Csipkes Qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur
NORFOLK (August 21, 2019) – Gretna's Brian Csipkes advanced to the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship on Wednesday, winning Sectional Qualifying at Norfolk Country Club.
Csipkes posted the low round of the day by three strokes, a 66 (-6) to earn the lone qualifying spot. He started his day with a birdie in the rain on No. 1, and added another on No. 9 for book-end birdies and a front nine 34 (-2). Csipkes finished birdie-birdie on Nos. 17 and 18 to get to 6-under. He will play next at the 39th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado, September 14-19. It will be Csipkes' fourth time competing in the championship, having also qualified in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
A playoff was needed to decide the alternate positions, as Brodie Hullinger of Brookings, South Dakota, Andy Sajevic of Omaha and Travis Ingstad of Valley City, North Dakota all shot rounds of 69 (-3). Ingstad was eliminated on the first playoff hole, and the other two went three more holes to decide the spots. Hullinger birdied the fourth playoff hole to earn first alternate. Sajevic will be the second alternate.
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