Michigan Summer Updates: O'Neill Takes Third at Eastern Amateur

Last updated July 15, 2013

Thu-Sun., July 11-14, 2013 -- Chris O'Neill finished third at the 2013 Eastern Amateur Championship, held at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth, Va. After opening with a six-under 64, he followed with rounds of two-under 68 and one-over 71 to stay in the hunt for medalist honors. A closing four-under 66 helped him tally an 11-under 269 total, as he earned a top-three finish and just missed the title by three shots. [ Eastern Amateur Results ]

Tue-Fri, July 9-12, 2013 -- Brett McIntosh tied for 35th with a 299 72-hole total at the 2013 Investors Group Ontario Amateur Championship held at the OslerBrook Golf and Country Club in Collingwood, Ontario. McIntosh posted round scores of 74, 75, 73 and 77 for his 299 tally. [ Ontario Amateur Championship | McIntosh Scorecard ]

Monday, July 1, 2013 -- Using a six-under 136 total, incoming freshman Bryce Evon won his qualifier at the Moundbuilders Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. After opening with a 67 and followed with a 69 to win by six shots to advance to the U.S. Junior Am being played at the Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif. [ U.S. Junior Amateur | Qualifier ]

Fri-Sun., June 21-23, 2013 -- Current Wolverine Chris O'Neill advanced to the match-play semifinal of the Richmond Golf Association City Amateur Championship at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Va. O'Neill lost 1-up in his semifinal match to eventual champion Adam Ball, who plays collegiately at VCU. O'Neill was the No. 16 seed after stroke-play qualifying and defeated No. 17 Steve Serrao (1-up) in the first round, No. 1 seed Jordan Utley (1-up) in the second round and No. 25 seed J. Newman (1-up) in the quarterfinal to advance to the final four of the amateur championship. [ Richmond Golf Association | O'Neill Article (Richmond Times) | Match Play Brackets ]

Tue-Sat., June 18-22, 2013 -- Former Wolverine Andrew Chapman (1999-2002) used a 20-foot putt on the 18th hole to claim a 1-up victory over former U-M baseball standout Mike Ignasiak to win the 102nd Michigan Amateur Championship played at the Muskegon Country Club in Muskegon, Mich. Chapman earned the No. 32 seed after stroke play (71-80/151) and played his way to the championship with wins over No. 33 Brett Quitiquit (3-and-1), No. 1 seed Tom Werkmeister (21 holes), No. 17 seed Nikolaj Brons-Piche (2-and-1) in the Sweet 16, No. 41 Nate Golomb (4-and-2) in the quarterfinal and No. 12 Brad Bastion (3-and-2) in the semifinal. Incoming freshman Reed Hrynewich earned the No. 5 seed (72-73/145) and breezed through his first match over Charlie Olson, 5-and-4, before losing to No. 28 Casey Baker in 19 holes in the second round. Current Wolverine Andrew Yeager was the No. 30 seed (75-76/151) for match play and beat No. 35 Jeff Champine, 4-and-2, before losing to Ignasiak, 4-and-2. [ Chapman Wins Michigan Am | Michigan Amateur | Qualifying Results | Stroke Play Results | Match Play Bracket ]

Friday, June 14, 2013 -- Former Wolverine Justin Hicks (1997) just missed advancing at the U.S. Open by a single shot. After opening with a first-round score of 76, Hicks followed with a 73 on the second day to post a 149 two-round total. With scores coming in, he waited and found out he missed the cut by a single shot (148). It was the fifth time and third straight U.S. Open he has played in. [ U.S. Open | Leaderboard ]

Thursday, June 13, 2013 -- Four Wolverines made the cut at the 2013 Michigan Open held at the Orchards Golf Club in Washington, Mich., as former Wolverine Matt Thompson (2009-12) posted the highest U-M finish, tying for sixth at 282 (70-70-70-72). Other U-M finishes included Scott Hayes (1998-2001) tying for 28th (71-73-71-78/293), Randy Erskine (1968-70) tying for 53rd (77-73-73-76/299) and Andrew Yeager tying for 58th (75-73-74-79/301). Other U-M players who did not make the cut were Jimmy Wisinski (76-76/152), Noori Hyun (77-81/156), Brian Ottenweller (82-77/159) and Matt Felsenfeld (87-86/163). [ Live Scoring ]

