CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former Charleston Southern golfer Art Griffin earned a spot in the United States Amateur for the third consecutive year on Monday. Griffin won co-medalist honors at the Hamilton, New York, qualifier to advance to the 312-player stroke play portion of the event, which begins August 13 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Griffin carded a four-under par 140 over 36 holes at Seven Oaks Golf Club to claim one of three qualifying spots out of the 84-player field. The Lake Placid native posted a 71 in the morning and closed strong with a 69 in the afternoon.
Out of 7,463 total entrants in the 118th Amateur, Griffin will now take his place among 312 hopefuls for a berth in the 64-player match play field. Stroke play will be contested August 13 and 14 at Pebble Beach and nearby Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif. Match play begins August 15 and concludes with the championship match on August 19.
Griffin completed his eligibility at CSU last spring and will join the program as a student assistant coach this year as he completes his degree. He advanced to the Round of 32 in last year's Amateur, and made it to the stroke play portion in 2016.