|Qualifiers||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Total|
|Spencer Ralston, Gainesville, GA||72||71||143|
|Jacob Joiner, Albany, GA||70||73||143|
|Carter Mobley, Waynesboro, GA||69||74||143|
|Jonathan Keppler, Marietta, GA||73||71||144|
|1st Tyler Joiner, Albany, GA||72||73||145 *|
|2nd Wes Simmons, Goldsboro, N.C.||75||70||145 *|
After a 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, three players from Georgia tied for medalist honors at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. Spencer Ralston of Gainesville, (72-71), Jacob Joiner of Albany, (70-73) and Carter Mobley of Waynesboro, (69-74) finished at 1-over-par 143 to earn spots into the national championship. Claiming the fourth automatic spot was Jonathan Keppler of Marietta, Ga., who came in at 2-over-par 144 (73-71).
Tyler Joiner of Albany (72-73), Jacob’s brother, and Wes Simmons of Goldsboro, N.C., (75-70) finished the 36-hole qualifier tied at 3-over-par 145, so a playoff was needed to determine the first and second alternate positions. Joiner won the playoff, so he will be first alternate, while Simmons is second alternate.
Late in the second round, lightning in the surrounding area caused a 19 minute delay.
The 90-player field was cut to the low 27 scores and ties, including all players within eight strokes of the 18-hole leader, after the first round. The cutline was 6-over-par 77 and 36 players advanced to round two.
The University of Georgia Golf Course, one of 61 qualifying sites nationwide, played to 7,025 yards and a par of 71.
The 66th annual U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be held at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif., July 22-27. Entries were open to amateur golfers who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 22, 2013, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. The U.S. Junior Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.