Valdosta State sophomore golfer Jake Harpe may be missing a few classes next month.
Don’t worry. He has a pretty good excuse.
Harpe will be competing in the U.S. Amateur Championship after qualifying earlier this week.
The sophomore from Griffin shot a seven-under 133 over two rounds to finish 3rd among 132 players at a qualifying event in Woodstock.
"I am extremely proud of Jake's play over the last two days," said Valdosta State Head Coach Jared Purvis in a statement. "He has worked very hard, and it's nice to see him rewarded with a trip to the Amateur."
Harpe closed out his qualifier with a bogey-free second round to clinch his spot.
He will head to Olympia Falls Country Club in Olympia Falls, Illinois for the Amateur Championship from August 17-23.