PINEHURST, N.C. (KAIT) - Julien Sale’s run at Pinehurst came to an end on Thursday.
The Arkansas State rising senior fell to Georgia’s Spencer Ralston in the U.S. Amateur Round of 32. Sale trailed 3 down after 9, he birdied 11, 12, & 13 to even up the match. Ralston would get a par on 18 to advance 1up.
Nonetheless Sale made some memories on a course that’s hosted 3 U.S. Opens. He had a stellar comeback on Wednesday, winning the final 3 holes to win a Round of 64 matchup over Oklahoma State’s Austin Eckroat. Julien drained a bomb for birdie on 18 to force extra holes.
Sale has had a stellar summer, winning the Quebec Men’s Provincial Amateur Championship in July and finishing T4 in the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. He qualified for the U.S. Amateur by winning a July 8th qualifying tournament in New York.
Arkansas senior William Buhl reached a playoff to make match play but was eliminated Wednesday morning.