In the primary U.S. Amateur Four-Ball in two years, Florida teenagers Kiko Francisco Coelho and Leopoldo Herrera III teamed as much as win at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.
Last 12 months’s occasion was among the many many U.S. Golf Association occasions canceled in 2020 as a result of COVID pandemic.
Coelho, 18, and Herrera, 19, gained the 2021 Four-Ball after making birdie on the primary additional gap to defeat Brendan MacDougall and Sam Meek. The Canadian duo nearly gained the match on 18 however MacDougall’s eagle pitch from off the inexperienced hit the flagstick however didn’t go in. This was the primary USGA occasion Coelho and Herrera had entered.
The win will get every of them into the 121st U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, in Augusta. Earlier this 12 months, the USGA upgraded the exemption classes for its two Four-Ball competitions, including spots to the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Herrera simply completed his freshman season at Central Florida. Coelho, who grew up in Portugal, might be a freshman at Arizona State this fall. He can even compete within the U.S. Junior Amateur in July at The Country Club of North Carolina.
Chambers Bay, which hosted the 2015 U.S. Open gained by Jordan Spieth, was just lately awarded the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The remaining spherical of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball golf championship on May 26, 2021, at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo by Ted S. Warren/Associated Press