Migdal, Straub Punch Tickets to 40th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship


Marion, IL – Sam Migdal and Eric Straub earned the two qualifying spots to the 40th U.S. Mid-Amateur at MAGA’s qualifier at Kokopelli Golf Club on Monday.

Migdal earned Low Scorer honors and claimed the first qualifying spot after a 5-under 66. Migdal’s only bogey came on the par 4 2nd. He’d go bogey-free the rest of the day with six birdies to get the first spot by two strokes.

This will mark the second time Migdal will head to the U.S. Mid-Amateur, having qualified in 2018 when the championship was held at Charlotte Country Club.

Eric Straub earned the second qualifying spot after coming out of a three-man playoff. Straub chipped in for eagle on the second playoff hole after he shot a 3-under 68. The Paducah, Kentucky, native made the turn at even par but made three birdies down the stretch to make the playoff.

Aaron Ingalls and Todd Obergoenner earned first and second alternate, respectively.

St. Louis’ own Skip Berkmeyer is exempt for the championship due to his World Amateur Golf Ranking.

U.S. Mid-Amateur eligibility is open to any amateur golfer who has reached their 25th birthday as of Sept. 12 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4. The USGA received a record 5,339 entries for this year’s playing with 264 making up the final field.

The 40th playing of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship is Sept. 25-30 at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Siasconset, Massachussetts. Miacomet Golf Course will serve as co-host for stroke play.

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