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Derby Concludes Play at U.S. Amateur

          Release: 08/17/2016
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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – College of Charleston rising senior Parker Derby (Columbus, Ga.) shot rounds of 72 and 76 in his first-ever U.S. Amateur Championship appearance (+8) at the Oakland Hills Country Club.

Derby, who fell short of advancing to the match play rounds, is the sixth men’s golfer to qualify for the U.S. Amateur over the last five-consecutive years dating back to 2012.

“I truly believed that Parker would make match play,” CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said. “He has had a terrific summer and was very excited about traveling to Michigan for the U.S. Am. He drove the ball but just had a few miscues with short clubs that cost him making match play. Parker is excited to get the fall started and we are expecting big things from him this season.”

The Cougars will open the fall season with The Invitational at The Ocean Course on Sept. 12-13 on Kiawah Island, S.C.