Zediker qualified by tying for second in a sectional tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss., June 23-24, bouncing back from a 3-over 75 on the opening day to shoot a second-round best 3-under 69 to finish even at 144.
Charlie Miller of Jackson, Miss., won the sectional with a 69 and 73 for a two-day 2-under 142. First-round leader Isaiah Jackson of Golden, Miss., faded after his opening 68 to shoot a 76 the second day to finish tied with Zediker at 144.
There were 3,238 entries for this year’s U.S. Junior Amateur. They competed in 60 sectionals held from June 9 through July 1 around the country to earn one of the 156 starting spots in the field.
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