Weldon Qualifies for U.S. Public Links

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State men's golf senior-to-be Kyle Weldon will compete in his second-straight U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship after winning a qualifying event, Monday and Tuesday, at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri.

After going wire-to-wire to win the qualifying event last year, Weldon had to come from behind as he shot an even-par 71 on Monday before firing a 3-under par 68 during Tuesday's second round. Weldon's 36-hole score of 139 was three strokes better than a pair of golfers at even-par 142.

Last year at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Weldon carded a two-round score of 141 to enter match play ranked No. 21. He won his first match, 4&2, but fell in round two to eventual champion, Jordan Niebrugge, 6&4.

The 89th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship will be conducted July 14-19, at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas. The first two days will be stroke play as the field will be cut to 64 competitors for six rounds of match play. For more information on the event, visit www.usga.org.