Three local golfers qualify for TN State Amateur

BRISTOL, Va. - The Virginian Golf Club hosted Tennessee State Amateur qualifying on Monday.

Three local golfers qualified for next month's tournament at the Memphis Country Club Aug. 5-8.

Johnson City's Peter Chang - who says he hopes to walk-on at Harvard University in the fall - defeated Bristol's Nic Vandeventer in a playoff to claim the final spot.

"It's pretty big," Chang told News 5 WCYB.

"The biggest amateur tournament in the state. It is a really good feeling to be going into it."

Tusculum's Taylor Smith and Elizabethton's Cory Walker also qualified.

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