Top-seed upset, Eight remain at Pacific Northwest Amateur
Carl Yuan <br>(Washington Athletics Photo)</br>
Carl Yuan
(Washington Athletics Photo)

WALLA WALLA, WA (July 21, 2016) -- The storyline of the day was top-seed and medalist winner James Grierson falling in the Round of 16 at the Pacific Northwest Amateur. Grierson had survived his first two matches narrowly before falling on Thursday to No. 16 Andrew Whalen 5&4.

Whalen will match up with No. 9 Ryan Wallen in the quarterfinals.

Following a 36-hole day on Thursday at Wine Valley Golf Club it will be another long day on Friday with the quarterfinal and semifinal matches scheduled. The 36-hole championship match is slated for Saturday.

The lowest seed remaining is No. 2 Carl Yuan, a rising sophomore at Washington. Yuan has had a relatively easy time thus far and he will face No. 26 Aaron Whalen in the quarters.

45-seed Wily Scholten is the highest seed left and he will meet five-seed Pete Griffith in the quarterfinal round. Scholten won a 20 hole match against four-seed Frank Garber to advance to Friday play.

The final quarterfinal match features No. 30 Drew McCullough and No. 22 Conner Barr.

Play will begin at 7:30 a.m. PST with the semifinals scheduled to follow around noon.

Results For Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship
WinChinaCarl YuanChina400
Runner-upWAAndrew WhalenEphrata, WA300
SemifinalsCAPete GriffithWestlake Village, CA200
SemifinalsWADrew McCulloughRichland, WA200
QuarterfinalsWARyan WallenBlaine, WA100

View full results for Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship


First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur is one of the country’s longest running amateur championships. Held annually at world-class courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship is played in the same format as the U.S. Amateur and features an impressive list of past champions that include; Nick Flanagan, Ben Crane, Jeff Quinney, Bill Sander, and Tiger Woods. Eligibility is open to members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top amateurs throughout the world invited via Presidential Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and Sahalee Players Championship.

The Championship will be conducted in two stages:

Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 64 players who will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden- death playoff will be used to determine the qualifiers. In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a sudden-death playoff will commence.

Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in effect. Single elimination match play. 36-hole Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18 holes.

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