MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore men’s golfer Cooper Schultz carded a 36-hole score of 5-under par 139 on Monday at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri, to qualify for the 121st playing of the US Amateur later this summer.
Schultz will be the first Wildcat to compete in the US Amateur since Ben Fernandez in 2017.
Schultz, who carded a 1-over par 73 in the first round on Monday, came back in the afternoon 18 with a 6-under par 66 to qualify by one shot. The Andover, Kansas, native was 4-under par over his final nine holes, including birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to edge past a three-way tie at 4-under par 140.
The 121st US Amateur will be played August 9-15 at Oakmont Country Club in Verona, Pennsylvania, while the stroke play co-host venue will be Longue Vue Club. The field of 312 competitors will play two rounds of stroke play on August 9 and 10 to determine the top 64 players that will advance to match play, which begins on Wednesday, August 11. The 36-hole championship match will be contested on Sunday, August 15.
Coverage of match play during the US Amateur will be shown on Golf Channel and Peacock.