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CSUS golfer Schrier achieves summer goal, qualifies for amateur tourney
CSUS sophomore golfer Teddy Schrier qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma in late August, which is considered the top amateur event in the world. - photo by Photo Contributed
Teddy Schrier’s first 18 holes on Monday morning at the USGA Amateur Qualifying Sectional event at Brookside Country Club in Stockton was “kind of average, nothing special,” he said. He remembers feeling bittersweet after making a couple good shots along with a few mistakes.
He wasn’t satisfied.
It all changed on his first hole of the second round that afternoon: He birdied it. For the Cal State Stanislaus sophomore, this was a good sign. Schrier gained a lot of confidence and eventually completed the round with a 66 to complement the 70 he had in the morning for an 8-under 136 total to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 24-30.
He beat Roseville’s Tanner Makimoto by three strokes to win.
Schrier’s next destination is considered to be the biggest amateur tournament in the world. It will host more than 300 golfers, as the top 64 players will be put into match play — which is something he hopes to achieve.
“I believe in myself a lot,” Schrier said. “After my first year of Stanislaus, I feel a lot more comfortable in my golf game. I know I had a good chance of doing it. My biggest goal of the summer was to qualify for it. I felt really comfortable at the golf course. I felt like I had a good chance.”
Schrier is coming off a great first year of college. He had a stroke average of 75.8. He placed second at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational at the Turlock Golf and Country Club, his best finish. He landed a 214 at the Sonoma State Invitational last October, his best tournament score.
His team shared the West Region title before placing sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championship last season.
And now, he joins two CSUS golfers who have excelled this summer: Danny Hoff won the Bakersfield City Amateur Golf Championship and J.T. Cockerill captured the Northern Nevada Amateur title.
The wins are a sign of good things to come next season.
“It’s a real honor qualifying for the biggest amateur championship in the world,” Warriors coach John Cook said of Schrier. “His hard work this summer is paying off for him. I am extremely proud of him.”
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