Arizona Amateur: Sam Triplett is among Quarterfinalists
Sam Triplett <br>(Northwestern Athletics Photo)
Sam Triplett
(Northwestern Athletics Photo)

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (August 25, 2016) -- It took 21 holes but top-seed Sam Triplett was able to outlast 17-seed Johnny Henno, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 92nd Arizona Amateur at the Country Club at DC Ranch.

Triplett, a junior at Northwestern, advanced to the Round of 16 after a comfortable 6&5 Round of 32 victory against No. 33 Matthew Bergstrom.

Among those advancing to the quarterfinals is defending champion and two-seed Ken Tanigawa. The biggest challenge for Tanigawa so far came in the Round of 64 when he was able to eliminate No. 63 Zach Capel in 19 holes.

46-seed Anthony Cecere is the highest remaining seed and he has had some tight matches thus far winning 1 up in the Round of 64 and in 20 holes in the Round of 16.

Quarterfinal Matches

No. 1 Sam Triplett vs. No. 41 Sean McWilliams
No 20 J.J. Gresco vs. No. 12 Cory Bacon
No. 2 Ken Tanigawa vs. No. No. 7 Sean O'Donnell
No. 46 Anthony Cecere vs. No. 6 Hagen Fell

The semifinals will follow the quarterfinal matches on Friday afternoon with the championship match set for Saturday.

ABOUT THE Arizona Amateur

The event will play host to a maximum field size of 168 players for qualifying rounds, with the field cut to the top 64 players for the match play championship, all competing in one division. The event will consist of a 36-hole qualifier, followed by a 64-player match play championship.

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