Press Release for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

UNF's Aylwin Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

Brian Morgan

UNF Director of Athletic Media Relations

(904) 620-4027 


University of North Florida golfer Kevin Aylwin became the third Osprey to qualify for the upcoming U.S. Amateur Championship after finishing second in the qualifier event held Monday and Tuesday at the Orange County National Golf Center.

A rising junior at UNF from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Aylwin finished with a two-day total 138 at the qualifying event. During the 2009-10 season, he participated in nine tournaments for the Ospreys earning three Top 25 individual finishes. He fired a season low round 68 on the final day of the Golden Ocala Collegiate.

Aylwin joins teammates Sean Dale, an earlier qualifier this summer at Sawgrass Country Club, and Kevin Phelan, who got into the field after qualifying and participating in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. This marks the first time for three UNF golfers to participate in the same U.S. Amateur Championship.

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the oldest event hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) with former champions including the likes of Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard. The 2010 U.S. Amateur is being held Aug. 23-29 at Chambers Bay (par 71/7,742 yards) in University Place, Wash.

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