GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Former Green Bay student-athletes continue to have success after competing for the Phoenix as men's golf alumni Adam Austreng (Shawano, Wis.) recently qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Austreng qualified at the Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., finishing atop the leaderboard shooting 144.
The U.S. Amateur is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for amateur golfers. This year's amateur championship will be held in Austreng's home state of Wisconsin Aug. 22-28 at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin.
"I am very excited to have qualified for this tournament and make my way back to Wisconsin to play on my home turf," said Austreng.
Over the past two years Erin Hills has undergone several renovations, which will surely be a test for the best amateurs in the world, including Austreng.
"I will be sporting my Green Bay Phoenix golf bag at the tournament and hope to get some TV time so everyone can see my Alma mater being represented," Austreng said.
Austreng finished his career at Green Bay on a high note, selected to the seven-player All-Horizon League team after finishing 10th place in the Horizon League championship his senior year.
For the first time since 1997, for all spectators, there will be no admission or parking charge for the U.S. Amateur Championship. For directions and more information on Erin Hills and Amateur Championship, click here.