recently caught up with McMorrow to talk to him about the events of the last month. The following is an excerpt from the story:
It all happened so fast. Tyler McMorrow birdied the final three holes to win a qualifying tournament last month to advance to the U.S. Amateur Championship, the most prestigious tournament in the country for those who don’t regulary cash checks playing the game.
He finished his round and looked at the scoreboard. He saw his 36-hole score of 139 was tied for low, but there were other groups that had yet to finish.
“The next thing you know, someone was saying that I’m in,” said McMorrow, who will be a senior at Gustavus Adolphus. “I didn’t know what to think; I was at a loss for words. It was amazing. I had never qualified for anything like that.”
Next week, McMorrow will compete in the 113th U.S. Amateur, which will be played at The Country Club at Brookline, Mass., the oldest country club in the U.S. The Country Club has hosted several major events, including the 1999 Ryder Cup and 1998 U.S. Open.
The entire story is available on the Mankato Free Press website.
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