Golf: Hermantown's Sundbom medalist at US Open local qualifying
A 36-hole final qualifying stands between Sundbom and the U.S. Open.
What has already been a productive golf season for Hermantown native Taylor Sundbom got even more interesting on Monday when Sundbom was the medalist at a U.S. Open local qualifying event in Edina, Minnesota.
Sundbom was the only golfer to break par over 18 holes at Windsong Farm, and his 1-under-70 was more than enough to ensure himself a place in the final qualifying event to take place either May 23 or June 6 at one of 11 predetermined sites.
Sundbom put together a nearly impeccable round, with two birdies and just one bogey. He teed off on 10, making eight consecutive pars before birdeing the 18th. On the front side, he made five more pars and a birdie at No. 6 and kept a bogey off his card until his penultimate hole. He hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation. Five players in the field of 80 qualified for the next phase of qualifying for the national championship, to take place June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Sundbom has qualified for USGA events before, making the 2017 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Less than two weeks ago, Sundbom finished 13th at qualifying school for the PGA Tour Canada, which earned him conditional (standby) status for those events.
Last season, Sundbom won the Arrowhead Invitational for the fourth time, as well as titles at Northland and Cloquet country clubs.