Will be first alternate for U.S. Amateur; to play in Arkansas tournament this week

Cole Anderson narrowly misses U.S. Amateur berth, finishes third at qualifying event

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00pm

YORK — Camden teenager Cole Anderson, who recently won the 100th edition of the Maine Amateur Championship, narrowly missed earning his second berth to play in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament Monday, July 15. 

Anderson, who played in the U.S. Amateur tournament in 2017, finished third in the qualifying tournament at The Ledges in York. 

The top two finishers earned berths in the U.S. Amateur tournament, to be played in North Carolina next month.

Anderson posted a first round score of 72 and second round score of 70 for a total gross of 142. He finished 2-under par. 

By finishing in third, he is the first alternate should one of the top two finishers not end up playing in the U.S. Amateur event. 

Up next for the 19-year-old will be a trip to Arkansas later this week to participate in the 113th Southern Amateur Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

The Arkansas event will be played Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 with the low 66 players after Thursday’s round making the cut for the final two rounds. 

After four years of dominating the Maine golf scene, Camden Hills graduate Cole Anderson will be looking to dominate the golf scene in Florida come this fall as a member of the Florida State University (NCAA Division I) golf team. 

Cole Anderson graduated high school in December 2018 and subsequently enrolled at the Tallahassee, Florida-based institution. 

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