Sajevic Qualifies for First U.S. Senior Amateur Since 2011

Sajevic Qualifies for First U.S. Senior Amateur Since 2011

FREMONT (August 9, 2021) – Fremont's John Sajevic secured a spot in the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship on Monday through qualifying at Fremont Golf Club.

Sajevic shot the only round under-par during the day, a 70 (-1), to earn medalist honors and the lone qualifying spot. It's the second time qualifying for the championship for Sajevic, who also played in 2011. He advanced to the Round of 32 that year, but hasn't made it back since, with several close calls.

It was a bogey start for Sajevic, who bounced back to play steady golf the rest of the way on his home course. A birdie on No. 6 moved him back to even-par, where he made the turn at 35 (E). He added birdies on Nos. 13 and 16 on the back nine to move into the lead at 2-under. After a bogey on the par-3 17th, Sajevic closed with par to finish at 1-under.

Another Fremont Golf Club member, Steve Samuelson of Fremont, finished a stroke back at 71 (E). Samuelson is the first alternate, while Matthew Weresh of Des Moines, Iowa is the second alternate at 72 (+1).

Sajevic advances to the 66th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, August 28-September 2, 2021.

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