Brad Valois Qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur
Rhode Island’s Brad Valois survived a 4-for-2 playoff and is headed to the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Erin Hills in Wisconsin next month.
Valois was one of three players that qualified for the U.S. Mid-Am Monday at Connecticut National Golf Club.
He is the only Rhode Islander who made the cut.
For Valois, this is the second USGA event that he has qualified for this year.
He, along with Bobby Leopold and Andrew O’Leary will be playing in next week’s U.S. Amateur in New Jersey.
Valois opened with a birdie on the first hole at CT National, and then followed up with another birdie on the fifth hole and an eagle on the sixth hole to get to four-under for the tournament.
However, he bogeyed the eighth hole to turn at 32.
The four-time RI Amateur champ then bogeyed the tenth and 12th holes to drop back to one-under par and outside the cut line.
Valois bounced back with a birdie on the14th hole, before bogeyed 17 and then making a clutch birdie on 18 to finish at two-under.