ATLANTA, Georgia (August 17, 2014) --
Midway through their 36-hole final, Gunn Yang
of Korea and San Diego State has a narrow 1-
up lead over Correy Conners of Canada. Yang
was 2-up through 17 holes, but lost the 18th
to a birdie. Both players are over par on the
day -- Yang birdied the 512-yard par 4 second
hole and the 426 yard 9th.
Conners birdied all three of the par 5s, all
three are over 550 yards.
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SATURDAY'S SEMI-FINAL STORY
Corey Conners, 22, of Canada, and Gunn
Yang, 20, of Korea, each won their semifinal-
round matches to advance to Sunday’s 36-
hole championship match of the 2014 U.S.
Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic
Club’s 7,167-yard, par-71 Highlands Course.
Conners, who also reached the semifinals
in 2013, beat University of Virginia All-American
Denny McCarthy, 21, of Rockville, Md., 1 up.
He is Canada’s first U.S. Amateur finalist since
Gary Cowan won the title for the second time
“It feels pretty good to have made it a
little bit further than last year,” said the
recent Kent State graduate, who lost to
eventual champion Matt Fitzpatrick in the 2013
semifinals. “It was a lot of fun last year and I
learned a lot. But yeah, I’m just really excited
about this year. I am playing some nice golf
and I am really pumped up for tomorrow to
have some fun and try and finish it off.”
Yang, playing in his first U.S. Amateur,
defeated Pepperdine University junior Frederick
Wedel, 19, of The Woodlands, Texas, in 19
-Story by Pete Kowalski, photo
courtesy of the USGA
ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur
The U.S. Amateur, the oldest USGA
championship, was first played in 1895 at
Newport Golf Club in Rhode Island. The
which has no age restriction, is open to
with a Handicap Index of 2.4 or lower. It is
of 13 national championships conducted
annually by the USGA, 10 of which are
for amateurs. It is the pre-eminent
competition in the world.
Applications are typically placed online, starting
third week in April at www.usga.org.
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