July 17, 2013
Former University of Cincinnati men’s golf player David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) came up short of qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship match-play tournament after forcing a playoff Tuesday at the 7,022-yard, par-70 Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va.
Tepe posted a second-round 3-over par 73 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 5-over 72-73=145, tying 12 other players for 54th place in the stroke-play qualifier. The 13-for-11 playoff started on the par-3 16th hole where Tepe registered a double bogey. He was eliminated when the other 12 players posted either bogey or par scores. The playoff for the last remaining slot for the match-play event was postponed until Wednesday due to darkness.
Tepe started the second round on the first hole and was even at the turn after posting a birdie on the ninth hole. Tepe posted a par score on 13 holes during the day, but bogeys on holes Nos. 12, 14, and 17 resulted in the 3-over score.
Garrett Rank of Canada carded a two-round 8-under 65-67=132 to finish first in the stroke-play event.
The top 64 scores in the stroke-play qualifier advance to the 36-hole championship match scheduled for Saturday.
Tepe qualified for the stroke-play qualifier event after posting a 4-under par 67-69=136 in a qualifier on June 10 at Sharon Woods Golf Course in Cincinnati.
Tepe finished his collegiate career at UC at the conclusion of the 2012-13 at UC where he qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual after winning the BIG EAST Championship.