A trio of golfers — two in college and one still in high school — qualified this year for the U.S. Amateur.
The women’s tournament, held last week at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi featured a Montgomery High School alumna in Hailee Cooper and a current student in Remington Isaac.
In the men’s tournament, which is being held this week at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina, Conroe alum Chad Sewell competed.
Isaac, a current junior at Montgomery, made the cut after two rounds of stroke play and reached the Round of 64 as the No. 63-seed. She was apart of a 10-way tie for 54th place at 3-over par.
In the first round, Isaac totaled three birdies and two bogeys to finish the first 18 holes 1-under par. She followed that up with a 4-over par in the second round with a birdie on No. 17 to help her make match play by a shot.
Isaac was then matched up against No. 2-seed Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida. Pano won 5 and 4 to eliminate Isaac.
Pano got out to an early lead on Isaac with birdies on four of the first five holes. Isaac made birdie on the par-5 No. 10 to draw within three before Pano, who eventually reached the Round of 16, made consecutive birdies on No. 12 and 13.
Isaac qualified back on July 8 by shooting at 71 at Northgate Country Club.
As a sophomore, Isaac previously finished sixth at the state tournament played at White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown in May.
Cooper, who will be a sophomore this year at the University of Texas, missed the cut during stroke play.
The 2018 graduate of Montgomery was 9-over par after starting 6-over in the first round. Cooper made three birdies on the front-nine in the second round, but finished 3-over par on the day.
Cooper qualified based on completing 72 holes at the U.S. Open in 2018.
Cooper, the individual state champion in Class 6A in 2015 for the Lady Bears, was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year for the Longhorns.
Like Isaac, Sewell also made it to the Round of 64 before being eliminated Wednesday afternoon. He first endured a 27-man playoff in order to earn one of three spots available in match play. Sewell tapped in for birdie on the first hole.
Sewell, seeded No. 63, faced No. 2 seed Ricky Castillo of Yorba Lina, Calif. and fell 5 and 3. The current UTSA junior was up one through five holes and was tied with Castillo through eight holes before the Califorian won four straight holes and seven out of the last eight.
Sewell narrowly made the cut or match-play after finishing 5-over par and tied for 62nd after two runs of stroke play earlier in the week. He was 1-over after the first round.
The former Tiger qualified for the U.S. Amateur as an alternate by shooting a 141 at Champions Golf Club in Houston on July 22.
Sewell was a three-time All-District player at Conroe.