It's down to four at the U.S. Mid-Am
06 Oct 2015
by Andy Kountz of amateurgolf.com

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David Bolen makes it to the semifinals<br>USGA photo
David Bolen makes it to the semifinals
USGA photo
Quarterfinals play is now in the books at the US Mid-Am in Vero Beach, as Sammy Schmitz, Brad Wilder, Marc Dull and David Bolen advance to the semi finals this afternoon.

The only single-digit seed left, the #8 Schmitz faces off against 53-seed Brad Wilder at 12:30 EDT. To get there, Schmitz defeated Joshua Irving 4 & 3, taking the lead on the first hole after an Irving bogeyed the hole. By hole no. 11, the lead was 3-up. A birdie putt on no. 15 proved to be the winning shot, as the lead went to 4 with three holes left to play.

Wilder, from Fort Wright, Ky., went back and forth in his match with Jess Daley of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Wilder took the lead on the inward nine but made the turn all square. A bogey on no. 10 by Daley was corrected with a birdie on no. 11, bringing the match to all square once again. On the 17th, a par-5, 494-yard hole, Wilder found himself in birdie position and took advantage, going 1-up. Both players matched par on no. 18, giving Wilder the 1-up win.

At 12:45, 39th-seed Marc Dull faces 38th-seeded David Bolen. Dull, a resident of Lakeland, Fla., defeated David Gies II in a match where he never trailed. Four birdies helped his cause, his last coming on the short par-4 no. 15, which gave him a 3-up lead and left the match dormie. Both players posted par on the 16th hole, giving Dull the 3 & 2 win.

Lubbock, Texas’ David Bolen handled #51-seed Todd White, who earlier in the year teamed to win the US Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Bolen started out on fire, with birdies on three of his first four holes. He was 3-up after four and never looked back. Another birdie on no. 14 put him at 4-up, and after each player made birdie on 15, the match was over with Bolen winning 4 & 3.

Updates will be made as matches progress in the afternoon.

ABOUT THE U.S. Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Mid-Amateur originated in 1981 for the amateur golfer of at least 25 years of age, the purpose of which to provide a formal national championship for the post-college player. The event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 3.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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Results For U.S. Mid-Amateur Golf Championship
Place  Pts
WinMNSammy SchmitzFarmington, MN900
Runner-upFLMarc DullWinter Haven, FL600
SemifinalsKYBrad WilderFort Wright, KY400
SemifinalsTXDavid BolenLubbock, TX400
QuarterfinalsTXJosh IrvingDallas, TX250

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