US Amateur: Horschel Follows Historic 60 with 78
22 Aug 2006
see also: U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, Riviera Country Club


Chaska, Minn. (August 22, 2006) – Nineteen-year-old Billy Horschel of Grant, Fla., finished 18 strokes higher than his first round, but his 6-over-par 78 Tuesday at Hazeltine National Golf Club was still low enough for him to earn medalist honors by two strokes at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Horschel’s 36-hole total for a round at Hazeltine and another at the Chaska Town Course, where he shot a USGA championship record 60 (11 under par) Monday, was 5-under-par 138. His closest challenger was Mark Harrell, 20, of Hazelhurst, Ga., who had a 2-over-par 74 at Hazeltine and a total of 3-under-par 140.

The next lowest were Greg Machtaler, 22, of Canada and Kyle Davis, 20, of Kennett Square, Pa., who finished at 2-under-par 141. Seven more were at 1-under-par 142, headed by Bronson La’Cassie, 23, of Australia and Pablo Martin, 20, of Spain, who finished one-two respectively at the recent Western Amateur. Only 11 of the 312 golfers in the field finished under par.

The low 64 scorers advance to match play, which begins Wednesday at Hazeltine National. The Championship runs through Sunday’s 36-hole final.

"I’m happy I started off with that 60," said Horschel, who suffered a double and triple bogey in his Tuesday round. "I didn’t know what to expect after that round. It was a struggle.

"I tried a couple of great escapes that didn’t work out," added Horschel, a sophomore at the University of Florida who qualified for the U.S. Open in June. "I made all of my mistakes today, I hope."

There was only one score under par at Hazeltine Tuesday (three total over two days and 312 rounds). That was a 1-under-par 71 by Webb Simpson, 21, of Raleigh, N.C., who safely advanced to match play with a total of 143.

NCAA champion Jonathan Moore of Vancouver, Wash., who plays at Oklahoma State, also advanced (145), as did two of last year’s quarterfinalists – Ryan Yip (143) and Mark Leon (146) of Canada.

Five golfers with Walker Cup ties advanced – four of them members of the 2005 Great Britain and Ireland team. They were Oliver Fisher (142) of England, Lloyd Saltman (143) of Scotland, Richard Ramsey (144) of Scotland, and Rhys Davies (146) of Wales.

Trip Kuehne of Dallas, Texas, a two-time member of the USA Walker Cup squad (1995 and 2003) and the 1994 Amateur runner-up to Tiger Woods, also advanced at 144.

British Amateur champion Julien Guerrier of France (145) made the long trip worthwhile by advancing. Jon Sauer (146) of St. Cloud, Minn., was the only in-state golfer to advance.

The youngest to advance was 15-year-old Michael McGowan (146), a 10th-grader in Southern Pines, N.C.; the oldest was 37-year-old Mark Strickland of Woodstock, Ga., who owns a sporting goods store. Twins Derek Fathauer (144) and Daryl Fathauer (146), 20, of Jensen Beach, Fla., also advanced.

The cut for match play came at 4-over-par 147, with an 11-way playoff to determine the final 10 spots.

The Amateur is the oldest of the 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Craig Smith, director of USGA media relations. E-mail him with questions or comments at csmith@usga.org.

