West Chester’s Reyes heads U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Hartefeld National - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

May 12, 2005

West Chester’s Reyes heads U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Hartefeld National

  AVONDALE, Pa.–Bryant Reyes of West Chester, Pa., posted a magnificent 3-under-par 69 at a windswept Hartefeld National (par 72, 6,863 yards) on Thursday to earn medallist honors in a local qualifier for the U.S. Open Championship. Reyes, 23, and six others advanced to U.S. Open sectional qualifying set for May 30 and June 6-7 at 14 nationwide sites.

This local qualifier (field of 115 players, 53 pros, 62 amateurs) was one of 107, 18-hole local qualifiers for the U.S. Open Championship that will be played June 16-19 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

  A total of 96 spots for the championship field will be divided amongst the various sectional qualifiers. A field of 156 players will compete in the U.S. Open.

  Reyes, who moved to the area just 2½ weeks ago from Pleasanton, Calif., carded four birdies and a bogey. The recent San Jose University graduate carded under-par scores on No. 5 (par 5, 534 yards) and No. 6 (par 3, 198 yards) to make the turn at 2-under-par 34. A stray tee ball on No. 14 (par 3, 174 yards) resulted in a bogey but Reyes bounced right back on the 15th hole by draining a 25-foot uphill birdie.

  “The biggest key today was switching to the 3-wood off the tee,” said Reyes. “I hit only five drivers all day. Under pressure it is easier to hit that club than the driver.”

  Reyes, a member of Hartefeld National, moved East to be with his family. His father is a vice-president for State Farm Insurance at its Concordville office.

  This is Reyes’ second time as an U.S. Open Local Qualifier medallist and fourth trip to Sectionals. However, he has never advanced past the next stage.

  Reyes was a two-time high school All-American in California and was ranked in the top 150 collegially his final two years. However, Reyes said his game has not been what he’s wanted it to be since his a left wrist injury start troubling him his sophomore season. After graduating in December, Reyes said he took a break to rehab his ailment. Now, he’s working 40 hours a week on the game.He plans on competing in a number of Golf Association of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Golf Association events before deciding whether he will travel to PGA Tour Qualifying School later in the year.

  Reyes chose Canoe Brook CC in Summit, N.J. as his sectional site.

  Rutter, a member of Berkleigh CC, will be making his first sectional appearance. The sophomore-to-be at High Point University in High Point, N.C., recorded the most memorable back nine (holes 1-9, he started on the front) of the qualifier with a 6-under-par 30. He registered birdies on his final five holes, and six of his final eight, including a 15-foot downhill chance on No. 9 (par 3, 223 yards, his 18th hole), to advance.

  “After a front side 42, I was just trying to make a respectable score,” said Rutter. “Even then, I didn’t think a 72 was going to be good enough to make it.”

  Rutter, who will travel to Canoe Brook, said that was the first time he’s ever recorded five straight birdies.

  Moses and White will also be making their first sectional appearances.

  Moses heads to Canoe Brook and White will travel to the Rockville, Md., site.

  Quinn, too, heads to Canoe Brook where he’ll look to qualify for the championship field proper. This will be his eighth attempt. Paris has made the sectional a dozen times and, too, will look for his initial U.S. Open bid at Canoe Brook.

  Bradshaw will be making his second Sectional appearance at Sections. He’ll attempt to make the U.S. Open field at Woodmont CC/Chevy Chase Club at the Rockville site.

