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UNCG's Nick Lyerly qualifies for US Amateur
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 07/17/2019
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UNCG's Nick Lyerly
Courtesy: Tim Cowie

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Rising UNC Greensboro men’s golf junior Nick Lyerly has become the second Spartan in as many days to qualify for the 2019 US Amateur after carding a 137 (73-64) during the two-round US Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, North Carolina.

Lyerly earned the final qualifying spot during a three-player playoff after posting an 8-under-par 64 during Wednesday’s second round. He will join UNCG teammate Jonathan Brightwell at the US Amateur, which will take place Aug. 12-18 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.

During his first two seasons at UNCG, the Salisbury, North Carolina, native has won at least a share of three individual medalists, including the 2018 Southern Conference Championship. Additionally, Lyerly finished in first place at the 2019 Martin Downs Collegiate and tied for first at the 2019 Southern Conference Championship before falling in a two-hole playoff.

In each of Lyerly’s first two collegiate seasons, the Spartans have qualified for the NCAA Regionals after earning the SoCon’s automatic bid.

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