Bad weather delayed the start of the 36 holes of qualifying at the challenging West Course at the Country Club of Birmingham in the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional qualifier on Tuesday; hence it concluded Wednesday morning.
When all was said and done, Wilson Furr of Jackson, Ms. (70-70–140); Turk Pettit of Auburn (73-68–141); and Jake DeZoort of Tuscaloosa (70-72–142) took the three spots on offer.
Davis Thompson of Auburn (73-70–143) was first alternate, while Kevin Burns of Canton, Ga. (72-72–144) was second alternate.
For those advancing, the championship will be played July 20-25 at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C.
Furr will be playing in his third consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur. He is a 2017 verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.
Pettit recently won the Southern Junior Championship.
And DeZoort will also be heading to the University of Alabama, starting in the fall of 2016.
All three eventual qualifiers concluded their rounds by Tuesday evening, but there were still players left on the course who could influence their finish. DeZoort came back Wednesday morning in case he was caught and could have been in a playoff.
“It was hard waiting to see if someone would catch me. I didn’t know who could still catch me or what they were shooting (in their second rounds).
“But I’m thrilled to qualify in my last year of eligibility and in my second attempt (to qualify).
“I felt like even par (his final score) would make it through as this is such a tough course, but you never know.”
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