ROLAND, Ark. (Aug. 3, 2013) -- Match play at the 111th Western Amateur Championship kicked off Saturday from The Alotian Club and four remain heading into Sunday.
Top-seed Patrick Rodgers fell in first-round action. After setting the tournament record during stroke-play qualifying, the two-time Walker Cup selection fell to University of North Florida graduate and Jones Cup winner Sean Dale, 2-down.
Dale went on to face Tyler Dunlap, who defeated Cory McElyea in 20 holes in the Round of 16. Dale, a 2nd team All-American beat the U.S. Open participant 2-up and will face Kramer Hickock in Sunday's semifinal.
In the bottom half of the bracket, Hickock defeated University of Texas teammate Beau Hossler, 2-and-1 to move to the quarterfinals where he beat David Snyder. Snyder beat Taylor Moore 5-and-3 to reach the quarterfinals before losing in 16 holes to Hickock.
On the other side of the bracket, Sebastian Cappelan beat Carlos Ortiz and is onto the semifinals. Cappalen beat top-ranked junior Robby Shelton in 20 holes to advance earlier in the day.
U.S. Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge was a 4-and-3 winner over Oklahoma State teammate Talor Gooch in the Round of 16 and he continued his hot play with a 3-and-1 victory over Seth Reeves in the quarterfinals. Niebrugge is the hottest player in the field and a win here could sneak him into one of the remaining non-mid amateur slots on the Walker Cup team.
Semifinal and final-round action begins Sunday from The Alotian Club. For a full rundown of Saturday's matches, use the link below.