July 8, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. -- University of Iowa sophomore Carson Schaake and incoming freshman Sam Meuret have advanced to the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship following their performances at sectional qualifying at the Happy Hollow Club in Omaha.
Schaake and Meuret tied for medalist honors on Monday, as both carded two-round scores of 138 (-4). Schaake posted a pair of two-under 69's, while Meuret fired a first-round 67 (-4) before shooting a 71 (E) in his final round. The pair bested the third place finisher, Michael Colgate of Sarasota, Florida, by six strokes.
Schaake, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, posted a scoring average of 74.75 in his freshman campaign. His best finish of the year came at the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational, where he tied for fourth with a 215 (-1). He carded his best round of the season at the NCAA Columbia Regional with a 70 (-2) in the final round of play.
Meuret, a native of Brunswick, Neb., is a three-time all-conference selection and 2013 Nebraska Class-C State Champion. He owns the lowest nine-hole record (30) and lowest season average (72.6) in Plainview Public High School history, as well as the NENAC Conference nine and 18-hole records (30, 69). In amateur play, Meuret won the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier and the Nebraska Junior title in 2013.
On June 9-11, Meuret placed second at the PGA Junior Series at ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
The 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship will take place August 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Jones Creek, Georgia. In 2013, sophomore Raymond Knoll and former Hawkeye Steven Ihm participated in the event.