The 2016 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist booked his first U.S. Open berth, thanks to a sizzling 65 at Big Canyon Country Club in the second of his two rounds in the Newport Beach, Calif., sectional. Theegala, the 2017 Co-West Coast Conference Player of the Year, made eight birdies in an 11-hole stretch. Theegala had opened with an even-par 71 at Newport Beach Country Club. Monday qualified for this year's Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and made the cut, finishing tied for 49th. He lost to eventual champion Curtis Luck in last year's U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club. Just completed his sophomore season at Pepperdine University.