GREENVILLE, S.C. - Daniel Stanley, who recently completed his collegiate golf career at Newberry College, has qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, to be held at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon on June 27-July 2. Stanley becomes the first recorded Newberry golfer to qualify for this prestigious amateur tournament.
Stanley, who was a four-time all-South Atlantic Conference player and two-time SAC Tournament champion, shot a 139 over the course of two rounds Monday in a sectional qualifier at the Furman University Golf Club in Greenville. He is one of three golfers from that sectional to qualify for the Amateur Public Links tournament.
This is Stanley's second qualification for a USGA event, as the Boiling Springs native also qualified for the 2007 US Junior Amateur Championships.
"I can't say enough how happy I am for Daniel," said Newberry head coach Brian McCants. "He has tried for 4 years to get back into a USGA event. I know he will have a great week at Bandon and if that putter of his gets hot, he will be tough to beat in match play."
The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx, is one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. The tournament was devised as, and remains, a championship for golfers who play on public courses, as members of private clubs are barred from entry. For more information on the tournament, please visit www.USGA.org.