BROOKLINE, Mass. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- After a long day in the Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur, the remaining 32 golfers were back to The Country Club bright and early Thursday for second-round matches.
Another long day of golf awaited them as the second and third rounds were scheduled for Thursday.
In the morning matches, top-seed Neil Raymond of England moved on. After dispatching Jason Anthony on Wednesday, Raymond beat Zachary Olsen, 1-up to advance to the Round of 16. He's facing Nathan Holman, who beat Blair Hamilton in the second round.
Kent State's Corey Conners is through to the Sweet 16. He beat Bryson Dechambeau, 2-and-1, this morning. His reward? Two-time Walker Cup selection Patrick Rodgers, who beat Greg Eason of England Wednesday morning after dispatching Walker Cup hopeful Sean Dale Wednesday in the first round.
Chelso Barrett, a rising incoming freshman at TCU, is also through to the third round. He beat Jim Liu, another highly-regarded junior, on Wednesday before knocking off Justin Shin in Round 2. Adam Ball of Richmond, Virg. will face Barrett in the third round.
Two of the top young talents in the field, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Gavin Hall, are to meet in the third round. Fitzpatrick earned low amateur honors at the British Open last month while Hall made waves by qualifying for the U.S. Open in June. Hall knocked off a pair of contenders to move on in Bo Andrews and Walker Cup hopeful Bobby Wyatt.
Brady Watt, the No. 2 seed and top-ranked player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Rankings, moved on to Round 3. He's facing Charlie Hughes of Canada after beating Georgia Tech's Seth Reeves.
Mathias Schwab and Scottie Scheffler, the recent U.S. Junior Amateur champion, are also meeting up in third-round action. Scheffler beat Cal senior and Walker Cup hopeful Brandon Hagy in 20 holes this morning.
Other players that reached the Round of 16 include: Australia's Oliver Goss, who takes on Xander Schauffele of San Diego; and Charlie Danielson, who faces Brandon Matthews of Temple.
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