Bishop Manogue grad Ollie Osborne playing for U.S. Amateur golf championship Sunday
The two will play 36 holes Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. with winner getting a spot in the 2021 British Open. The second 18 holes begin at 3 p.m. The Golf Channel will start coverage at 4 p.m. Sunday. Strafaci, the North & South winner last month at Pinehurst, is trying to become the second straight Georgia Tech player to win the Havemeyer Trophy, following Andy Ogletree. Strafaci’s grandfather, Frank Strafaci, won the 1935 U.S. Amateur Public Links. Osborne and Sharpstene started slowly Saturday with three straight holes won with pars, with Osborne taking the fifth, and Sharpstene the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh for a 1-up lead. Osborne took Nos. 8 and 9 with birdies and opened a 2-up lead with a par win on the par-4 11th.
Sharpstene, who recently transferred from West Virginia to Charlotte, won the par-3 12th with a birdie. Osborne took the par-5 13th and par-4 14th with birdies and ended the match with a par win on the 16th.“It’s kind of unbelievable. I can’t believe that I’m here,” Osborne said. “It’s just really cool how this week has gone for me, and I’m excited.” It appeared Osborne would fail to qualify for match play for a second consecutive U.S. Amateur after shooting 5-over 77 at Bandon Dunes. But on Tuesday he recovered with a career-best-matching 64 at stroke-play co-host Bandon Trails, and he has continued to feed off that momentum.
Congratulations to Jackson Bellard!
The Texas Exes is pleased to announce the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2024. More than 3,800 students applied for the scholarship, which inspires and nurtures visionary leaders and helps them use their talents to benefit society. On March 4-7, 52 impressive finalists visited the UT campus for a full weekend of in-person interviews and a glimpse at what life on the Forty Acres could be.
Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to our 21 new and exceptional Forty Acres Scholars, and to once again thank our amazing donors for making this possible! Among the incoming class are founders and CEOs of nonprofits and local businesses, summer camps, conferences, and online platforms. Also in the mix are STEM leaders, a global researcher, a licensed pilot, four gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients. There are decorated varsity athletes, AP Scholars, accomplished musicians, and leaders of student organizations.Jackson Bellard from Reno, Nevada, is the recipient of the Stamps Forty Acres Scholarship, supported by the Humboldt Mandell Family. Bellard, who attended Galena High School, was the mayor for the city of Marti at the Nevada Boys State Program, a bass player in the Reno Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for six years, and a volunteer, youth coach, and participant at the First Tee of Northern Nevada. Bellard has been recognized with the Experimental Aircraft Association Tinker Murdoch Family Flight Award, a National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation, and as a First Tee Coca-Cola America’s Future semifinalist. Bellard has been flying since he was 8 years old with the Carson City Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles program and earned his private pilot’s license before his high school diploma. He plans to major in aerospace engineering with a minor in public policy. He is the son of Bret and Michelle Bellard.