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* * * Qualifying Results follow: Billy Horschel, Grant, Fla., 60c-78h--138 Mark Harrell, Hazlehurst, Ga., 66c-74h--140 Kyle Davis, Kennett Square, Pa., 68c-73h--141 Greg Machtaler, Canada, 74h-67c--141 Eddie Olson, Aptos, Calif., 66c-76h--142 Jeff Bell, Plano, Texas, 72h-70c--142 Alex Prugh, Spokane, Wash., 74h-68c--142 Oliver Fisher, England, 72h-70c--142 Beck Troutman, Fernwood, Miss., 69c-73h--142 Bronson La'Cassie, Australia, 74h-68c--142 Pablo Martin, Spain, 72h-70c--142 Dustin Johnson, Columbia, SC, 68h-75c--143 James Love, Canada, 71c-72h--143 Antti Ahokas, Finland, 73h-70c--143 Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C., 72c-71h--143 Lloyd Saltman, Scotland, 69c-74h--143 Ryan Yip, Canada, 71c-72h--143 Luke Bakke, Little Rock, Ark., 77h-67c--144 Richie Ramsay, Scotland, 75h-69c--144 Trip Kuehne, Dallas, Texas, 76h-68c--144 Jon McLean, Weston, Fla., 70c-74h--144 Kevin Chappell, Fresno, Calif., 72c-72h--144 Mark Strickland, Woodstock, Ga., 70c-74h--144 Derek Fathauer, Jensen Beach, Fla., 70c-74h--144 Jim Renner, Plainville, Mass., 76h-69c--145 Jeffrey Castle, Towson, Md., 72h-73c--145 Robby Ormand, Austin, Texas, 71c-74h--145 John Kelly, Saint Louis, Mo., 71c-74h--145 Ryan Posey, Dallas, Texas, 75h-70c--145 Jonathan Moore, Vancouver, Wash., 75h-70c--145 Julien Guerrier, France, 76h-69c--145 David Merkow, Hartland, Wis., 71h-74c--145 Ben Leong, Malaysia, 71c-74h--145 Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, Calif., 72c-73h--145 Skip Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 73h-72c--145 Ben Fox, Studio City, Calif., 78h-67c--145 Daryl Fathauer, Jensen Beach, Fla., 78h-68c--146 Andrew DiBitetto, Rochester, N.Y., 75h-71c--146 Tarik Can, Augusta, Ga., 70c-76h--146 Michael McGowan, Southern Pines, N.C., 72c-74h--146 John Hahn, Hudson, Ohio, 75h-71c--146 Josh Esler, Wauconda, Ill., 78h-68c--146 Greg Carlin, Kensington, Md., 76h-70c--146 Jon Sauer, St Cloud, Minn., 71c-75h--146 Chris Rogers, Franklin, Tenn., 71c-75h--146 Mark Leon, Canada, 72c-74h--146 Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif., 71c-75h--146 Jason Kang, Valencia, Calif., 74h-72c--146 Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla., 75h-71c--146 Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill., 76h-70c--146 Rhys Davies, Wales, 73c-73h--146 Casey Watabu, Kapaa, Hawaii, 73h-73c--146 Justin Fraley, Rowlett, Texas, 72h-74c--146 Tyrone Mordt, South Africa, 72c-74h--146 Andres Echavarria, Colombia, 74h-73c—147 (4) Jonathan Hodge, Jefferson City, Tenn., 73c-74h—147 (4) Drew Weaver, High Point, N.C., 78h-69c—147 (4) Daniel Summerhays, Provo, Utah, 71c-76h—147 (4) x-Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif., 69c-78h—147 (5, 3) x-Michael Schachner, Libertyville, Ill., 72c-75h—147 (5, 3) x-Matthew Swan, Montgomery, Ala., 77h-70c—147 (5, 3) x-Shane Prante, Olympia, Wash., 68c-79h—147 (5, 3) x-Roberto Castro, Alpharetta, Ga., 73c-74h—147 (5, 4) x-Ray Sheedy, Keymar, Md., 76h-71c—147 (5, 4)

