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University of Louisville men’s golfer J.D. Lehman has qualified for the 2014 United States Amateur Championship, scheduled for Aug. 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
A sophomore, Lehman qualified for the event with his performance on July 7-8 at the Blythewood Country Club in Columbia, S.C. He finished tied for third at the qualifying round by shooting 65-70. This marks the first time Lehman has qualified to play in the U.S. Amateur.
Lehman had a solid freshman season in 2013-14. The Bluffton, S.C., native compiled a 74.14 stroke average while appearing in five of the team’s six events last season, with his highest finish being a tied-for-15th showing at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga.
Eastern Kentucky’s Travis Rose also earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur Championship field by finishing second in the sectional qualifying event at the Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati.
Rose shot rounds of 72 and 67 in the 36-hole qualifier and finished with a total of 139, three shots under par and four shots behind the medalist. The Lexington native will be a sophomore at EKU in 2014-15. The U.S. Amateur includes two rounds of stroke play before a 64-player match play tournament.
From U of L Athletics