June 24, 2013
Air Force rising senior Kyle Westmoreland continued his outstanding play this summer by tying for fourth place last week at the 98th annual Southwestern Amateur on the Nicklaus Signature Renegade Course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Westmoreland fired a four-round total of one-under par 279, including a two-under 68 and three-under 67 in his final two rounds. He finished three shots behind tournament champion J.T. Poston.
The top fifteen finishers are exempt into next year's tournament
As the highest-ranked amateur golf tournament in the Southwest, the championship attracts the world’s best amateur golfers who will have a rare opportunity to compete on Renegade, which has won international accolades for its scenic beauty and appeal to golfers of varying levels. This 7,412-yard course is also known for its four sets of tees on 16 holes. It has earned a place on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”
Westmoreland, along with Air Force associate head coach Chris Wilson, will be two of 68 competitors vying for three spots in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Monday, June 24 in qualifying at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor. Westmoreland qualified for the national Amateur Public Links tournament last year. This year’s national APL is set for July 15-20 in Lorton, Va.