(Editor’s note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming men’s golf signee Bryce Waters qualified for the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday by capturing one of two automatic qualifying spots at the Odessa, Texas, U.S. Amateur Qualifier. Waters shot a 36-hole total of 138 (-6) to tie for the top spot in the qualifier.
The Odessa, Texas, U.S. Am qualifier was played on the Odessa Country Club Old Course and featured a field of 78 amateur golfers. Any amateur whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 2.4 was eligible to enter. Entries closed on June 26. There are 96 qualifying events across the U.S. that will take place between July 1 and July 24.
Waters is a native of Midland, Texas. He signed a national letter of intent with the Wyoming Cowboys in November 2018. Waters will join the Cowboy program in the fall of 2019 as a junior after playing two years at Odessa College (Community College) in Odessa, Texas.
The 119th U.S. Amateur Championship will be played at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., on Aug. 12-18, 2019. Pinehurst’s Course No. 2 and Course No. 4 will host the stroke-play rounds on Aug. 12-13. After 36 holes, the field will be trimmed from 312 players to 64 for match play. The first five rounds of match play – through the semifinals – will be played on Course No. 2 on Aug. 14-17.
The 36-hole championship match will be contested over two courses for the first time. Scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 18, it will open with the morning round on Course No. 4. The afternoon round will be played on Course No. 2.