July 16, 2013
WILTON, Conn. - Ole Miss sophomore Blake Morris captured medalist honors during sectional qualifying for the 113th U.S. Amateur Championships at the Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday.
Morris fired back-to-back rounds of 66 and 69 to finish 9-under and win the event by six strokes. The Waterbury, Conn., native also qualified for the nation's top amateur tournament last year and just missed the cut after carding back-to-back rounds of 72 at the Cherry Hills Village Country Club near Denver, Colo.
"Blake's summer has been a little up-and-down in results," said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross. "He did see his swing instructor a few weeks ago and got some things worked out. He always works hard on his game. I am proud of him for his efforts and proud that he will be playing in the U.S. Amateur for the second year in a row."
Sponsored by the U.S. Golf Association, the 113th U.S. Amateur begins August 12 at the Brookline Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The 7,373 yard, par-72 course has hosted numerous prestigious events over the years including the 1999 Ryder Cup and 1913 U.S. Open.
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