White wins local qualifier at Chateau Elan
by MDJ staff reports
May 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 2162 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
James White conquered The Legends at Chateau Elan on Tuesday, shooting a 5-under par 67 to claim medalist honors and advance from the second of two U.S. Open local qualifiers in Georgia.

White, the former Harrison High School and Georgia Tech standout, was the only player to shoot in the 60s on the 6,986-yard, par-72 layout. Atlanta’s Adam Mitchell and Michael Hebert joined Duluth’s Scott Dunlap, each tying for second at 70.

Canton’s Richard Stark shot 71 and was one of the three final qualifiers. Acworth’s Chris Nicol shot 74 and was in position to claim one of the qualifying spots. He was even par through 14 holes, but a double bogey on the par-3 15th ended his bid.

After making the turn at 1-under, White eagled the 566-yard, par-5 10th to get to 3-under. He then birdied three holes in a four-hole stretch starting with No. 13 to get to 6-under.

White finished the day playing the par 5s in 3-under par.

White will participate in the sectional at Brookside Golf and Country Club and Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, which will be held the Monday following the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament.

Stark will compete at Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tenn.

Both sectional tournaments will be held June 2.

The 114th U.S. Open will be held June 12-15 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
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