Failed To Qualify x-Joshua Wooding, Riverside, Calif., 70c-77h—147 (5, 5) Jong Yoon, San Ramon, Calif., 71c-77h--148 Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah, 74c-74h--148 Danny Lee, New Zealand, 75h-73c--148 Anthony Kim, Dallas, Texas, 75h-73c--148 Robert Dinwiddie, England, 72c-76h--148 Wes Homan, Cincinnati, Ohio, 73h-75c--148 Austin Schauer, Spring, Texas, 77h-71c--148 Jake Younan-Wise, Australia, 71c-77h--148 Brent Paladino, Kensington, Conn., 78h-70c--148 Patrick Carter, Huntington, W. Va., 77h-71c--148 Trevor Murphy, St Johnsbury, Vt., 81h-67c--148 Troy Merritt, Fridley, Minn., 77h-71c--148 Luke List, Ringgold, Ga., 78h-70c--148 Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 74c-74h--148 Ben Moser, Canada, 74h-74c--148 Jarred Texter, Lancaster, Pa., 80h-68c--148 Andrew Ross, Canada, 71c-77h--148 Scott Watson, Vacaville, Calif., 72c-76h--148 Brian Krusoe, Northfield, Ohio, 80h-69c--149 Nick Gillaspy, Spencer, Ind., 76h-73c--149 Kenny Ebalo, Las Vegas, Nev., 71c-78h--149 Brian Prouty, Tucson, Ariz., 76h-73c--149 Matt Parziale, Brockton, Mass., 74c-75h--149 Jon Curran, Hopkinton, Mass., 74c-75h--149 Michael Green, Augusta, Ga., 73h-76c--149 John Cassidy, Yelm, Wash., 76h-73c--149 Joe Cermak, Chicago, Ill., 76h-73c--149 Doug Hanzel, Savannah, Ga., 79h-70c--149 Tadd Fujikawa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 79h-70c--149 Jonathan Lenz, San Antonio, Texas, 77h-72c--149 Matt Harmon, Grand Rapids, Mich., 73c-76h--149 Jason Kokrak, Warren, Ohio, 79h-70c--149 Tyler Cummins, Olathe, Kan., 73h-76c--149 James Sacheck, Zionsville, Ind., 78h-71c--149 Robert Gerwin, Cincinnati, Ohio, 74c-75h--149 David Vallina, Langeloth, Pa., 78h-71c--149 Shawn Warren, Windham, Maine, 71c-78h--149 Darryl Donovan, Morgan Hill, CA, 78h-71c--149 Ryan Keeney, Redmond, Wash., 77h-72c--149 Mark Sommerfeld, Canada, 68c-81h--149 Colt Knost, Dallas, Texas, 75c-74h--149 Lion Kim, Lake Mary, Fla., 75h-74c--149 Justin St Clair, Springfield, Ore., 71c-79h--150 Tom Hoge, Fargo, N.D., 77h-73c--150 Colin Wilcox, Camarillo, Calif., 78c-72h--150 Arnie Cutrell, Greensburg, Pa., 80h-70c--150 Conrad Shindler, Coppell, Texas, 73c-77h--150 Randy Lewis, Alma, Mich., 75h-75c--150 Jason Wellings, Canada, 76h-74c--150 Tim Sundseth, Redmond, Ore., 75c-75h--150 C J Gatto, Columbus, Ohio, 74c-76h--150 Jordan Byrd, Clemson, SC, 74c-76h--150 Michael Quagliano, Glen Arbor, N.Y., 78h-72c--150 Bob Niger, El Dorado Hills, Calif., 71c-79h--150 Niall Turner, Minneapolis, Minn., 70c-80h--150 Zack Robinson, Fort Worth, Texas, 72c-78h--150 Peter Malnati, Dandridge, Tenn., 76c-74h--150 Chris Kirk, Woodstock, Ga., 72c-78h--150 Robbie Greenwell, Canada, 71c-79h--150 Shane Mason, San Diego, Calif., 76h-74c--150 Dawie Van Der Walt, South Africa, 74c-76h--150 Matt Williams, Las Cruces, N.M., 75h-75c--150 Kevin Marsh, Las Vegas, Nev., 80h-70c--150 