A great bounce-back round sent Jonathan Renza to the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship.
The Cortlandt Manor resident who plays out of Mohansic Golf Course, shot an opening-round 80 during Wednesday’s qualifier at Hudson Hills, but came back with an even-par 71 to finish two shots in front of Blauvelt resident Parker Mann with a 151 total.
Renza is now eligible to play in the final U.S. Amateur Publc Links championship July 14-19 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas. Since he graduated from Rutgers this spring, the 22-year old has won the Westchester Golf Association’s Amateur title and posted a runner-up finish after losing in a playoff at the Hochster Memorial.