For the second year in a row, Joe Bultman shot the low round of the day to qualify for the US Junior Amateur Championship at Milburn CC.
With 21 total players in the field, there was one spot to give for the US Junior Amateur at Baltusrol GC. Joe Bultman got out to a quick lead, stretching to four-under at one point in his round. A couple mistakes brought him back to one-under through 14 holes and tied with Cole Elling.
Bultman battled by birdying the Par-3, 15th to go one up over the field. Bultman would par out to stay at two-under and win low medalist with a round of 70 (-2).
Cole Elling had a great round with four birdies on the day, two coming on the Par-3’s. He will be the first alternate for the US Junior Amateur Championship. Third place finisher Liam Coughlin, 73 (+1), will be the second alternate.
Bultman qualified last year for the US Junior Amateur out of Illinois after a schedule conflict kept him from playing in the Kansas City qualifier. He says his goal this year for the US Junior Championship is to make it match play and of course play well.
We wish Joe the best of luck out in New Jersey July 16-21 in the championship his second time around. Bultman has had a great year so far after coming in second at our KC Junior Championship and just finishing a good showing in the Watson Challenge.
For results of today’s qualifier see here.
For an interview with Bultman, see our KCGA Facebook page.
By Taylor Albritton, KCGA Intern