Jake Koppenberg Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

July 11, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Former Western Washington University men's golfer Jake Koppenberg has qualified for his third U.S. Amateur.

Koppenberg, who also played in the U.S. Amateur in 2008 (Pinehurst No. 2) and 2015 (Olympia Fields Country Club), is a volunteer assistant for the men's golf team, where he has helped the Vikings to back-to-back GNAC Championships in 2016 and 2017.

The native of Everett and current resident of Bellingham earned the third and final qualifying spot for the U.S. Amateur after making par on a one-hole sudden death playoff with William Mansfield. Koppenberg and Mansfield tied with a two-round score of 1-under-par 143 on the Rope Rider course at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. Koppenberg will join Simon Fraser golfer Chris Crisologo as representatives from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at the 2017 U.S. Amateur.

The 2017 U.S. Amateur will be played August 14-20 Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. You can follow all the news and action from the U.S. Amateur online at USGA.org.

Koppenberg was the 2008 and 2009 GNAC Player of the Year and a two-time All-American after transferring from the University of Idaho. In 23 tournaments with WWU, Koppenberg recorded four wins and holds the school record with a 71.40 career scoring average.

Koppenberg caught up with the Bellingham Herald for a video interview at his home course, Bellingham Golf and Country Club prior to playing in the 2015 U.S. Amateur:

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