Frame Makes Match-play at US Amateur Public Links
July 14, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - Washington State University incoming freshman Hank Frame qualified for the match-play portion of the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Tuesday, completing round two in a tie for 23rd place at the par-71, 7,289-yard Jimmie Austin/OU Golf Club.
Of the 155 golfers in the field, only 64 make it to match-play. Frame, a native of Spokane, Wash., finished his opening-round tied for sixth place with a 2-under 69. He followed with a 77 (+6) in the second round for a two-round total of 146 (+4), making it past the stroke-play qualifying portion of the event.
'For an incoming freshman to make match-play in the second-biggest amateur event in the country is awesome,' WSU men's golf Head Coach Walt Williams said. 'I'm extremely proud of Hank and for Cougar Golf.'
Frame will square off against Michael Brown in the opening round of the match-play portion of the event with a tee-time beginning at 7:03 a.m. (PDT).
Frame qualified for the tournament by winning the eastern Washington qualifier last month at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.
The U.S. Amateur Public Links, established in 1922 for bona fide public course players, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. If still an amateur, the winner of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship earns an invitation to compete in the next Masters Tournament.