Wiebe medals at Am qualifier

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Aaron Stewart (SMU), Travis Wadkins (Wake Forest) and Olin Browne Jr. (Pepperdine) are all the children of PGA Tour players that are competing in the collegiate and amateur circuits. One PGA Tour progeny that gets less attention is Gunner Wiebe, who plays for the University of San Diego. His father, Mark, is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Gunner Wiebe earned medalist honors Monday with an impressive performance at a U.S. Amateur qualifier at Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. Wiebe shot a course-record 63 – including a hole-out with an 8-iron from 164 yards – to shoot 13-under 131 and finish five shots ahead of Stanford All-American Steve Ziegler. Scott Harrington, a 37-year-old financial adviser, earned the third qualifying spot

Wiebe finished 70th in this year’s NCAA Championship, including a final-round 69 at historic Inverness, to help the Toreros to a 13th-place finish as a team.

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