Billy Peel, a senior member of Eastern’s golf team, qualified for the 111th U.S. Amatuer Championships.

By Ryan Alves

Senior Colonel golfer Billy Peel qualified for the 111th U.S. Amatuer golf championships played at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

Peel shot rounds of 75 and 68 in the 36-hole qualifier to tie for second place, which eventually sent him on to the most prestigous amateur tournament in the United States.  

Peel started the U.S. Amateur Monday morning, and shot an even par 70 in his first round, which put him tied for 36th place on day one.

Day two’s play was suspended for inclement weather. When play stopped, Peel’s score was at one over for the tournament.

Final results were not available as of press time, but complete coverage can  be found online at www.easternprogress.com.