Qualifying for the US Four-ball Championships got off to an early start this week at Kansas City CC and Mission Hills CC.
On October 22nd, KCCC hosted the US Four-Ball qualifying round with over 40 teams. Teams competed in an 18-hole qualifying round for two qualifying spots and two alternates. Expectations for teams were high in order to have a shot at a spot in the USGA Championship.
An incredible 20 total teams came in under par. The low round of the day and top qualifying spot would go to Tyler Cummins and William Gantz with a great round of 65, five under. The pair carded eight birdies on their round to clinch a spot in the 2019 Championship. Four teams tied for second place with rounds of four-under, 66’s. A playoff for the last qualifying spot and the two alternate spots took place between the four teams.
Danny Amundson and Michael Martin would birdie the Par-2, second in order to claim the last qualifying spot. Through the rest of the playoff, Sidney McKnight/Alan Stearns and Nathan Lee/Peter Noble would claim the alternate spots.
The following day at Mission Hills CC would be the women’s turn. 8 total sides would compete for one qualifying spot and two alternate spots. In a strong field, four out of the eight teams shot under par rounds. Lacey Shelton and Megan Propeck, names well known to the KCGA, would shoot the low round of the day to claim the only qualifying spot with an incredible five-under, 65. The team carded six birdies and only one bogey on their round to earn the spot in next year’s event.
Brooke Biermann and Claire Solovic shot a three-under, 67 to claim the first alternate spot. For the last alternate spot, Kayla Eckelkamp and Kelly Osborne would defeat Erin Carney and Martha Linscott in a one-hole playoff.
Good luck to all of the teams that qualified in the 2019 Four-ball and Women’s Four-ball Championship!
For men’s qualifying results, see here.
For women’s qualifying results, see here.