Fresh off his standout rookie season at Liberty, Isaiah Logue has continued his strong play and advanced to the next round of qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open.
Logue, two days after completing competition at the 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, posted a 4-under par 68 at Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Md., last Monday.
The 4-under par score was the second-best score posted at the event, allowing the Fairfield, Pa., native to advance to the U.S. Open sectional qualifier. Local qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open took place at 111 sites around the country between May 4 and May 21.
Logue has now advanced to the second and final stage of qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open, which will be held at 10 locations around the world (eight in the United States, one in England and one in Japan). International qualifiers take place on May 25, while the U.S. qualifiers are on June 8.
Played over 36 holes in one day, sectional qualifying is a test of skill and endurance, with only a handful of available spots at each site. The number of qualifying spots is determined by the quality and quantity of the field at each location.
The location for Logue's sectional qualifying event will be determined by the United States Golf Association (U.S.G.A.) in the coming weeks.
Competitors at the 10 sectional qualifying events will be vying for a handful of spots in the field for the 2015 U.S. Open. This year's national championship event will be contested at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash., June 18-21.
This is not the first time that Logue has had success at a U.S.G.A sponsored event. Last summer, Logue advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2014 U.S. Amateur, held at the Highlands Course of the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
Logue is coming off an award-winning year at Liberty, one that included him being named the 2015 Big South Men's Golf Freshman of the Year.
He finished the season with a 72.78 stroke average, the seventh best single-season mark in program history and second best among freshmen players (Chase Marinell finished his freshman year with a 72.73 stroke average).
He ranked second on the team in stroke average and posted four top 10 finishes. After being named Big South Freshman of the Week seven times during the season, he earned a place on the All-Big South first team and Big South All-Freshman squad.
The Fairfield, Pa., native closed out the year with 16 of his 36 rounds at par or better, including the second round at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. He finished the event tied for 55th place with a 7-over par 223 (78-72-73).
Logue was competing in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional as an individual. He was the fourth player in program history to be selected as an individual to an NCAA Regional field and the first since 2010 (Robert Karlsson and Max McKay).
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