Eric Spencer, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 82h-68c--150 Taylor Coffman, San Diego, Calif., 81h-69c--150 Jordan Irwin, Canada, 73c-77h--150 Jake Grodzinsky, Cornville, Ariz., 82h-68c--150 Frank Vana Jr., Boylston, Mass., 75c-75h--150 Justin Metzger, Knoxville, Tenn, 76c-74h--150 Nathan Gunthorpe, Ovid, Mich., 74c-76h--150 John Hurley, O'Neill, Neb., 78h-73c--151 Alex Volpenhein, Edgewood, Ky., 76h-75c--151 Jesse Barnsley, Albuquerque, N.M., 76h-75c--151 Ryan Blaum, Coral Gables, Fla., 83h-68c--151 Jon Peterson, Granite Bay, Calif., 79h-72c--151 Daniel Kefale, Woodbridge, Va., 77h-74c--151 Darren Lundgren, St Louis, Mo., 73c-78h--151 Brad Schneider, Tampa, Fla., 78c-73h--151 Peter Badawy, McLean, Va., 71c-80h--151 Will Swift, Hoover, Ala., 73c-78h--151 Dan Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wis., 76c-75h--151 Mike McRae, Salt Lake City, Utah, 72c-79h--151 Tom Miles, Dublin, Ohio, 73c-78h--151 Ryan Anderson, Greeley, Colo., 74c-77h--151 Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 79h-72c--151 Kyle Murphy, Eau Claire, Wis., 74c-77h--151 Andrew Yun, Tacoma, Wash., 76h-75c--151 Jason Christy, Plymouth, Ind., 76c-75h--151 Philip Francis, Scottsdale, Ariz., 81h-70c--151 Chris Kessler, Scottsdale, Ariz., 76c-76h--152 Chris Rockwell, Owings Mills, Md., 74c-78h--152 Charles Boucher, Canada, 72c-80h--152 Rhein Gibson, Australia, 75c-77h--152 Ryan Panichpakdee, Long Beach, Calif., 76c-76h--152 Donnie Troy, Pittsfield, Mass., 77h-75c--152 Randy Hutchison, Traverse City, Mich., 77c-75h--152 Thomas Hagler, Ringgold, Ga., 71c-81h--152 Nicklaus Newcomb, Benton, Ky., 81h-71c--152 Craig Smith, Springfield, Tenn., 82h-70c--152 Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga., 80h-72c--152 Brady Schnell, Davenport, Iowa, 74c-78h--152 Richard Lee, Chandler, Ariz., 77h-75c--152 Frank Fairman, Punxsutawney, Pa., 76h-76c--152 Andrew Kay, Pittsford, N.Y., 78h-74c--152 Ben Spitz, Norwell, Mass., 79h-73c--152 James Lee, Korea, 82h-70c--152 Cam Burke, Canada, 78h-74c--152 Ashley Hall, Australia, 80h-72c--152 Luke Miller, Clive, Iowa, 81h-71c--152 Hudson Swafford, Tallahassee, Fla., 76h-76c--152 Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 79h-73c--152 Graham Hill, Canada, 82h-71c--153 Cale Barr, Versailles, Ky., 76c-77h--153 David Chung, Fayetteville, N.C., 78h-75c--153 Andrew Byrd, Henderson, N.C., 79h-74c--153 Charlie Stevens, Ft Worth, Texas, 71c-82h--153 David White, Little Rock, Ark., 74c-79h--153 Brad Doster, Orlando, Fla., 76c-77h--153 Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., 69c-84h--153 Eric Shriver, Cary, N.C., 77h-76c--153 Wesley Graham, Port Orange, Fla., 77c-76h--153 Greg Huxman, Pinecrest, Fla., 75c-78h--153 Derek Berg, Duvall, Wash., 80h-73c--153 Henry Zaytoun III, Raleigh, N.C., 73c-80h--153 Joe Panzeri, Meridian, Idaho, 75c-78h--153 Tyler