WASHINGTON — A local golfer recently qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur tournament slated to be held later this month in Durham, N.C.

Washington resident Ray Underwood played last Monday in the qualifier at the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Fairfield.

Underwood fired a score of 74, the second best of all the players, and earned a spot in the Senior Amateur that begins on August 24. 

The tourney will be played at the Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

The only golfer to shoot a better score than Underwood was Pete Van Ingen, a New York resident who carded a 71.

Underwood is 65 years old and chose to play in the tournament even though the age requirement is only 55 and older. 

More than 2,400 golfers in the country tried to qualify, and only 156 made it.

Underwood will be the only player in the field who resides in Connecticut.

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