Conroe native Chad Sewell is heading to the 2021 U.S. Amateur golf tournament next month.
The 2017 graduate of Conroe High School and a current member of the Sam Houston State golf team won a qualifier on Tuesday at at River Bend Country Club in Sugar Land.
Sewell was one of three from the tournament to advance to the U.S. Amateur, which takes place August 9-15 at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.
For the two-day tournament, Sewell shot 9 under par 135 (68-67) to beat Stephen Campbell Jr. of Richmond and Caleb Hicks of Arlington by two shots. Campbell Jr. and Hicks are the other two US Amateur qualifiers out of the tournament.
Sewell’s second round score of 67 (4 under par) was the best in the field on the day. After scoring two birdies on the first five holes on the front nine, Sewell ran into some difficulties on No. 6 with a bogey.
He bounced back quickly from there by going birdie, eagle, birdie to close out the front nine with a 31. On the back nine, the current Bearkat bogeyed No. 11, made par on the next six holes before closing with a birdie on No. 18.
In the first round, Sewell birdied four holes on the back nine, including three straight to close out the round. His only blemish on the day was a bogey on four.
This past spring, Sewell was first team All-Conference USA while playing for UTSA, where he spent the first four years of his collegiate career. Sewell finished in the top 20 four times during the spring and also tied for seventh as UTSA was runner-up as a team at the Trinity Forest Invitational.
He then transferred to Sam Houston State back in early junior ahead of his senior year.
While at Conroe, Sewell was a three time All-District selection.