Neal, Tucson, Ariz., 83h-70c--153 Matt Miller, Bloomington, Ill., 75c-78h--153 Carlton Forrester, Birmingham, Ala., 71c-82h--153 Billy Stewart, Devon, Pa., 80h-73c--153 John Bishop, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 79h-74c--153 Brad Revell, Canada, 79c-74h--153 Alan Bratton, Stillwater, Okla., 79h-74c--153 T.J. Brudzinski, Columbus, Ohio, 74c-79h--153 Dan Sullivan, Pasadena, Calif., 80h-74c--154 Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, Ariz., 75c-79h--154 Jeff Daniels, Harrisburg, Pa., 77c-77h--154 Ryan Kornmann, Kingwood, Texas, 78h-76c--154 Michael Kinkopf, Columbus, Ohio, 75c-79h--154 Chris Condello, Longwood, Fla., 83h-71c--154 Erik Olson, Newcastle, Wash., 79h-75c--154 Josh Dupont, Poway, Calif., 80h-74c--154 Terrence Miskell, New Braunfels, Texas, 78c-76h--154 Vincent Dumouchel, Canada, 82h-72c--154 Jason Gerken, Logan, Ohio, 81h-73c--154 Tyler Docking, Overland Park, Kan., 78h-76c--154 Peter Uihlein, Bradenton, Fla., 81h-73c--154 Michael Podolak, Oxbow, N.D., 82h-72c--154 Garrett Jones, Rewey, Wis., 71c-83h--154 Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash., 84h-70c--154 Matthew Harvey, Georgetown, Texas, 76h-78c--154 Tom Glissmeyer, Colorado Springs, Colo., 77c-77h--154 J.D. Anderson, West Des Moines, Iowa, 78h-77c--155 Kyle Cobb, Tallahassee, Fla., 76c-79h--155 Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich., 76c-79h--155 Josh Sandman, Greensboro, N.C., 80h-75c--155 Chris McCartin, Arlington, Va., 75c-80h--155 Patrick Rada, Anderson, S.C., 79h-76c--155 Brian Noonan, Austin, Texas, 73c-82h--155 Steve Ziegler, Broomfield, Colo., 72c-83h--155 Kent Copeland, Hickory, N.C., 79c-76h--155 Patrick Olive, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 77c-78h--155 Andrew Georgiou, South Africa, 75c-80h--155 Tyler Ley, Santa Barbara, Calif., 75c-80h--155 Blake Stark, Canton, Ga., 75c-80h--155 Connor Arendell, Cape Coral, Fla., 84h-71c--155 James Vargas, Miami, Fla., 84h-71c--155 Jeff Belk, Marietta, Ga., 81h-74c--155 Ryan Sperry, Ukiah, Calif., 75c-81h--156 Kenny Adams, San Diego, Calif., 86h-70c--156 Trey Treadwell, Haymarket, Va., 76h-80c--156 Josh Taylor, Overland Park, Kan., 81h-75c--156 Matt Savage, Louisville, Ky., 78h-78c--156 Matt Stauch, Dublin, Ohio, 79h-77c--156 Sebastian Pinzon, Colombia, 80h-76c--156 Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, Fla., 75c-81h--156 Greg Flanagan, Texarkana, Texas, 79c-77h--156 Eamonn McLoughlin, Amityville, N.Y., 73c-83h--156 Pete Toole, Lancaster, Pa., 74c-82h--156 Austin Eaton III, North Sutton, N.H., 78c-79h--157 Ty Capps, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 78h-79c--157 Arvo Voip, Magalia, Calif., 75c-82h--157 Blake Moore, Monrovia, Calif., 78c-79h--157 Tom Carlson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 77c-80h--157 Jeff Golden, Winter Park, Fla., 81h-76c--157 