Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Senior Joseph Bramlett qualifies for the US Open while 4 other Stanford players miss cut

Senior captain Joseph Bramlett is headed to the beach (Pebble Beach that is) after graduation after qualifying for the US Open yesterday with rounds of 65-71 playing at Del Paso CC in Sacramento. Joseph had a quick turnaround from Stanford's competition at the NCAA Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee where the Cardinal finished tied for 5th.

The Sacramento Bee reports:  Bramlett, 22, a Saratoga resident, gave himself a whopper of a college graduation present with rounds of 65 and 71. He will graduate from Stanford on Sunday.
Bramlett ... birdied his final hole to avoid a playoff, sinking an 8-foot putt he assumed would be relevant.
"I hit some loose shots in the afternoon," he said, "but I bounced back every time. And I made a putt that I pretty much knew I had to have."
Bramlett majored in communications. How does he plan to utilize his degree?
"To play pro golf," he said.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/08/2805755/a-driver-to-the-beach.html#ixzz0qI37WIda
The US Open will be played at Pebble Beach June 14-20 and it will be a return to a very familiar course for Bramlett who hails from nearby Saratoga, California. In 2005 Joseph was a finalist at the California State Amateur Championship played at Pebble Beach and he has played there many other times.

Joseph was the youngest qualifier for the US Amateur at age 14 and he had a brilliant career as a junior golfer. For one of the most highly recruited golfers to come into Stanford, the last two years have been difficult ones due to a wrist injury. After playing a major role as a freshman in Stanford NCAA Championship in 2007, Bramlett was named a 2nd team All-American. His wrist injuries cut short his next two seasons and affected his senior season until the spring.

Here are complete results from Joseph's Sectional Qualifying site. At the NCGA site you'll find the photo above and this story of the Sacramento qualifying results.

Other Stanford golfers who competed in sectional qualifiers and failed to advance were All-American sophomore David Chung, 17-year old incoming freshman Cameron Wilson, and alums Joel Kribel and Jim Seki.

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