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USGA Amateur: Lepp takes Medalist Honors
23 Aug 2005
see also: U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, Riviera Country Club

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Ardmore, Pa. (August 23, 2005) -– James Lepp, 20, of Canada, had six birdies and shot a 5-under-par 65 at Philadelphia Country Club Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 5-under 135 to take medalist honors for the stroke-play portion of the U.S. Amateur hosted by Merion Golf Club. Korey Mahoney, 21, of East Lansing, Mich., was four shots back with a 67-139.

Lepp scored an even-par 70 for his first round Monday at Merion, which now becomes the home course for the six rounds of match play. The championship runs through the 36-hole championship final on Sunday, with the winner receiving exemptions into next year’s U.S. Open, British Open and Masters Tournament.

The reigning Division I NCAA individual champion, Lepp is a senior at the University of Washington. He will be the top seed among the 64 lowest scorers heading into Wednesday’s first round of match play that will start at 8 a.m. (EDT).

"It’s an honor to win the medal, but what matters most is the match play," said Lepp, who shot 63 for his final round of the NCAAs in June. "This tournament is all about match play. I’m happier that I’m just playing well and I feel confident."

Lepp and Mahoney were the only two golfers to finish with sub-par totals. First round leader Charlie Beljan, 20, of Mesa, Ariz., who posted a 64 at Philadelphia CC, slipped to a 76 at Merion and was one of two golfers in at even-par 140. Austin Eaton, 36, of North Sutton, N.H., winner of the 2004 U.S. Mid-Amateur, was in a group of four who were another stroke behind at 141.

The cut for match play came at 6-over-par 146, with 19 golfers in a playoff to determine the final 17 spots. The playoff will start at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on the par 3 13th hole.

Six of the 14 players entered who competed in the Walker Cup Match between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland earlier this month safely advanced to match play, headed by 23-year-old Lee Williams of Alexander City, Ala., who was in the group at 141. Another four Walker-Cuppers are in the playoff, as is Nate Lashley, 22, of Scotsbluff, Neb., who had a hole-in-one Tuesday that helped his cause.

The oldest golfer to advance was 52-year-old George Zahringer of New York, N.Y., the 2002 Mid-Amateur champ who also played in the 1989 Amateur held at Merion. Other notables who advanced were 2003 Mid-Amateur winner Nathan Smith, 27, of Brookville, Pa., and 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur champ Sihwan Kim, 16, of Fullerton, Calif. Both finished at 143. Kim is the youngest to safely advance to match play.

Of the 311 rounds played at Merion, just four players were able to break par 70 on the 6,846-yard layout, and each had 1-under 69s. One of those who rebounded with a 69 at Merion Tuesday was Dustin Pimm, 19, of Sandy, Utah, and it got him a chance in the playoff. Fifteen-year-old Morgan Hoffman of Wyckoff, N.J., is also in the playoff.

In contrast, 30 sub-par rounds were posted at Philadelphia CC., where the best score was Beljan’s 64 on Monday.

The Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. The Amateur is the Association’s oldest championship, first played in 1895.

Stroke Play Results

Ardmore, Pa. – Results following the second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur, played Tuesday at the par 35-35—70, 6,846-yard Merion Golf Club and the par 35-35—70, 6,967-yard Philadelphia Country Club (p=Philadelphia CC, m= Merion GC) (x= advanced in a playoff for final 17 spots):

James Lepp, Canada, 70m-65p--135 Korey Mahoney, East Lansing, Mich., 72m-67p--139 Jay Choi, Korea, 68p-72m--140 Charlie Beljan, Mesa, Ariz., 64p-76m--140 Lee Williams, Alexander City, Ala., 72m-69p--141 Austin Eaton III, North Sutton, N.H., 71p-70m--141 Joseph Sykora, Daphne, Ala., 69p-72m--141 Keven Fortin Simard, Canada, 72p-69m--141 Ben Kishigian, Warner Robins, Ga., 74m-68p--142 Emilio Dominguez, Argentina, 70p-72m--142 Tyler Hitchcock, Orlando, Fla., 74m-68p--142 Andrew Parr, Canada, 68p-74m--142 Sihwan Kim, Fullerton, Calif., 70m-73p--143 Jeremy Frye, Palestine, Texas, 74p-69m--143 Dawie Van Der Walt, South Africa, 71p-72m--143 Dillon Dougherty, Woodland, Calif., 71m-72p--143 Gary Wolstenholme, England, 72p-71m--143 Nicholas Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla., 72m-71p--143 Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C., 71p-72m--143 David Lutterus, Australia, 71p-72m--143 Nathan Smith, Brookville, Pa., 73m-70p--143 Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill., 69m-74p--143 George Bryan, Columbia, S.C., 73m-70p--143 David Denham, Tifton, Ga., 71m-73p--144 Brian Carroll, Crystal Lake, Ill., 74m-70p--144 Mark Strickland, Woodstock, Ga., 69m-75p--144 Seung-Su Han, Las Vegas, Nev., 76m-68p--144 Chandler Cocco, Bend, Ore., 68p-76m--144 Mark Leon, Canada, 71p-73m--144 Tanner Ervin, Charleston, S.C., 73p-71m--144 Brad Tilley, Chappaqua, N.Y., 69p-75m--144 Dane Burkhart, Aiken, S.C., 75p-69m--144 John Holmes, Campbellsville, Ky., 69p-75m--144 Jon-Michael Socaris, Voorheesville, N.Y., 75m-69p--144 Ryan Blaum, Coral Gables, Fla., 68p-76m--144 Robert Riesen, Pinehurst, N.C., 73p-72m--145 George Zahringer, New York, N.Y., 73p-72m--145 Mitch Boles, Marlow, Okla., 73m-72p--145 Michael Sim, Australia, 74p-71m--145 Brett Stegmaier, Hamden, Conn., 74m-71p--145 Matt Savage, Scottsdale, Ariz., 69p-76m--145 Matthew Every, Daytona Beach, Fla., 71p-74m--145 Rhys Davies, Wales, 73p-72m--145 Ron Harvey Jr., Canada, 73p-72m--145 Eddie Olson, Aptos, Calif., 71m-74p--145 Jordan Payne, West Memphis, Ark., 73p-72m--145 Dustin Pimm, Sandy, Utah, 76p-69m--145 xPablo Martin, Spain, 75m-71p--146 (3,4) xNate Lashley, Scottsbluff, Neb., 76m-70p--146 (3,3) xCarter Henderson, Nashville, Tenn., 75m-71--146 (3,5,4) xAnthony Kim, Norman, Okla., 77m-69--146 (3,4) xOliver Fisher, England, 70p-76m--146 (3,4) xJ.C. Deacon, Canada, 76p-70--146 (3,4) xKevin Chappell, Fresno, Calif., 73p-73m--146 (3,4) xRyan Yip, Canada, 68p-78m--146 (3,4) xShawn Jasper, Marthasville, Mo., 76m-70p--146 (2) xAlex Knoll, Bethlehem, Pa., 70p-76m--146 (3,3) xEdoardo Molinari, Italy, 73p-73m--146 (3,4) xKyle Reifers, Columbus, Ohio, 76p-70m--146 (3,5,5,4) xBrian Harman, Savannah, Ga., 71m-75p--146 (3,4) xMorgan Hoffmann, Wyckoff, N.J., 76m-70p--146 (3,5,4) xArnond Vongvanij, Bradenton, Fla., 71m-75p--146 (3,4) xBilly Hurley, Leesburg, Va., 77m-69p--146 (3,5,4) xMatthew Swan, Montgomery, Ala., 76m-70p--146 (3,4)

