Editor's Note: La Jolla Country Day School released the following announcement on June 5, 2012.
Three days removed from his high school graduation and 600 miles up the California coast.
It is an amazing achievement for a high school golfer who had to beat out hundreds of professionals to win a spot in one of golf's most prestigious tournaments.
Four weeks ago, Sanchez passed the regional qualifier at the Barona Creek Resort, and Monday he played the 36 hole Northern California Sectional at the Lake Merced Country Club and the TPC Harding Park Course.
In his morning round at Harding Park, Sanchez scored a 5 under par 67 that included 5 birdies and 1 eagle against just 2 bogies. In his afternoon round at the tighter and shorter Lake Merced layout, Alberto carded 5 birdies against 4 bogies for a 1 under par 71 and a 36 hole total of 138 – 6 under par for the day.
Sanchez joins Torrey Golf Alum , now playing at USC, as recent high school golfers to take on the pros. Paolucci played on a sponsor's exemption in the and made the cut, beating Tiger Woods among others while finishing in the top ten.
Sanchez played his way into a tournament that is the life-long goal of all professional golfers. Sanchez will hone his game over the next 10 days in preparation for play at the famed Olympic Club Lakes Course. It will be a Father's Day Week that he and his family will long remember.