Juffer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Ben Juffer

Aug. 9, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior golfer Ben Juffer carded a 36-hole score of 3-under par 139 at Tallgrass Country Club in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Juffer shot a 1-over par 72 during round one, but turned in a 4-under par 67 during the second round to claim the only qualifying spot out of 24 competitors at the Wichita qualifier. Juffer took home a four-stroke victory over Chris Reinert, who finished second, while Oklahoma State golfer Talor Gooch came in third.

By making four birdies over the final nine holes of the second round, including a chip-in from 30 feet on his 35th hole, Juffer became the 14th Wildcat to qualify for the U.S. Amateur since 1999 and is the first since Mitchell Gregson in 2009.

The 2011 U.S. Amateur will be held August 22-28, at Erin Hills Country Club in Erin, Wis. For more information on the U.S. Amateur, visit www.usga.org.