Local golf star Payne Denman has qualified to play in the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on Aug. 12-18. Denman was low medalist (first place) at a qualifier on July 30 at Tennessee National Golf Course in Loudon, TN. The qualifier consisted of 36 holes in one day, and Payne shot rounds of 72-70. This first place finish qualified him to play in Boston.