TROY, Ala. – Rising Troy sophomore Tolver Dozier earned a coveted spot in the United States Amateur Championship after he shot a 9-under-par 135 (65-70) over two rounds in a qualifying event at Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, Ala., on Monday.
Dozier, a native of Dothan, Ala., had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Trojans as he finished second on the team with a 73.41 stroke average. He turned in his best finish of the season for Troy at the Sun Belt Championship where he placed sixth overall.
“I am really proud of him,” Troy head coach Matt Terry said. “This is a major accomplishment for any amateur golfer and Tolver has worked extremely hard to reach this goal. He really came on strong in the spring and lowered his stroke average by over a shot. Tolver has continued his strong play this summer and I am excited about his future.”
An American Junior Golf Association Scholastic All-American at Dothan High School, Dozier finished second in the qualifying event to earn his spot in the U.S. Amateur Championship on Aug. 13-19 at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. The winner of the U.S. Amateur receives an invitation to play in all of the majors with the exception of the PGA Championship, while the runner-up receives an invitation to play in the Masters and U.S. Open.
Dozier entered the final 18 holes of the qualifier in a tie for first place after carding a 7-under 65 in the first round; the top three finishers advanced to the U.S. Amateur Championship.