SIUE's Slattery makes the cut for U.S. Amateur Championship
Kyle Slattery had to knock a few strokes off his game to make it to the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship in mid-August.
The Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville men’s golfer finished in the top 10 at two seasonal tournaments, but his best round was a 70 during a tournament at Loyola University -- a good round by most measures but probably not enough to make the Amateur tourney.
So, at the U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament in Wisconsin, Slattery got his game groove on and put up a 67 in the first round and a 69 on the second day to claim second place.
More than 300 amateur golfers from around the country will take part in the U.S. Amateur Championship in Palisades, California. The golfers will play two rounds of stroke play, then the top 64 golfers from the first two rounds will move on to a match play tournament to decide the champion.
The match play rounds will be held at Bel Air Country Club in Los Angeles. Over the years, a number of golfers who have won the U.S. Amateur Championship have gone on to successful pro careers, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Arnold Palmer.