St. John’s Grad Sammy Schmitz Wins U.S. Mid-Amateur, Earns Masters Spot
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sammy Schmitz won the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Thursday to earn a Masters invitation, making a hole-in-one on the 260-yard, par-4 33rd hole in a 3-and-2 victory over Marc Dull at John's Island Club.
The 35-year-old Schmitz is a reinstated amateur from Farmington, who works as a regional director for a health care services company. He played at St. John's University.
The 29-year-old Dull, from Lakeland, Florida, also is a reinstated amateur. He played at Florida Southern and works as a caddie at Streamsong Resort.
The event is limited to players 25 and older.