Friday, June 7, 2013 -- Tee times and pairings have been set for the 96th Michigan Open at The Orchards Golf Clun in Washington, Mich. A total of eight Wolverines -- two current and six alumni -- will be part of the field. Current U-M golfers Noori Hyun will tee off No. 1 at 8:18 a.m., while Andrew Yeager begins on No. 10 at 9:39 a.m. The list of alums starting off No. 1 include Brian Ottenweller (2005-08) at 8:54 a.m. and Scott Hayes (1998-2001) at9:12 a.m., while off No. 10 will be Matt Felsenfeld (2012) at 8 a.m., Jimmy Wisinski (2003-06) at 8:18 a.m., Matt Thompson (2009-12) at 8:54 a.m. and Randy Erskine (1968-70) at 1:42 p.m. [ Michigan Open | Tee Sheet PDF | Live Scoring ]

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 -- Chris O'Neill used a round tally of one-over 73 at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen, Va., to qualify for a spot at both the Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship and the State Open of Virginia. The VSGA Am will be played at the Homestead June 25-29in Hot Springs, Va., while the State Open will be played July 18-21 at the Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Va. [ VSGA Amateur | State Open of Virginia | Qualifying Results ]

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 -- Andrew Yeager fired a round of 70 to earn co-medalist honors at the 102nd Michigan Amateur Second Chance Qualifier at the Owosso Country Club in Owosso, Mich. Yeager will now be part of the Michigan Am field, which will be held June 18-22 at the Muskegon Country Club in Muskegon, Mich. [ Michigan Amateur | Qualifying Results ]

Monday, June 3, 2013 -- Former Michigan golfer Justin Hicks qualified for his fifth U.S. Open after tying for ninth with a 136 total at his sectional qualifier at the Brookside Golf & Country and the Lakes Golf & Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. He opened with a six-under 66 and followed with a two-under 70 to earn one of 15 spots to the PGA major. It marks his fifth overall and third straight U.S. Open appearance -- 2004 (missed cut, 75-71/146); 2008 (t-74th, 68-80-75-75/301); 2011 (t-60th, 74-71-76-71/292) and 2012 (cut, 75-74/149). [ U.S. Open | Sectional Results ]

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 -- For the third consecutive year, incoming freshman Tom Swanson captured the Montana State B state individual title while helping his Loyola Sacred Heart squad to its fifth straight team title. After opening with an even-par 71 at the Eagle Bend Golf Club in Big Fork, Mont., Swanson followed with a one-under 70 to post a 141 total, winning by 11 shots over teammate Justin Galiher (152). [ Missoulian Recap ]

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 -- With a round tally of 72, Andrew Yeager tied for sixth at his Michigan Open qualifier held at the Country Club of Lansing in Lansing, Mich. By claiming one of 15 spots at his qualifier, Yeager advances to the Michigan Open, which will be played Monday through Thursday, June 10-13, at the Orchards Golf Club in Washington, Mich. [ Results PDF | Michigan Open ]

Sat-Sun., May 18-20, 2013 -- With a 211 54-hole total, Andrew Yeager was the medalist runner-up at the 2013 West Michigan Amateur Championship at the Quail Ridge Golf Course in Ada, Mich. After opening with a round of 71, he followed with a 69 to hold the tournament lead after the first day. In the final round, he posted a 71; however, Tom Werkmeister's final-round 67 helped him to a 210 total and pass Yeager to claim the title by just a single shot. [ West Michigan Golf | West Michigan Am Results PDF ]

Sat-Mon., May 18-20, 2013 -- Incoming freshman Bryce Evon was the medalist runner-up at the Under-19 Investors Group Junior Spring Classic held ta the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario. After opening with rounds of 74 and one-under 71, Evon closed with an even-par 72, including three birdies in his final five holes, to finish second at one-over 217 -- just a shot behind Jake McNulty's even-par 216. [ Results | Evon Scorecard ]