Winthrop golfer Zach Seabold headed to Atlanta for U.S. Amateur
Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Winthrop golfer Zach Seabold headed to Atlanta for U.S. Amateur

Zach Seabolt of Winthrop University is headingto the U.S. Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club held Aug. 11-17.

Summer vacations are designed for traveling, celebrating family functions, relaxing and sometimes reaching new heights. Winthrop University’s sophomore golfer Zach Seabolt has done all of that, especially the latter.

Seabolt, a Raleigh native, qualified in May for the NCAA Regional in his hometown. He followed that with sizzling play in numerous national and regional events, including the Palmetto Amateur, North-South Amateur, Dogwood Invitational, and the North Carolina Open.

At the prestigious Dogwood Invitational last month in Atlanta, Seabolt shot rounds of 70-63-65-69 to finish in a tie for first place but lost on the second hole of the playoff. He also held the lead at the Carolinas Amateur through two rounds before finishing in a tie for fifth place.

At 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, he hopes to continue his stellar performances this week at the North Carolina Match Play and is the only Eagle who successfully qualified for the U.S. Amateur to be played at the Atlanta Athletic Club Aug. 11-17.

Rob Jones is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Rob? Email him at

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