Matt Rosen, Tucson, Ariz., 75c-82h--157 Andrew Giuliani, New York, N.Y., 83h-74c--157 Scott Ainsworth, Eden Prairie, Minn., 79h-78c--157 Adam Hart, Blythewood, S.C., 77c-80h--157 Matt Boyd, Sugar Land, Texas, 82c-75h--157 Tim Schaetzel, Atlanta, Ga., 75c-82h--157 Roberto Galletti Jr., Clayton, Calif., 77c-81h--158 Billy Thompson, Great Falls, Mont., 77c-81h--158 Chris Collins, Lead, S.D., 83h-75c--158 John Bearrie, Arlington, Texas, 73c-85h--158 Ryan Paulson, Minneapolis, Minn., 72c-86h--158 Adam Cohan, Wayne, Pa., 82h-76c--158 Larry Blatt, Orland Park, Ill., 75c-83h--158 Sergio Franky, Colombia, 78h-80c--158 Kaz Hoffman, Tiburon, Calif., 80h-78c--158 Kory Storer, San Mateo, Calif., 84h-74c--158 Stewart Alexander, Gainesville, Fla., 79c-80h--159 John Gilmartin, Andover, Mass., 77c-82h--159 Joseph Yoo, Orange Park, Fla., 77c-82h--159 Joe Saladino, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., 77c-82h--159 Judd Cornell, Omaha, Neb., 78c-81h--159 Brian Whitman, Blairstown, N.J., 77c-82h--159 Steve Tiley, England, 85h-74c--159 Conor McMahon, Portsmouth, R.I., 77c-82h--159 Chris Kilkenny, Arcata, Calif., 83h-77c--160 Alan Hill, Spring Branch, Texas, 78c-82h--160 Andy Gabelman, Barrington, Ill., 87h-73c--160 Michael Thompson, Tucson, Ariz., 85h-75c--160 Robert Gwin, Houston, Texas, 78c-82h--160 Ki Moon, Ellicott, Md., 79c-81h--160 Bobby Hudson, Memphis, Tenn., 81c-79h--160 Cole Isban, South Bend, Ind., 80h-80c--160 Matthew Finger, Woolwich Township, N.J., 79c-82h--161 Troy Logan, Chicago, Ill., 76c-85h--161 Matthew Ma, Aiea, Hawaii, 81c-80h--161 Ji Moon, Lake Mary, Fla., 85h-76c--161 Danny Allen, Innisbrook, Fla., 83h-78c--161 Jordan Johnstun, Evans, Ga., 86h-76c--162 Winston Walker, Huntsville, Ala., 85h-77c--162 Ben Fuqua, Danville, Ky., 79c-83h--162 Reed Darsie, Durham, N.C., 81c-81h--162 Nick Geyer, Malibu, Calif., 79c-83h--162 Casey Murphy, North Las Vegas, Nev., 79c-83h--162 Richie Taylor, Snellville, Ga., 81h-81c--162 Justin Schlau, Trinity, Fla., 79c-84h--163 Doug Clapp, Walpole, Mass., 85h-78c--163 Matt Lapham, Brighton, Mich., 81h-82c--163 David Ludlow, Burton, Ohio, 81c-82h--163 Patrick Forbes, Canada, 80c-83h--163 Bradley Shigezawa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 88h-76c--164 Dean Rodgers, Lake Jackson, Texas, 89h-75c--164 Kurt Sroka, McHenry, Ill., 88h-76c--164 Billy Olsen, Fountain Valley, Calif., 78c-86h--164 Daniel Osorio, Spain, 81h-84c--165 Matt Bryant, Columbia, S.C., 86h-79c--165 Scott Glaze, Sumter, S.C., 82c-83h--165 Spencer Christian, Wichita, Kan., 78c-89h--167 Mark Farrell, Westport, Conn., 87h-80c--167 Jerry Michals, Carlsbad, Calif., 91c-84h--175 Charles Del Priore, New Rochelle, N.Y., 94h-83c--177 Ray Vigeant, Arnold, Md., 83c-100h--183 Patrick Nagle, Pacifica, Calif., 75h-WD Giwon Suh, Orlando, Fla., 84c-WD

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