Krusoe, Stinnett Qualify for U.S. Amateur
Wagner and de Jonge on list of alternates
August 16, 2002

Blacksburg, Va. - Virginia Tech golfers Brian Krusoe and Ryan Stinnett have qualified for the 102nd United States Amateur Championship Aug. 19-25, 2002 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Krusoe, a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech, qualified for the event by shooting a 72-67=139 in regional qualifying in Cleveland, Ohio. The native of Northfield, Ohio completed his four-year Virginia Tech career this past spring.

Stinnett, a rising junior from Amherst, Va., won the sectional qualifying event at the Country Club of Virginia River Course in Richmond, Va., by shooting a 66-69=135. Stinnett has also won the Central Virginia Invitational and Patrick Henry Invitational this summer, as well as finishing second at the Virginia State Amateur Championship.

Rising senior Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner, who alo completed his Virginia Tech career in the spring, are among the first alternates for the event.

A total of 312 participants advanced out of regional qualifying. After two rounds of stroke play, the lowest 64 scores will advance to a single-elimination match-play round.