Rank Player, hometown Score
1 Bryant Reyes, West Chester, PA 69
T2 David Bradshaw, Harpers Ferry, WV 72
T2 David Quinn, Marlton, NJ 72
T2 James White, Horsham, PA 72
T2 Michael Moses, Boothwyn, PA 72
T2 Patrick Rutter, Wyomissing, PA 72
T2 Scott Paris, Springfield, NJ 72
Alternates (in order)
T8 *Jason Westphal, Wilmington, DE 73
T8 *Chris Gallagher, West Chester, PA 73
T8 *Conrad Von Borsig, Swarthmore, PA 73
T8 *Billy Mullen, Norristown, Pa 73
Failed to qualify
T8 Billy Stewart, Devon, PA 73
T8 Robby Walizer, State College, PA 73
T14 George Frake II, Medford, NJ 74
T14 Paul Polinsky, Abington, PA 74
T14 Peter Barron III, Mays Landing, NJ 74
T14 Rich Thon, Swarthmore, PA 74
T14 Robert McNamara, Charlottesville, VA 74
T14 Scott Ehrlich, Blue Bell, PA 74
T14 Tug Maude, Rosemont, PA 74
T21 Alex Knoll, Bethlehem, PA 75
T21 Dave McNabb, Newark, DE 75
T21 John Appleget, Dorothy, NJ 75
T21 John Michael Pelet, Atglen, PA 75
T21 John Spina, Schwenksville, PA 75
T21 Keith Unikel, Great Falls, VA 75
T21 Rich Steinmetz, Perkiomenville, PA 75
T21 Tyler Randol, Lawrence, NY 75
T21 Vance Welch, Cross Creek, MD 75
T30 Bill Jeremiah, West Grove, PA 76
T30 Christopher Gray, Newark, DE 76
T30 Daren Johnson, Tampa, FL 76
T30 Paul Liebezeit, Paoli, PA 76
T30 Rich Pruchnik, West Chester, PA 76
T30 William Reilly, Dresher, PA 76
T36 Adam Cohan, Wayne, PA 77
T36 Christopher Gold, Haddonfield, NJ 77
T36 Eric Murphy, Cywynedd, PA 77
T36 Johnny Murphy, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 77
T36 Mike Moffat, Warrington, PA 77
T36 Ryan Felpel, Lancaster, PA 77
T42 Anthony Napoletano, Springfield, PA 78
T42 Chris Wilkinson, Wilmington, DE 78
T42 Garry Marker, Northfield, NJ 78
T42 Jason Cohan, Wayne, PA 78
T42 Joe Makowski, Philadelphia, PA 78
T42 Matthew Gaffney, Sewell, NJ 78
T42 Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley, PA 78
T49 Christopher Boos, King of Prussia, PA 79
T49 Hugh Reilly, Willow Grove, PA 79
T49 Mark Sheftic, New Oxford, PA 79
T49 Robert Bishop, Coatesville, PA 79
T49 Sean Leonard, Voorhees, NJ 79
T49 Steve Walczak, Greenville, DE 79
T55 Brian Garnsey, Dover, DE 80
T55 Britton Murdoch, Bryn Mawr, PA 80
T55 Jeff Crittenden, Oxford, PA 80
T55 John Samaha, Ambler, PA 80
T55 Sean Szerencsits, Coplay, PA 80
T55 Tony Bostic, Vienna, VA 80
T61 Barry Dear, Sewell, NJ 81
T61 Carl Wagner, Dallas, TX 81
T61 David Seeman, Hockessin, DE 81
T61 Geoff Kelowitz, Jim Thorpe, PA 81
T61 Jeffrey Wambold, Macungie, PA 81
T61 Jim Smith Jr, Jenkintown, PA 81
T61 Joshua Williamowsky, Newark, DE 81
T61 William Jaworski, Voorhees, NJ 81
T69 Brian Gillespie, Wayne, PA 82
T69 Chris Ault, Levittown, PA 82
T69 Jack Helms, Wallingford, PA 82
T69 John Robinson, North Wales, PA 82
T69 Logan Terry, Plymouth Meeting, PA 82
T69 Robert Strano, Chesapeake Beach, MD 82
T69 Sean Smyth, Harrisburg, PA 82
T76 Blake Tyson, Chesapeake, VA 83
T76 Ed Brown, Rehoboth Beach, DE 83
T76 Eric Figueroa, Kennett Square, PA 83
T76 Ken Sands, Narvon, PA 83
T76 Maxwell Wyndorf, Chadds Ford, PA 83
T76 Patrick Garrison, Folsom, Pa 83
T76 Pete Widdoes, Landenberg, PA 83
T76 Robert Passarelli, Kennett Square, PA 83
T76 Stephen Intrieri, Mount Laurel, NJ 83
T76 Stephen Walton, West Chester, PA 83
T86 Dale Lafferty, Coatesville, PA 84
T86 Patrick Simmons, Hockessin, DE 84
T86 Steven Garcia, Willingboro, NJ 84
T89 Bill Gropp, Media, PA 85
T89 Brian Corcoran, Vienna, VA 85
T89 Brian Rothaus, Huntingdon Valley, PA 85
T89 Christopher Kaspar, North Wales, Pa 85
T89 Zach Smith, New Britain, PA 85
T94 Bill Murray, Haddon Twp., NJ 86
T94 Robert Lennon, Egg Harbor Twsp, NJ 86
T96 Christopher Edge, Galloway, NJ 87
T96 Daniel Terlescki, Phoenixville, PA 87
T96 James Kieserman, Blue Bell, PA 87
T96 Michael Bieler, Pottstown, PA 87
T100 Alex Straub, West Grove, PA 88
T100 Dustin Starer, Wallingford, PA 88
102 David Atkinson, Ellicott City, MD 89
103 Joseph Schulte, Landenberg, PA 90
104 Michael Schaffer, Vineland, NJ 92
105 Stephen Arnold, Langhorne, PA 93
T106 Brian Rashley, North Wales, PA 94
T106 Erick Wyatt, Lansdowne, VA 94
108 Charles Haines, Mechanicsburg, PA 98
T109 Frank Hesson, Merchantville, NJ DQ
T109 Freddy Henriquez, Kennett Square, PA WD
T109 John Fizer, Trenton, NJ WD
T109 Larry Silk, Atlantic City, NJ WD
T109 Patrick Shine, Wilmington, DE WD
T109 Steve Bourbon, Southampton, NY WD
T109 Stephen Sigmon, Camden, DE NC
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawl; NC-no card

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