Camden Hills’ Cole Anderson chips onto the green on the first hole at Val Halla Golf Course in Cumberland during the final round of the Maine Junior Championship in 2016.

As a freshman, Cole Anderson made a statement with a win at the Class A state golf championships in 2015. Last summer, he followed with a win at the New England Junior Amateur, and doubled down in Maine Class A with his second consecutice title as a sophomore.

Tuesday, Anderson took his budding golf career to another level, firing a two-day 9-under-par 135 at Andover (Mass.) Country Club to qualify outright for the U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club in California.

Anderson shot rounds of 69 and 66 at the par-72 layout, including a second round that featured five birdies and an eagle against only one bogey.

He placed tied for second in the qualifier behind Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village, Calif. to earn one of three automatic qualifying spots. Brandon Wu of Scarsdale, N.Y. also shot a 9-under 135 to claim the third and final automatic qualifying spot.

Alex Jamieson of Massachusetts and Charlie May of North Carolina are the first and second alternates, respectively, from this qualifier. 

Judd Parsons of York was the only other Maine golfer in the field, finishing at 4-over 148 after qualifying rounds of 78 and 70.

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