Scott Harvey during his U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinal match
ELVERSON, PA (September 14, 2016) -- After having
to dig deep just to get out of the Round of 32 co-
medalist Scott Harvey took care of business during
his U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinal match defeating
No. 54 David May 4&3.
On a sunny morning at Stonewall Links Old
Course Harvey, the three three-seed, jumped out to
blink of the eye 2 up lead with wins on the first two
holes only to see May battle back by winning the
next two. However, that would be the last time that
May was in the match.
Harvey, the second ranked mid-amateur in the
AmateurGolf.com Rankings, regained the lead on the
5th and then proceeded to win four of the next six
holes to push his advantage to 5 up. The 2014 U.S.
Mid-Amateur champion at Saucon Valley Country
Club in Bethlehem, PA won Nos. 9-11 thanks to
three consecutive birdies.
The biggest upset of the quarterfinals was
produced by 41-seed Scott Strickland, as he won the
18th hole to claim a 1 up victory over co-medalist
top-seed Michael Muehr. Strickland held a 2 up lead
after a birdie on the 14th hole but Muehr would rally
winning the 15th and 16th holes to square the
After a halve on No. 17 this seesaw battle
headed to the 18th tied.
In the semifinals Harvey will be facing 15-seed
Dan Sullivan who outlasted the highest remaining
seed, No. 58 Joshua Irving. Sullivan, the winner of
his second Pasadena City Championship early this
year, sprinted out to a 6 up lead though seven holes
with the only hole halved during the stretch being
Still 6 down with eight holes to go Irving
mounted an impressive charge that nearly brought
him all the way back. The run began with a win on
the 11th and concluded with an eagle two on the
par-4 14th, as Irving won four straight holes.
Despite the rally Sullivan still held a 2 up and he was
able to right the ship before finishing the match out
on the 17th for a 2&1 triumph.
For Sullivan, this is his deepest run at the U.S.
Mid-Amateur, he previously reached the quarterfinals
The final member of the final four is No. 12
Stewart Hagestad who advanced thanks to a 2 up
Pennsylvania native, 45-seed Michael McDermott.
Hagestand fell behind early in the match as
McDermott won the first three holes to take a 3 up
The comeback for the 2016 Metropolitan Amateur
(NY) began on the 6th hole and continued with wins
on Nos. 8 and 9 to square the match. Following three
halves Hagestand won the 13th to take his first lead
and then clinched the match with a birdie on the
Hagestad will face Scott Strickland in the first of
the two semifinal matches.
Live television coverage of the semifinals can be
found on Fox Sports 1 from 3-5 p.m. EST.
No. 41 Scott Strickland vs. No. 12 Stewart
Hagestad (1:00 p.m.)
No. 3 Scott Harvey vs. No. 15 Dan Sullivan (1:15
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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