July 25, 2013
Cone medalist at US Amateur qualifying
Rising junior shoots low round of tournament

Southern Pines, N.C. – Virginia Tech golfer Trevor Cone shot a two-day total of six-under-par 138 and tied with Michael Cromie for medalist honors at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying. The event was played at the 6,986-yard, par 72 Country Club of Whispering Pines’ East Course in Southern Pines, N.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cone, a rising junior from Concord, N.C., and Cromie captured the only two spots available coming out of the Whispering Pines site. The 2013 U.S. Amateur will be played The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and the Charles River Country Club in Newton, Mass., August 12-18.

Four strokes off the lead after shooting 71 on Tuesday, Cone fired the low round of the tournament on Wednesday, a five-under par, bogey free 67. He birdied the 417-yard, par 4 No. 18 on Wednesday for his 67. Cone was under-par for the tournament on the par-threes, par-fours and par-fives.

This is the second time this summer that Cone will compete in a USGA national championship. He advanced to the second round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship earlier this month. He won his sectional qualifier to advance to that championship, as well.

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