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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