BRAD CURREN BECOMES SECOND NOVA SCOTIAN TO QUALIFY FOR THE USGA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Nova Scotia Golf Association – Hammonds Plains native Brad Curren recently became the second golfer from Nova Scotia to qualify from the 2016 US Amateur that will take place on August 15-21 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Michigan.
The 22 year-old graduated of Charles P Allen High School competed in the US Amateur Qualifier at the Oldfield Golf Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina on July 20-21. He fired a two round total of 141 to secure his spot at the US Amateur Championship.
Curren grew up playing at the Oakfield Golf Club and recently graduated with high honours with a degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He had a successful academic and golf career with USCB and recently led the Sand Sharks to an eigthth-place finish at the 2016 NAIA National Championship. During his senior year Curren was ranked 21st in the NAIA Conference and was named as an All-American in conference. He was one of only four Canadians named to the 2016 NAIA All-American team.
He will travel to Oakland Hills in August to compete in a field of 312 competitors in a 36-hole stroke play competition. After the 36 holes the field will be reduced to the top 64, who will then compete in the match play format. The US Amateur Champion and runner-up will earn spots to compete at the 2016 Masters and British Open.
The historic Oakland Hills Golf Club has played host to a total of 9 major professional championships (6 US Opens & 3 PGA Championships), two USGA Senior Opens and the 2004 Ryder Cup.
Joining Curren from Nova Scotia at the 2016 US Amateur Championship is Eric Banks (Truro) who also recently qualified at the Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, Mass.
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