Northwestern alum falls short of qualifying for PGA Championship

Bartelt just missed the 36-hole cut for the event, which concluded on Wednesday in Austin, Texas.

Reece Bartelt
Northwestern High School graduate Reece Bartelt played in the PGA Professional Championship April 17-20 in Austin, Texas.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Northwestern High School alum Reece Bartelt only made it halfway through the PGA Professional Championship this week, falling short of qualification for next month's PGA Championship tournament.

Bartelt, 30, and a teaching pro in the Chicago area, carded 74-70 over the first two days of the event at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on Sunday and Monday, April 17-18. The 3-over-par total left him one shot below the 36-hole cut.

Bartelt made six bogeys and three birdies in his opening round. He was 1-under for the day in round two before making three straight bogeys on holes 9, 10 and 11 to seal his fate despite playing the last seven holes in 2-under.

The top 20 in the field of 144 players earned exemptions into the PGA Championship, which begins May 19 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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