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Carlson Cox qualifies for match play at USGA Public Links

Pat Kenney • Jul 16, 2013 at 8:52 PM

LORTON, Va. — Church Hill’s Carlson Cox finished tied for 26th and qualified for match play after two days of stroke play qualifying in the USGA Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club on Tuesday.

Cox, a recent graduate of the University of Memphis, had rounds of 69-73 — 142.

"It's pretty exciting to have made it to match play," said Cox. "But it was a struggle today. The course is tough. It has a lot of elevation and is very hilly."

Match play will be a new experience for Cox.

"I'm going into the match play with a fun mentality," added Cox. "My plan is to just play one hole at a time and see what happens.

"Qualifying was the tough part," said Cox. "Now I'm going to have fun with it."

In Wednesday’s opening round of match play, Cox will take on Andrew Bailey from Cleveland, Ohio at 12:50 p.m.

Bailey also finished t26 with a 73-69 — 142.

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