Mason Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship
Posted: July 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Michael Kirby, a rising senior at George Mason who is majoring in business and information technology, shot 6-under-par 138 at the Williamsburg, Va., Golden Horseshoe’s Green Course to qualify for the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship. His score tied with Chris Bagley, a rising sophomore at the University of Richmond. The championship will be played Aug. 22-28 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Kirby, who led the Patriots in scoring average last year, and Bagley delivered rounds of 68-70. Also qualifying was Trey Treadwell of Haymarket, Va., who shot three under (73-68—141) and won a playoff against Rob Manor of Greenville, N.C., (69-72—141) for the final spot.
The Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.