GREENSBORO, N.C. – Rising UNC Greensboro men’s golf junior Nick Lyerly has become the second Spartan in as many days to qualify for the 2019 US Amateur after carding a 140 (69-71) during the two-round US Amateur Sectional Qualifying.
Lyerly earned the final qualifying spot during a three-player playoff after posting an eight-under 64 during Wednesday’s second round. He will join UNCG teammate Jonathan Brightwell at the US Amateur, which will take place August 12-18 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
During his first two seasons at UNCG, the Salisbury, N.C., native has won at least a share of three individual medalists including the 2018 Southern Conference Individual Championship outright. Additionally, Lyerly finished in first place at the 2019 Martin Downs Collegiate and a share of the 2019 Southern Conference Championship before falling in a two-hole playoff.
In each of Lyerly’s first two collegiate seasons, the Spartans have qualified for the NCAA Regionals after earning the SoCon’s automatic bid.
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