Three local golfers in US Amateur qualifying

Published 9:43 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

Staff report

MONROE — Three local golfers participated in a qualifier for the United States Amateur here Monday at Monroe Country Club.

Logan Shuping, Michael Childress and Charlie Barr, all of Salisbury, played the 36-hour qualifier, but only the top three of 73 golfers advanced to the U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club in
Pacific Palisades, Calif., Aug. 14-20.

Shuping, an East Rowan High School graduate and a sophomore at East Carolina University, finished in a tie for 19th on Monday, with rounds of 71 and 72.

Shuping’s 36-hole total of 143 was 1-under par, solid golf but 10 strokes behind the needed number to advance. Shuping made eight birdies, an eagle and 19 pars on the day. He had seven bogeys and one double bogey.

Childress, a senior at Cannon School in Concord and a recent commit to the University of Richmond, tied for 33rd place, with rounds of 71 and 75. Childress’ total of 146 was 2-over par.

Childress collected seven birdies and 21 pars, seven bogeys and one double bogey.

Barr, a rising freshman at Cannon School, had two rounds of 79, for 158, finishing in 63rd place.

Jacob Solomon, of Dublin, Calif., a junior at Auburn, shot 65-63, a total of 128 and 16-under par. He earned medalist honors with 17 birdies and just one bogey during his 36 holes.

His Auburn teammate, Trace Crowe, of Bluffton, S.C., was second at 132 (62-70) and William Gordon, of Davidson, was third at 133 (66-67). Gordon is a junior at Vanderbilt.

Ben Schlottman, of Advance, a senior at Auburn, tied for 12th with a 3-under par 141 (67-74).