Matt Watson Qualifies For VA. State Amatuer & Open
By ODU Athletics
June 6, 2006
NORFOLK, VA--Matt Watson (Chesapeake, VA.) won medalist honors for both the State Amateur and the SunTrust open tournaments by shooting a 140 during 36 holes of qualifying at Sleepy Hole Golf Course.
Incoming freshman Eric Onesi (Bear, DE.) of St. Mark's High School captured the Delaware High School State Championships last week with a 36-hole score of 141.
Watson earned second team All-CAA honors this past season. He shot 68-72 for 140 during 36 holes of qualifying at Sleepy Hole Golf Course. He will lead 11 qualifiers from this area at the 93rd Virginia State Amateur at The Homestead's Cascades Course from June 27 to July 1.
Watson will then head a group of seven into the SunTrust Virginia State Open, July 20-23 at Willow Oaks Country Club.
Onesi, who signed with the Monarchs last November trailed Colin Smith by three strokes going into the final day of the Delaware High School state championships. After shooting a 72 on the first day, he rallied to shoot a 69 and finish with a 141 for a two-stroke win. The 69 was the lowest score of the second round.