Minot's Kannegieser qualifies for U.S. Amateur

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Martindale’s Will Kannegieser hits his approach shot on the 6th hole during the second round of the Maine Amateur Championship at York Golf and Tennis Club in July 2016. (Brewster Burns Photo)

Will Kannegieser shot a two-round score of 137 in a qualifying tournament Monday to secure his spot in the United States Amateur Championship next month.

The Minot native followed up his first-round 72 (1-over) with a 65 in the second round of the one-day qualifier at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts, earning Kannegieser medalist honors.

Taconic is the home course for the Williams College golf team, which Kannegieser is a member of. Kannegieser’s teammate, Sam Goldenring, also qualified with a runner-up score of 139. Matthew Paradis of Hooksett, N.H., was the third and final qualifier after carding a two-round 143.

This year’s U.S. Amateur will be held at Pebble Beach in California from Aug. 13-19.

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