Jelley leads qualifying for U.S. Amateur, Sooners Hirschman, Dalke also earn spots

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Coming off a sharp performance in last week’s Trans-Miss Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Brendon Jelley of Tulsa reeled off 10 birdies against a lone bogey in shooting rounds of 65-66 to easily outdistance a talented field and qualify for his first U.S. Amateur Championship.

Jelley, who will be a junior mainstay for Oklahoma State this fall, finished at 9-under 131 at The Trails Golf Club in Norman to earn one of three spots awarded. The other two went to University of Oklahoma golfers Grant Hirschman (71-67 – 137) and Brad Dalke (70-67 – 137). First alternate is David Micheluzzi of Australia followed by Max McGreevy of Edmond and OU.

Jelley, who will go for his third consecutive Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship next week at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, said he was somewhat surprised to be four shots clear of the field after his first round in the sweltering conditions.

“I was a little surprised because I really didn’t know what it would take to get in,” he said. “But after seeing where some of the pins were and with the breeze, it was playing pretty tough. I had a good game plan going in. I hit a lot of 2-irons and 4-irons off the tee and kept it in play.”

Jelley missed qualifying for the U.S. Amateur by a shot a year ago at The Golf Club of Oklahoma and is looking forward to this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 15-21 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Mich. Oakland Hills has hosted six U.S. Opens and three PGA Championships.

After the blistering morning round, Jelley actually made the turn in his second round at 1-over after three putting the ninth hole. He then birdied holes 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 on the back nine.

USGA Amateur Qualifying
The Trails Golf Club
July 20, 2016
Final Results

Brendon Jelley, Tulsa, Okla. – 65-66–131
Grant Hirschman, Collierville, Tenn. – 71-66–137
Brad Dalke, Norman, Okla. – 70-67–137
David Micheluzzi, Hampton Park – 70-69–139 (1st Alternate)
Max McGreevy, Edmond, Okla. – 71-69–140 (2nd Alternate)

———-Failed to Qualify————
Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas – 71-69–140
Brett Coletta, Melbourne – 69-71–140
Luke Phillips, Edmond, Okla. – 73-68–141
Logan McAllister, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 71-70–141
Quade Cummins, Weatherford, Okla. – 70-72–142
Zach Tucker, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 70-72–142
Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. – 74-68–142
McCain Schellhardt, Edmond, Okla. – 74-68–142
Mason Greenberg, Southlake, Texas – 72-70–142
Riley Pumphrey, Austin, Texas – 73-70–143
Cody Burrows, Chickasha, Okla. – 72-71–143
Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. – 71-72–143
Jeff Coffman, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 73-71–144
Jace Moore, Keller, Texas – 72-72–144
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. – 74-70–144
Jay Milinichik, Tulsa, Okla. – 73-72–145
Camden Debonis, Allen, Texas – 75-71–146
Jacob Bishop, Edmond, Okla. – 78-68–146
JC Campbell, Dallas, Texas – 72-74–146
Caleb Meyers, Edmond, Okla. – 71-75–146
Jett Johnson, Norman, Okla. – 75-72–147
Dillon Vaughn, Cleburne, Texas – 77-71–148
Brian Birchell, Edmond, Okla. – 75-73–148
Rhett Bechtel, Edmond, Okla. – 70-78–148
Mike Biata, Owasso, Okla. – 77-72–149
Blake Jackson, Edmond, Okla. – 73-76–149
Tyler Shelnutt, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 79-70–149
Andrew Lehman, Bartlesville, Okla. – 74-75–149
Dalton Rhoden, Fort Gibson, Okla. – 75-75–150
Dustin Hasley, Yukon, Okla. – 77-73–150
Cody Troutman, Edmond, Okla. – 74-76–150
Eli Armstrong, Edmond, Okla. – 76-75–151
J.R. Hurley, Norman, Okla. – 75-76–151
Sam Humphreys, Edmond, Okla. – 78-74–152
Alexander Hughes, Tulsa, Okla. – 75-77–152
Austen Fuller, Edmond, Okla. – 77-75–152
Collin Thompson, Longview, Texas – 77-75–152
Carson Seals, Ardmore, Okla. – 74-78–152
Matthew Braley, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 75-77–152
Sam Bass, Norman, Okla. – 75-78–153
Kacey Threet, Grove, Okla. – 74-79–153
Wesley Jackson, Fort Gibson, Okla. – 75-78–153
Brady Richardson, Tulsa, Okla. – 77-76–153
Jason Ohman, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 78-76–154
Jason Williams, Mobile, Ala. – 76-78–154
Chance Koon, Midwest City, Okla. – 77-77–154
William Mullins, Mansfield, Texas – 77-78–155
Scott Newell, Tulsa, Okla. – 78-77–155
Zach Partin, Lewisville, Texas – 78-77–155
Griffin Pierce, Edmond, Okla. – 77-79–156
Keaton Divelbiss, Norman, Okla. – 75-81–156
Neil Metz, Edmond, Okla. – 76-80–156
Sloan Turrentine, McKinney, Texas – 74-82–156
Chris Karlovich, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 85-71–156
Trey Hunt, Durant, Okla. – 80-77–157
Parker Rehorn, Tulsa, Okla. – 76-81–157
Quinn Redmond, Frisco, Texas – 80-78–158
Michael Jones, Edmond, Okla. – 81-79–160
Ty Howell, Norman, Okla. – 81-79–160
Kyle Smith, Houston, Texas – 83-78–161
Doug McKeever, Allen, Texas – 75-87–162
Alex Woodward, Austin, Texas – 82-81–163
Sean Savage, Tulsa, Okla. – 89-76–165
Daniel Langley, Shawnee, Okla. – 84-82–166
Payte Owen, Purcell, Okla. – 84-84–168
James Simms, Tulsa, Okla. – 85-85–170
Colin Wickman, Fort Worth, Texas – 79-WD–WD
Blake Vinson, Fort Worth, Texas – 80-NC–NC
Mark Vanhoose, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 71-NC–NC
Joel Driver, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 75-NC–NC
Dylan Igo, Mustang, Okla. – NC
Thomas Johnson, Norman, Okla. – WD
Warren McKee, Tulsa, Okla. – WD
Turner Howe, Norman, Okla. – WD
Kyle Nash, Tulsa, Okla. – WD

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