Childress and Robbins qualify for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Published 11:39 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Staff report

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Cannon School golf teammates Michael Childress and Lansdon Robbins shot a 6-under par 65 here Tuesday at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Only the top three teams out of a stellar field of 43 made the cut on Tuesday. Childress and Robbins tied for second place with Scott Shingler and Justin Young. The team of Scott Harvey and Todd Mitchell were medalists with an 8-under par 63.

The strong field saw 27 teams shoot under par and two groups shot 5-under par 66s but failed to qualify.

Childress, a Salisbury resident, is a senior at Cannon School and has committed to the University of Richmond for his college golf career. Robbins has committed to UNC Wilmington.

Childress and Robbins had an eagle, five birdies, 11 pars an just one bogey during their round.

Starting on the back nine, the duo had two birdies and seven pars before making the turn with a 2-under 33. The two then lit up the front nine, starting with an eagle on the 498-yard, par-5 second hole.

After a par and their only bogey on No. 4, Childress and Robbins fired three straight birdies, including one on the 206-yard, par-3 No. 7. Their front-side 32 was 4-under par.

The 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship will be held at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla., May 19-23.