HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — UTSA signee and incoming freshman Brock Blais qualified for the U.S. Amateur in thrilling fashion on Wednesday at Mission Inn Resort & Club's El Campeón course.
Blais, who signed last fall to join the Roadrunners, holed out his second shot from the fairway for an eagle-two on the fourth hole of a playoff to secure the third and final automatic qualifying spot out of the qualifier.
A native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Blais opened the 36-hole tournament on Tuesday with a 3-under-par 69 that featured four birdies. He then carded a 2-under 70 that included six birdies on Wednesday to secure a spot in a three-man playoff for the final qualifying spot, which he ended up earning after his eagle on the fourth hole.
📽️ UTSA incoming freshman Brock Blais holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 4th playoff hole to earn a spot in the U.S. Amateur, which is set for Aug 14-20 at Cherry Hills CC in Colorado.— UTSA Men's Golf (@UTSAMensGolf) July 19, 2023
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Blais will now travel to Colorado, to play in the U.S. Amateur, which will be held on Aug. 14-20 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village and at Colorado Golf Club in Parker.
A standout for Ponte Vedra High School, Blais captured the Florida Class 2A State Championship and was named Florida Mr. Golf and the 2022-23 USA TODAY High School Sports Awards Florida Boys Golfer of the Year.