Signee Daniel Hudson Qualifies for U.S. Amateur
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas incoming freshman men’s golfer Daniel Hudson shot a two-round 141 (-3) at Hidden Glen Golf Club at Bentdale Farms in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, to qualify for the 2014 U.S. Amateur.
Hudson, from Western Springs, Illinois, who signed with KU in November 2013, tied for second in the 78-golfer field with the top three individuals advancing to the 2014 U.S. Amateur to be played August 11-14 at the Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) in Atlanta, Georgia. Brandon Cloete won the Wisconsin qualifier with a 139 (-5), while Nick Nelson tied Hudson to also advance.
Hudson started his 36-hole Monday with a 2-under 70 in the morning round with 16 pars and two birdies. In the afternoon round he carded seven birdies en route to a 1-under 71 on the par-72 course.
Hudson will join KU redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch who qualified for the U.S. Amateur on July 9 at Panther Lake Course in Florida.
“With Chase (Hanna) at the U.S. Public Links and Daniel and Brock qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, it shows the continual progress we are making,” said head coach Jamie Bermel who will enter his third season at KU in 2014-15.
A total of 6,803 golfers entered qualifying tournaments for the 2014 U.S. Amateur. Hudson and Drogosch will be in the field of 312 who have and will advance to the event. The duo will compete in two 18-hole rounds of stroke play on Aug. 11 and 12, with the top 64 advancing to match play competition Aug. 13-17.
Kansas returns seven golfers from a young 2013-14 squad that posted three top-5 tournament finishes as a team and saw two underclassmen – freshman Chase Hanna and sophomore Ben Welle – lead the Jayhawks at the Big 12 Championship.
Kansas will open the 2014-15 season at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, Sept. 6-7, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The entire men’s golf schedule will be released later this summer.
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