Ellis recently qualified for the largest amateur tournament in the country shooting three-over par with rounds of 72 and 73 at sectional qualifying held at the Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.
Last year, Ellis and rising junior Zach Munroe (Charlotte, N.C.) both qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship held at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
“For the second year in a row, I am very excited to have two players represent the College of Charleston in the U.S. Amateur Championship with the best 312 players in the world,” Cougars Head Coach Mark McEntire said. “It shows that our program is committed to doing the right things to help our players get better and be able to play on such a big stage year-in and year-out.”
This year’s U.S. Amateur Championship will be held on Aug. 12-18 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Ellis will join former four-year College standout John Duke Hudson (Sonora, Texas), who qualified for the tournament for the second time of his career last week.