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Joey Wiseman qualifies for U.S. amatuer golf championship

Joey Wiseman qualifies for U.S. amatuer golf championship
Joey Wiseman qualifies for U.S. amatuer golf championship
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By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

Almost a month after his brother Timothy captured his first-ever PGA pro title, Corydon Central alumnus Joey Wiseman made strides in the amateur circuit at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Persimmon Woods Golf Club in St. Louis last week.

Wiseman, who recently completed his junior season at Ball State University, took part in the two-day event last Tuesday and Wednesday. On the first day, Wiseman birdied at the third, fourth and 17th holes, overcoming a double bogey at hole 16 to finish the day with a one-under-par of 70. The score was good enough for third, finishing in a four-way tie with Mac McClear (Hinsdale, Ill.), Trip Sanfelippo (Wildwood, Mo.) and Yu Ta Tsai (Chinese Taipei).

On the second day, Wiseman had a better performance despite suffering bogeys on four holes. He made up for it with birdies at seven holes to post a 3-under-par score of 68. While the two-day score of 138 wasn’t enough to snatch medalist honors from eventual winner Timmy Crawford (Arlington Heights, Ill.), it was enough to hold off four golfers who finished with scores of 142.

By finishing in the top four, Wiseman officially qualifies for the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship next month at the Ridgewood and Arcola Country Clubs in Paramus, N.J. The event will begin Monday, Aug. 15, and run through Sunday, Aug. 21. Live coverage will be given Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Peacock TV before switching to the Golf Channel from 4 to 6 p.m.

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