LLANO — The 2019 U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying tournament is today at Crystalaire Country Club.

The 36-hole tournament begins with the first round tee times starting at 7 a.m. The second round tee times will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Eight local players will take a shot at qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, which will be at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Aug. 11-18.

Llano’s Chris Baingo, who qualified for the tournament at Pebble Beach last year, is back again this year along with longtime Valley golfers Erik Jarvey, of Palmdale, and Dick Engel, of Lancaster.

Crystalaire Club champion Brian Barcelona, of Palmdale, will also be competing in the tournament along with Palmdale’s Matthew Mansholt and Aaron Volkenant. Quartz Hill grad and current AVC golfer Brennen Boulger, of Lancaster, will also be taking a chance at qualifying today.

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