WWU men's golf duo qualifies for inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Crhis Hatch
WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM
Crhis Hatch
WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM
Aug. 29, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Two members of the Western Washington University men's golf team, Mark Strickland (Sr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) and Chris Hatch (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak), have qualified for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships to be held May 2-6, 2015, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

The twosome qualified by shooting 8-under par 64 on Thursday at the Olympic Course at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton. That was three strokes better than the other qualifier from that competition which included former WWU golfer Casey Granston.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducts the qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships.

The format calls for two-player teams, with each competitor playing their own ball throughout the round. Each team's score is determined by using their better-ball score for each hole.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball was open to players with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4 and there is no age restriction.