Fond du Lac native Joe DuChateau advances to U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament
Former Fond du Lac standout golfer Joe DuChateau qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament earlier this week at Mascoutin Country Club in Berlin. DuChateau, who also golfed at UW-Green Bay, was one of two golfers to advance to the U.S. Amateur to be held Aug. 13-19. The U.S. Amateur will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Golf Course in California.
DuChateau — who posted rounds of 71 and 69 to total 140 — finished the two-day qualifying tournament at 4-under par, two shots behind Brian Ohr of Wheeling, Ill. The duo were the only two golfers to finish under par for the tournament. Four golfers tied for third place, five shots behind DuChateau.
This will be the third time the U.S. Amateur will be held at Pebble Beach and will start with two rounds of qualifying, which will be held on both courses. The top 64 golfers following qualifying will then compete in match play competition at Pebble Beach, with the 36-hole final slated for Aug. 19. Former U.S. Amateur champions include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Moore, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Doc Redman won the 2017 tournament held at Riviera Country Club.
Another former Fond du Lac golfer, Christopher Colla, finished in a tie for 18th at the qualifying tournament, while Ryonen Faris tied for 40th.