AFA golfer leads U.S. Amateur qualifier

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Air Force Academy golfer Tom Whitney shot a 5-under-par 65 Monday to grab a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of U.S. Amateur Public Links Sectional Qualifying at King’s Deer Golf Club.

Whitney, who won two college tournaments during his just-completed junior season at Air Force, holds a three-shot advantage over Riche Moore of Aurora. Reigning CGA Mid-Amateur champion Jon Lindstrom of Broomfield shares third place at 69 with Joseph Schwark of Broomfield and Kurtis Lucas of Colorado Springs.

The top three players after Tuesday’s final round will advance to the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, set for July 13-18 in Norman, Okla.

Whitney, Moore and Lindstrom will tee off in the last threesome of Tuesday’s final round at 10 a.m.

U.S. Amateur Public Links Sectional Qualifying
At Par-70 King’s Deer Golf Club in Monument (6,711 yards)

Tom Whitney, La Quinta, Calif., 32-33--65
Riche Moore, Aurora, Colo., 35-33--68
Jon Lindstrom, Broomfield, Colo., 35-34--69
Kurtis Lucas, Colorado Springs, Colo., 33-36--69
Joseph Schwark, Broomfield, Colo., 34-35--69
Mitch Gilchrist, Lone Tree, Colo., 35-35--70
Dean Clapp, Aurora, Colo., 37-33--70
Bryan Hackenberg, Thornton, Colo., 33-37--70
Zahkai Brown, Arvada, Colo., 35-36--71
Randy Gaddis, Lone Tree, Colo., 37-35--72
Tristan Sanders, Denver, Colo., 36-36--72
Neil Metz, Boulder, Colo., 37-35--72
Bryan Kruse, Westminster, Colo., 34-38--72
Brian Richmeier, Aurora, Colo., 36-36--72
Branden Barron, Centennial, Colo., 35-38--73
Casey Hannen, Castle Rock, Colo., 36-37--73
Clint Miller, Englewood, Colo., 35-38--73
Nicholas Tarasiewicz, Colorado Springs, Colo., 36-37--73
Shane Jonnsson, Littleton, Colo., 36-37--73
David Cosel, Monument, Colo., 36-37--73
Zachary Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo., 36-38--74
Corey Dutton, La Junta, Colo., 35-39--74
Sean Thomas, Arvada, Colo., 35-39--74
Justin Howell, Cheyenne, Wyo., 35-39--74
Brandon McCoy, Colorado Springs, Colo., 38-37--75
Michael Spaulding, Centennial, Colo., 38-37--75
Riley Arp, Fort Collins, Colo., 35-40--75
Grant McLaughlin, Aurora, Colo., 35-40--75
Chad Bell, Brighton, Colo., 36-39--75
Michael Glaesel, Arvada, Colo., 33-42--75
Michael Ford, Canada, Colo., 39-37--76
Clark Riedberger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 38-38--76
Bryan Olshock, Lakewood, Colo., 37-40--77
Jordan Burgess, Greeley, Colo., 37-40--77
Wladimir Colmenares, Aurora, Colo., 39-38--77
Matt Keeler, Keystone, Colo., 37-41--78
Benjamin Lyons, Littleton, Colo., 38-40--78
Jay-Jay Botha, South Africa, 39-40--79
Adam Pladson, Aurora, Colo., 41-38--79
Aaron Pearson, Rocky Ford, Colo., 40-40--80
Graham McCoy, Colorado Springs, Colo., 37-43--80
Stuart Allen, Lakewood, Colo., 39-41--80
Steve Henry, Parker, Colo., 39-41--80
Jon Lopez, Aurora, Colo., 34-47--81
Tyler Spencer, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 40-41--81
Kevin Baum, Denver, Colo., 40-42--82
Craig Dunning, Ogden, Utah, 39-43--82
Brenden Beeg, Littleton, Colo., 43-39--82
Lanny Cameron, Loveland, Colo., 39-43--82
Davin Sjoberg, Crested Butte, Colo., 42-40--82
Jeremy Schwab, Denver, Colo., 40-42--82
Michael Campbell, Trinidad, Colo., 39-44--83
Steve Posilovich, North Port, Fla., 43-40--83
Benjamin Davis, Lakewood, Colo., 42-41--83
Greg Steffers, Colorado Springs, Colo., 44-39--83
John Gorell, Colorado Springs, Colo., 45-41--86
Edward Barcelon, Colorado Springs, Colo., 39-47--86
Nicholas Davis, Littleton, Colo., 41-45--86
Eric Leskovar, Denver, Colo., 43-44--87
Ryan Hooks, Evergreen, Colo., 45-43--88
Conner Curtis, Colorado Springs, Colo., 46-43--89
Scott Schultz, Superior, Colo., 44-45--89
Mark Volk Jr, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 47-47--94
Colin Hendrickson, Loveland, Colo., WD
Gerald Shewan, Boulder, Colo., NS
Jeremy McKamey, Denver, Colo., WD
Matthew Parish, Laramie, Wyo., DQ