Top-seed upset, Eight remain at Pacific Northwest Amateur
(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.
ABOUT THE Pacific Northwest Amateur
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s
is one of the country’s longest running amateur
championships. Held annually at world-class courses
throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship
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
of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top
amateurs throughout the world invited via
Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted
exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and
Players Championship. Non-PNGA members seeking
Presidential Invitation must submit a resume to the
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