Gerard, Ergood, Ford shine in the amateur game
University of North Carolina male golfers Ryan gerard won a US amateur qualification, Dougie Ergood was second in the New Jersey Amateur and David Ford went 4-0 in the AJGA Wyndham Cup games that ended today.
Gerard clocked a 67 out of 5 under par to win medal honors at the US Amateur Qualifier in Hobe Sound, Fla., To secure an automatic berth in the upcoming 2021 US Amateur.
Gerard, a growing fifth-year senior, won one of two amateur spots in the 55-player field at Hobe Sound Country Club.
The Raleigh native rebounded from a quadruple bogey 8 Thursday on the second hole of the 36-hole tournament. Yesterday, he came out in 38 on the first nine, then shot 3 under 33 on the inside nine to finish with a 71. Today, Gerard missed the fourth hole to fall to par, then succeeded. four birdies and an eagle during the final. 14 holes to end the tournament at 6-under 138, two strokes ahead of Nashawn Tyson, who also secured a berth in the US Amateur.
The Hobe Sound tournament is one of more than 100 qualifying tournaments in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Gerard is the second Tar Heel to qualify for the US Amateur to date. Second year up Stone fountain of Raleigh won an invitation based on his place in the top 50 in the amateur world rankings.
The American Amateur will be played at the historic Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., And the Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pa. From August 9-15.
Ergood, a rising senior from Mount Laurel, NJ, clocked a 3-under-67 Friday in the New Jersey Amateur final round to finish second, three strokes behind the winner, Michael brown. It was Ergood’s second 67 in the four-round tournament. He shot 73-67-70-67 for an under 3 277 at Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells, NJ
Ford, a freshman from Peachtree Corners, Ga., Was the only male player to win all four of his games at the annual AJGA Wyndham Cup, which brings together the nation’s top 40 junior male and female players in an East- Where is. .
Ford, the nation’s No. 1 ranked junior golfer, won his four-ball game with Caleb Surratt on Wednesday, July 7; teamed up with his brother, Maxwell, to win the Afternoon Foursome, 1 up, Wednesday; won the mixed quartet with Amanda Sambach, 2 ahead, Thursday; and defeated J. Holland Humphries of Austin, Texas, in singles 3-1 Friday.
Ford was 1 of seven holes in singles but won three consecutive holes to take a lead of two and secured the win with back-to-back wins on the last two holes to win the game 3 & 1. The record of 4-0 Ford’s -0 helped East win the competition overall, 29.5-20.5.
The Wyndham Cup was played at the Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, SC