For a chance to qualify for the US Senior Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 72 players played for two spots at Blue Hills CC Wednesday, May 23rd.
Two spots and two alternate spots were on the line for the 18-hole qualifying round. Deane Pappas carded the low round of the day with an incredible 66 (-6) to claim the first qualifying spot. Pappas only had one bogey on the day, with 7 total birdies with one coming on the 18th green to finish his round.
Pappas beat out Matt Seitz for medalist by one stroke. Seitz had an incredibly consistent round with no bogeys and five birdies to shoot a 67 (-5). With this, Seitz punched his ticket to the US Senior Open alongside Pappas.
To determine the alternate spots, a playoff began between Jay Williamson, John Riegger, and Bryan Norton. All players carded an impressive 70 on the day and fought to secure an alternate spot to the US Senior Open. Jay Williamson secured first alternate and Bryan Norton second alternate.
For results, see here.
By Taylor Albritton, KCGA Intern