Kingston graduates and former golf teammates Doug Kleeschulte and Jeff Schaller defeated California’s Jordan Nasser and Taylor Wood 4 and 3 in the round of 32 at the inaugural United States Golf Association Four-Ball championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Kleeschulte and Schaller made birdie on seven of the 15 contested holes. They next play Scott Harvey and Todd Mitchell in the round of 16 Tuesday morning.
Harvey is the reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Mitchell, a former shortstop at Illinois State, was drafted by the Yankees in the 14th round in 1999.
Kleeschulte and Schaller combined to shoot 2-under-par in 36-hole qualifying on Saturday and Sunday.
Kleeschulte has experience at Olympic Club. He played in his second of three U.S. Amateurs there in 2007. Schaller has won the Ulster County Amateur championship in two of the last three years (2012, 2014).