2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying
June 21 - Coldwater Golf Links, Ames
On a day that was perfect for doing just about anything outdoors, Tim Taylor earned a trip to New Hampshire. Taylor calmly rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames to earn the lone qualifying spot into the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. He now heads to Golf Club of New England in Stratham, NH where he will play 36 holes of stroke play qualifying to try and make the 64-person match play draw.
The lefty from Iowa Falls defeated Jeff Swegle of West Des Moines and Scott Jaster of Bryn Mawr, PA after the trio finished at 4-over par 146. Taylor fired two rounds of 73 during the 36-hole qualifier while Swegle opened with 75 and shot an even par 71 in the afternoon. Jaster, after opening with 77, made the biggest move to get into the playoff. He shot an afternoon 69 to post the day’s only subpar round and tie Taylor and Swegle.
Conditions were perfect for the players as overnight rains took week long heat and humidity with it as it passed through. Temperatures reached the low 80’s and a cool breeze made the day ideal. In all, 27 players were scheduled to compete although withdrawals brought the starting field to 23.
Official Website of the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship