Bellingham golfer Rick Weihe missed advancing to the match play rounds of the United States Golf Association's Senior Amateur Championship by 4 strokes after he shot a 6-over 77 during the second round of qualification on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J.
Weihe, who was playing in the Senior Amateur Championship for the third time, tied for 93rd in the two stroke-play rounds of qualifying with a 153. Only the top 64 advanced to the match play, and the cut ended up being at 149.
Unlike in Saturday's first round, Weihe struggled on the front nine, shooting a 3-over 39 with bogeys on the fourth, sixth and seventh holes. He unfortunately did not have any birdies to make up any strokes and had a bogey on No. 13 and a double bogey on No. 14.
St. Louis' Jim Holtgrieve backed up his first-round 68 by going 3-under a second time to finish as the top qualifier, 1 stroke ahead of first-round leader Stanley Kinsey from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.