WADSWORTH, Ill. – It was a successful day for the Miami University golf team as two of its members qualified for the upcoming United States Amateur tournament with strong performances in their local qualifiers Wednesday. Redshirt junior Brian Ohr won the Midline Country Club qualifier, while sophomore Cam Solomon finished third at the Ohio State Scarlet Course qualifier to earn his spot.
On a long day in which golfers have to play two rounds and 36 holes total, Ohr opened with a morning round of 69 to put himself in contention. He followed with the low round of the day with a four-under 66 to finish at five-under and win the event. While they did not advance senior Patrick Flavin finished 10th at this qualifier at three-over par, while freshman Charlie Nikitas (who competed in the 2016 US Amateur) finished 11th at four-over par.
In Columbus at Ohio State, Solomon opened with an even-par round of 71. He then shot a 73 in the afternoon to finish at two-over par and getting the third qualifying spot. Freshman Jack Herceg just missed earning one of the two alternate spots, finishing sixth at five-over par.
“It was great to see Brian and Cam get through today,” said head coach Zac Zedrick. “There are a lot of players at each site who have a legitimate chance to make it out, so to have two players do it at separate sites is awesome. And we have some other guys who still haven’t played in their qualifier, so hopefully we’ll have more guys heading to Riviera!”
The United States Amateur features 312 of the best amateur golfers in the world and will take place August 14-20 at the Riviera Country Club and the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, California.