Jeff Freund and Tim Hogarth Qualify for 2009 U.S. Amateur

Aug. 20, 2009

USGA U.S. Amateur webpage

Jeff Freund, a senior on the Northridge men's golf team, and former Matador Tim Hogarth have both qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Aug. 24-30 in Tulsa, Okla. The U.S. Amateur is the oldest golf championship in the United States and will be held at both Southern Hills Country Club and Cedar Ridge Country Club.

Freund, a senior from Fresno, Calif., qualified after carding a 36-hole total of 136 July 27 at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno. Freund finished just two shots back of Bhavik Patel of Bakersfield (134) and Derek Ernst of Clovis (134).

Freund will be among the first to tee-off as he goes off at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 at Cedar Ridge CC.

Hogarth, a four-time letterwinner at Northridge from 1985-1990, also qualified for the championship after finishing as co-medalist with a 36-hole total of 139 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. Hogarth tied at 139 with UC Santa Barbara's Matt Grush on Aug. 3.

Hogarth, the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, also qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2002 and 2004. In 2004, Hogarth lost lost in match-play in the third round.

Hogarth will tee-off at Southern Hills on Monday, Aug. 24 at 2:35 p.m. CT.