The Western Amateur: Another major gets rained on
07 Aug 2009
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Skokie Country Club


LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Aug. 7, 2009) – Play resumed at 4:30 p.m. today in the quarterfinal matches of the 107th Western Amateur at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Play was suspended at 1:45 p.m. following nearly two hours of steady rain that saturated the course and caused ponding on the greens.

Barlow’s clinching putt on 18th highlights first round. In first-round match play, the most dramatic moment of the day came on the 18th hole of the match between Andrew Yun, an incoming freshman at Stanford, and Zach Barlow, a senior at Illinois.

With Barlow 1 up, Yun needed to win the 18th to extend the match. When his third shot on the par 5, 570-yard hole ended up over the green 40 feet from the flagstick, Barlow – whose third shot was almost the same distance from the hole but on the green – appeared ready to close the match with two putts.

Yun changed Barlow’s odds, though, holing his 40-foot chip shot for birdie.

Facing the prospect of extra holes, Barlow stepped up to his putt and stroked it in the center of the cup to match Yun’s birdie, halve the hole and move into the quarterfinals.

First-Round Match Play: Friday Morning

UPPER BRACKET John Hahn, Las Vegas, Nev., def. Chen-Tsung Pan, Bradenton, Fla., 1 up

Ben An, Braadenton, Fla., def. Chan Kim, Chandler, Ariz., 3 and 2

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa., def. Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 2 and 1

Bud Cauley, Jacksonville, Fla., def. Phillip Mollica, Anderson, S.C., 2 up

LOWER BRACKET Dan Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wis., def. Travis Woolf, Fort Worth, Texas, 1 up

Zach Barlow, Percy, Ill, def. Andrew Yun, Chandler, Ariz., 1 up Patrick Reed, Augusta, Ga., def. Dylan Frittelli, Austin, Texas, 4 and 3

Andrea Pavan, Rome, Italy, def. Kyle Kopsick, Highland Park, Ill., 3 and

ABOUT THE Western Amateur (Match Play)

Invitational event, known to many as the 'Masters of Amateur Golf.' Quite probably the hardest amateur tournament to win.

156 invited players come from across the globe to play one of the toughest formats in amateur golf. The tournament starts with 18 holes of stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday after which the field is cut to the low 44 scores and ties. Thursday it's a long day of 36 holes of stroke play to determine the “Sweet Sixteen” who compete at Match Play on Friday and Saturday (two matches each day if you're going to the finals) to decide the champion.

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Results For Western Amateur Golf Championship (Match Play)
Place  Pts
WinOHJohn HahnHudson, OH1500
Runner-upILZach BarlowPercy, IL1000
SemifinalsFLBud CauleyJacksonville, FL700
SemifinalsGAPatrick ReedAugusta, GA700
QuarterfinalsFLByeong-Hun AnBradenton, FL500

View full results for Western Amateur Golf Championship (Match Play)

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