Tepe Qualifies for U.S. Amateur|
July 30, 2012
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati senior David Tepe will complete in the 2012 U.S. Amateur in two weeks after carding a 2-under par 72-68=140 on Monday in a two-round U.S. Amateur qualifier at Coldstream Country Club in Anderson, Ohio.
The U.S. Amateur is Aug. 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
Tepe, a native of Liberty Township, Ohio, registered five birdies en route to posting a 3-under par 68 in the second round. It marked the lowest round carded in either round by anyone in the 69-player field.
Tepe becomes the first Bearcat to qualify for the event since Joe Kastelic in 2010.
“David has had a great summer improving his game,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “What he has done this summer is really set an example of what hard work can accomplish. This is one of the hardest tournaments to qualify for in the country and I’m really happy for him.”
Tepe finished one shot behind Bill Willamson on Monday. Williamson posted a 3-under par 69-70=139. Cody Martin, the son of the UC head coach, also qualified for the U.S. Amateur after finishing third with an even par 70-72=142.