Troy’s Luke Moser Qualifies for U.S. Amateur
TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – Troy rising senior Luke Moser qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship after shooting a 1-under 143 at a qualifier at the Oakland University Golf Course on Monday. Moser, who finished in a tie for second, runs Troy’s streak with a current student-athlete competing at the U.S. Amateur Championship to five straight years.
An All-Sun Belt First Team selection last season, Moser entered the final round of play one shot back of a qualifying spot, but played bogey free in the final round to finish three shots in the clear of fourth place.
Moser, a native of Waterloo, Ontario, led Troy with 12 rounds under par last season and finished the year with a 73.22 stroke average. He clinched Troy’s first conference championship in nearly 20 years as he birdied the first playoff hole in the deciding pairing of the Sun Belt Conference Match Play Championship.
Rising senior Jared Bettcher played in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship and will play his qualifying event for this year’s U.S. Amateur next week. Tolver Dozier, who competed in the 2015 NCAA Championship, played in the 2014 and 2012 U.S. Amateur Championships, while Jake Tucker played in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., will host the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship on Aug. 15-21. Oakland Hills is one of eight other American Clubs that have hosted the U.S. Open Championship (1924, 1937, 1951, 1961, 1985, 1996) the U.S. Senior Open Championship (1981, 1991), the PGA Championship (1972, 1979, 2008) and the U.S. Amateur Championship (2002, 2016). The course also hosted the 2004 Ryder Cup.
The winner of the U.S. Amateur will receive an invitation to play in all of the majors with the exception of the PGA Championship. The runner-up of the U.S. Amateur Championship will receive an invitation to play in the Masters and U.S. Open.