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Alex Bungert is one of three Gaels who advanced to the U.S. Public Links Championship.
Alex Bungert is one of three Gaels who advanced to the U.S. Public Links Championship.
GOLF | Three Gaels Qualify For U.S. Public Links
Release: Wednesday 06/25/2012 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. -- Three Saint Mary's golfers qualified for the prestigious U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship next month at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah.

Senior Ben Geyer, junior Alex Bungert and sophomore transfer Cody Robinson each passed through local qualifying tournaments to advance to the national championships, scheduled for July 9-14.

"I don't think we have ever had three players qualify for a national USGA event," said SMC head coach Scott Hardy.  "It really goes to show that our team has solid depth and that we should feel pretty good about our chances going into next season."

Geyer, a native of Arbuckle, Calif., shot a two-round total of 2-under par 142 last week at San Juan Oaks Golf Club, the site of his recent West Coast Conference individual championship.  His even-par morning round consisted of three birdies, one bogey and one double-bogey, while his 2-under par afternoon round included three birdies and one bogey.

Robinson, a Washington State transfer from Discovery Bay, Calif., tied for the top spot at a qualifier at Thunder Canyon in Washoe Valley, Nev.  He claimed the qualifying spot over former Chico State golfer Eric Frazzetta, who is listed as an alternate for the national tournament.

Bungert, a native of Orange, Calif., fired an impressive 7-under par 137 in his two-round qualifier at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif.  He shot 70-67 in the two rounds and finished just one stroke behind Glendora, Calif. resident Chris Davis. He registered a total of eight birdies and just one bogey in the two rounds and went 5-under on the eight par 5 holes during the tournament.