Cougar Golfer To Compete In British Amateur

May 30, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State senior golfer Jon Reehoorn is headed for hallowed ground in the sport of golf.

The Cougars 2000-2001 scoring leader will compete in the British Amateur June 4-9 at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Prestwick, Scotland.

'Getting to see where golf was invented is going to be a big highlight for me,' Reehoorn said. 'It's a totally different game over there.'

Reehoorn qualified for the event through a three-year exemption he earned by playing his way into the 1998 U.S. Amateur in Rochester, N.Y.

'I'm going over there to play well and hopefully represent our school and Cougar golf well,' Reehoorn said.

The Burlington, Wash., native tees off on the links-style Prestwick course on Monday at 9:30 am. He will be paired with Nicholas Lawrence of South Africa and Lee Rhind from the Uphall Golf Club in Scotland through the first two days of the event.

Reehoorn's summer playing partner, Craig Welty, will also represent the United States at the event. Welty competed at the collegiate level for Western Washington University.

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has hosted the Amateur since 1920. Results will be available after each day of competition at www.wsucougars.com, and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club's official website, www.randa.org.

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