Purdue Boilermakers Golf: Luke Prall Punches Ticket to U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills

By Naomi Nicademus

Luke Prall shooting out of a bunker (courtesy Purduesports.com)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s Luke Prall fired a 9-under par 135 (69-66) to win medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying in Kentucky and advance to the U.S. Amateur in August.  

Prall rallied to win the qualifier with a blistering final round, 6-under par 66. He entered the second 18 in a sixth-place tie out of the qualifying seeds (top two), but responded with a 66, including a big eagle on the par-5 16th hole to help him advance.  

This marks the first time Prall has qualified for the U.S. Amateur. Currently, he is one of two Boilermakers (Nick Dentino) to advance to Cherry Hills, although it is all but a given that Herman Sekne will be invited as he currently sits comfortably inside the World Amateur’s Golf Ranking’s (WAGR) top 50. Sekne is ranked 28th on the WAGR list and the top 50 players receive invitations.  

A year ago, Peyton Snoeberger became the first Boilermaker since Adam Schenk in 2012 to reach the U.S. Amateur round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.