Hearden is medalist in U.S. Amateur qualifying

Green Bay player shoots 69 twice

Published on July 16, 2013
Ricky Hearden

Ricky Hearden

Ricky Hearden, who lives in Green Bay and plays out of Green Bay CC, emerged as medalist yesterday in 36-hole qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Hearden, 22, shot twin rounds of 69 Monday at Watertown CC to finish at 2-under-par 138.

Eddie Wajda of Oconomowoc GC was second, one stroke behind Hearden, with scores of 71-68­–139. Hearden and Wajda were the only players to finish in red figures at par-70 Watertown CC.

The third and final qualifier was Keegan Drugan of Drugan’s Castle Mound CC in Holmen, who shot 69-72–141. Drugan tied for third place with Keith Buntrock of Greenfield Park GC, who shot 73-68–141, but Drugan won a playoff for the final qualifying spot.

Buntrock Joins Peter Webb of Blackhawk CC in Madison (73-69–142) as alternates for the U.S. Amateur Championship, scheduled for Aug. 12-18 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Webb tied for fifth at 142 with Taylor Johnson of Oconomowoc GC (73-69) and Sam Van Galder of Janesville CC (69-73), but Webb won the playoff for the final alternate spot.

After several withdrawals and disqualifications, 72 players completed 36 holes and turned in their scores. Most were residents of Wisconsin, several were from Illinois and a few others came from as far away as Colorado and North Carolina.

For complete scores, click here.

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