Facebook Twitter

Ex-pro who turned amateur qualifies for U.S. Mid-Am

SHARE Ex-pro who turned amateur qualifies for U.S. Mid-Am

Jon Wright, a former professional golfer who recently regained his amateur status, was the low qualifier at the U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying Monday at the Salt Lake Country Club.

The 35-year-old Wright fired a 4-under-par 68 for medalist honors and was joined by St. George's Greg Hunt and Salt Lake's Paul Winterowd as qualifiers for next month's U.S. Mid-Amateur at Forest Highlands G.C. in Flagstaff, Ariz. The U.S. Mid-Amateur champion will receive an invitation to the Masters.

Hunt, who just completed his eligibility at BYU, shot 69, while Winterowd, a former University of Utah golfer, came in at 70.

Orem's Steve Borget shot 71 and is the first alternate, while Brady Boman won a playoff with Jeff Goettsche and Corey Matthews to become the second alternate after the three tied at 72. Fifty-seven golfers entered the tournament.