July 16, 2013
HARMONY, Fla. - Incoming freshman Kevin Reilly qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship by virtue of his stellar 64-72--136 (-8) in the qualifying rounds at Harmony Golf Preserve this week.
The 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship runs from August 12-18 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
On the accomplishment, head coach Justin Emil noted, "I am very excited for Kevin. He has been working hard this summer and has played consistently well in several tournaments leading into the U.S. Amateur qualifier. Kevin has plenty of USGA tournament experience and with the way he is playing right now he could easily make a statement at the Country Club at Brookline. It's pretty special for him to play in a U.S. Amateur during the centennial of Francis Ouimet's historic win as an amateur in the 1913 U.S. Open at Brookline."
The Oviedo, Fla. native claimed second place overall in the field of 64 golfers at the qualifier, just one stroke behind medalist Joey Petronio, who enters the fall as a junior for North Florida. LSU's Curtis Thompson carded a 137 to earn first alternate.
Reilly played for coach Brandi Malkovich at Paul J. Hagerty High School and led the team to a second Seminole Athletic Conference title as a senior, posting a 68 at the championship tournament and a 36.5 stroke average (per nine holes) for the season. He earned all-conference honors three times and reached regional with the team in each of his four years. Most recently, he claimed the title at last weekend's Florida Junior Tour event at Lake Wales Country Club with a 138 (-6).
Academically, Reilly was named to the school's honor roll all four years, and was a High Honors recipient for posting a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school. Additionally, the son of Tim and Debra Reilly was named Hagerty's Wendy's High School Heisman winner and is an active member of the National Honor Society as well as the National Technical Honor Society.
Reilly's achievement is just the latest in a strong summer for the Owls. Classmate Alex Levy recently claimed third place at the Firecracker tournament in Austin with a 63-68-70--201 (-12).
Landon Michelson notched an 11th place finish at the Magnolia Amateur with a 71-71-73--215 (+2) and senior Jeff Wibawa qualified for the Southern Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods in the Woodlands, which runs from July 17-20.
Mitchell Meissner Named Co-C-USA Golfer of the ...
04/13/2016 - After earning his first career victory, sophomore golfer Mitchell Meissner was named Conference USA Golfer of the Week, the conference office...
Meissner Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win Jim West...
04/12/2016 - Sophomore Mitchell Meissner shot a final round 71 to finish nine-under par and go wire-to-wire to win his first career tournament at the Jim West...
Meissner Takes Lead into Final Day of Jim West ...
04/11/2016 - Sophomore Mitchell Meissner leads the Jim West Intercollegiate heading into the final round.
Golf Closes Regular Season at Jim West...
04/10/2016 - The Rice golf team will play its final tournament of the regular season when it travels to Bastrop for the Jim West Intercollegiate. The tournament...
Golf Closes Mason Rudolph Championship in 13th-...
04/03/2016 - Rice shot a 20-over par 304 to finish 50-over par in 13th-place at Mason Rudolph Championship, played at the par-71, 7,100-yard Vanderbilt Legends ...
Golf Sits in 10th at Mason Rudolph Championship
04/02/2016 - Rice is 30-over par in 10th-place heading into the final round of Mason Rudolph Championship, played at the par-71, 7,100-yard Vanderbilt Legends...
Golf Looks to Continue Hot Streak to Mason...
04/01/2016 - Following consecutive top three finishes, Rice looks to keep its hot streak going when it travels to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph...
Mario Carmona Named C-USA Golfer of the Week
03/23/2016 - Sophomore golfer Mario Carmona was named Conference USA Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday morning.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store