Former Coloradan Drew Stoltz and partner Drew Kittleson beat top seeds and advance to semis in U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
By Gary Baines – 5/17/2022
It took two more victories on Tuesday, including a nip-and-tuck win over the top seeds, but former Colorado resident Drew Stoltz and partner Drew Kittleson earned a spot in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball in Birmingham, Ala.
The Scottsdale residents, both reinstated amateurs and late alternates into the field, won the 18th hole with a birdie to defeat top-seeded Torey Edwards of Long Beach, Calif., and Bret Parker of Alpine, Utah 1 up in the quarterfinals.
Stoltz, winner of the 2004 CGA Amateur and the 2001 5A state high school individual title, were 2 up through 12 holes, but Edwards and Parker had it tied through 17 before the birdie by Stoltz and Kittleson decided it. The winners were 2 under par for the match, best ball.
Earlier in the day in the round of 16, Stoltz and Kittleson never trailed in defeating Blanton Farmer of Bradenton, Fla., and Ryan Terry of Nashville, Tenn., 4 and 3.
Stoltz is a co-host of two popular shows/podcasts: “Gravy and the Sleeze” on
Both the semifinals and the finals of the Four-Ball will be contested on Wednesday.
For the match-play brackets from the event, CLICK HERE.
About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was voted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. Email: ColoradoGolfJournal@mac.com)