After playing three days in the Firecracker Open, a number of Austin amateurs loaded up their clubs late Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning and made the two hour drive to Kerrville for a 36 hole U.S. Amateur qualifier that took place on Monday.
Alex Ellis, Steve Paterson, Brian Noonan and others made the trek around Commanche Trace Golf Course on foot in the summer heat and tried to gain entry into the U.S. Amateur. Only Ellis was successful. He shot 68-73 =141 for a three under total and tied for first place. There were only three spots available and all three qualifiers shot three under for 36 holes.
When asked about his round Ellis said, “I was six under after seven holes and basically held on for the remaining holes.”
There were two players that finished at two under and another couple at one under, including former Austinite Klein Klotz.