May 20, 2013
AUBURN -- Auburn senior Dominic Bozzelli advanced in U.S. Open sectional qualifying while a pair of signees, Will Long and Blake Messer, had outstanding finishes in their respective high school state championship.
Bozzelli advanced to sectional qualifying of the 2013 U.S. Open after shooting a 67 at the Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga. Bozzelli will play in the sectional qualifier on June 3 at the Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga.
Long captured the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 3A State Championship at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village, N.C. After shooting a 74 in the first round, Long shot a tournament-low 6-under 66 in the final round, leading Forestview to its second consecutive NCHSAA 3A title.
Messer finished in second in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 6A State Championship. Messer shot a 1-under 71 in the first round and an even-par 72 in the second round to finish six shots behind Spain Park’s Connor Smith.
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