14-year-old Kid Qualifies for U.S. Amateur
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/25/13
As reported by GolfWeek, 14-year-old Andrew Walker of Battle Creek, Michigan qualified on Monday to play in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship, to be held August 12-18 at The Country Club outside Boston.
Walker, who is 14 years, eight months, 29 days old, shot 71-69 at Forest Akers on the Michigan State University campus. That got him into a three-for-two playoff. On the fourth extra hole, the kid was the only one of the three to hit the green on a 200-yard par-3. He made par and got himself in.
According to the USGA, these are the six youngest players ever to make it into the Amateur:
Even if Andrew Walker doesn't make it to the match play-portion of the Amateur, we offer a proverbial tip of the hat to him for getting in on his own merits!
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Awesome, wish him the best and that people let him grow into the game at his own pace not that he has some notoriety.
The next Phil Mickelson ?
That has to be a bit intimidating to be a college golfer or top amateur in a play-off with a 14 year old. No one will be impressed if you beat the kid and losing would be embarrassing.
This was played at the West course, which is where MSU hosts BigTen events. my best score from the whites is a 93. 71-69 there as a 14 year old is impressive, this is no wide open muni.
The next Tiger Woods!!
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