SHU Assistant Golf Coach Quitiquit Qualifies for U.S. Amateur
BAY CITY, Mich. -- Siena Heights assistant golf coach Brett Quitiquit recently qualified for the 112th United States Amateur Championship, carding a two-round 138 on the par-71 Bay City Country Club course. He was four strokes under par at the qualifier.
Quitiquit, who was the 2009 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference individual medalist and 2010 NAIA Championships runner-up, had a first-round 70 and second-round 68. He placed second in the field.
The qualification attempt was Quitiquit's fourth for the U.S. Amateur. It is the first time he has qualified for a USGA event.
While Quitiquit is a graduate of Madonna, he will be representing SHU at the Amateur.
"I will be carrying a Saints bag because I feel it is important to represent the Siena Heights men's and women's golf teams on a national stage," he said. "ESPN, The Golf Channel and NBC will be televising the event and, if I play well enough, I could be seen on those channels."
Quitiquit will leave for Denver, Colo., on Aug. 9 and play two practice rounds on the 11th and 12th at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., with the tournament beginning on the 13th.
Format is as follows:
Two stroke play rounds will take place on Aug. 13-14 before the field is cut from 300 players to 64. Those 64 will then participate in a single-elimination, match-play tournament, which begins on Aug. 15.