July 29, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. - Capping off an incredible summer of golf, former Belmont men's golfer Brenton Flynn, a Centreville, Virginia native, has qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship to be held next month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It marks the third United States Golf Association (USGA) Championship Brenton has competed in during the last three months.
Flynn, a four-year letterwinner who graduated in 2006 and currently resides in Nashville, qualified for the country's oldest national championship last Monday at Victoria National Golf Club in Evansville, Indiana. He posted a 36-hole score of 146 (70-76) to earn one of three spots available at that site.
Previous to earning a spot in the U.S. Amateur, Flynn reached the sectional qualifying stage for the 2009 U.S. Open in June and then competed in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship held earlier this month in Norman, Oklahoma, where he failed to advance out of the stroke play portion of the event.
The 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship will be held August 24-30 at famed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Southern Hills has been the site of 14 major championships, including most recently the 2007 PGA Championship and the 2001 U.S. Open. This year's championship will mark the second time the U.S. Amateur has been played at Southern Hills.
For more information on the championship, go www.usga.com.