Haynes Qualifies for U.S. Senior Amateur

Haynes Qualifies for U.S. Senior Amateur

LINCOLN (July 30, 2019) – Papillion’s Matt Haynes advanced to the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship on Tuesday, winning Sectional Qualifying at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln.

Haynes shot a round of 73 (+2) to earn the lone qualifying spot in the field of 14 players. The 2018 Nebraska Senior Match Play Champion made two birdies and four bogeys for the low round of the day by one stroke. Haynes will play next at the 65th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina, August 24-29.

Fremont’s John Sajevic is the first alternate again after a round of 74 (+3), while Steve Gormly of Coto De Caza, California is the second alternate following a round of 75 (+2).

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