VERMILLION — South Dakota senior Matt Tolan makes a return trip to the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship after qualifying through the Wisconsin Qualifier at the end of July. The Championship takes place August 11-18 at the legendary Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Tolan placed runner-up at the Wisconsin Qualifier with 138 strokes to finish 2-under-par. Throughout the 36-hole event, the native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was a model of consistency with 26 pars, the second-most in the field. He also tallied six birdies to rank in a tie for sixth in the field.
Three players qualified from the 82-player field along with two alternates.
He qualifies for his second U.S. Amateur Championship having competed in the 2017 version in Los Angeles, California. It is the third time in four years South Dakota has representation at the U.S. Amateur as Tommy Vining qualified for the 2016 championship.
Tolan enters his senior campaign at South Dakota ranked second in program history with 31 rounds at or below par. His career .583 won-lost percentage is currently fourth all-time.
The U.S. Amateur Championship opens with two rounds of stroke play. The low 64 scorers from stroke play qualify for match play with the Championship taking place Sunday, Aug. 18.