Failed To Qualify

Matt Van Cleave, Maryville, Mo., 75m-71p—146 (4) Pat Carter, Huntington, W. Va., 73p-73m—146 (3,5,5,5) Alan Hampton, Brunswick, Ga., 71p-76m--147 Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa., 78m-69p--147 Kevin Kim, Jamul, Calif., 73m-74p--147 Tom Davis, Australia, 70p-77m--147 Martin Ureta, Chile, 78m-69p--147 Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C., 77m-70p--147 Richard Ramsay, Scotland, 71p-76m--147 Luke Bakke, Little Rock, Ark., 73p-74m--147 Andrew Dodt, Australia, 73m-74p--147 J.T. Johnson, Woodbury, Minn., 74m-73p--147 Chris Wilson, Dublin, Ohio, 70p-77m--147 Jay Reynolds, Austin, Texas, 78m-69p--147 Emmett Turner, Greenwood, S.C., 75m-72p--147 Joe Scheffres, Rockville, Md., 72p-75m--147 Judd Easterling, Dixon, Mo., 76p-72m--148 Brendan Gielow, Muskegon, Mich., 74m-74p--148 Billy Stewart, Devon, Pa., 72m-76p--148 Nick Becker, Boise, Idaho, 74p-74m--148 Jesse Barnsley, Albuquerque, N.M., 69p-79m--148 Jesse Speirs, Bangor, Maine, 71p-77m--148 Ryan Baca, Richmond, Texas, 72p-76m--148 Ryan Brehm, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 73p-75m--148 Chris Lange, Bryn Mawr, Pa., 76m-72p--148 Robert Dinwiddie, England, 72p-76m--148 Ricky Romano, Murrieta, Calif., 72p-76m--148 Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 74p-74m--148 Scott Hval, Portland, Ore., 73p-76m--149 Edward McGlasson, Orange, Calif., 79m-70p--149 Stephen Poole, Spartanburg, S.C., 72m-77p--149 James Love, Canada, 78m-71p--149 J.J. Killeen, Lubbock, Texas, 72p-77m--149 Justin Fraley, Rowlett, Texas, 76m-73p--149 Adam Cohan, Wayne, Pa., 73p-76m--149 Joey McLister, Leesburg, Va., 74m-75p--149 Ryan Abbate, Weston, Fla., 73p-76m--149 Clay Homan, Fulton, Miss., 73p-76m--149 Robert Mink Jr., Moreno Valley, Calif., 78m-71p--149 Ryan Johnson, New Boston, Mich., 77m-72p--149 Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., 78m-71p--149 Richard Lee, Canada, 71p-78m--149 Luke List, Ringgold, Ga., 80m-69p--149 Clayton Rotz, Chambersburg, Pa., 74p-75m--149 Marc Peterson, Modesto, Calif., 73p-76m--149 Larry Lis, Avella, Pa., 71p-78m--149 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain, 76p-73m--149 Lloyd Saltman, Scotland, 70p-79m--149 Brady Schnell, Bettendorf, Iowa, 73m-76p--149 Trip Kuehne, Dallas, Texas, 71p-79m--150 Patrick Duncan Jr., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 73p-77m--150 Ty Cline, Wichita, Kan., 78m-72p--150 Trey Treadwell, Haymarket, Va., 78m-72p--150 Andrew Dresser, Carrollton, Texas, 77m-73p--150 Mike McCoy, West Des Moines, Iowa, 72p-78m--150 Marty Miller, Middletown, Ohio, 82m-68p--150 Jason Turner, Little Rock, Ark., 74p-76m--150 Patrick Sullivan, Maumelle, Ark., 74p-76m--150 Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah, 73p-77m--150 Cole Willcox, Berwyn, Pa., 75p-75m--150 Gary Woodland, Topeka, Kan., 70p-80m--150 Jon McLean, Weston, Fla., 78m-72p--150 Adam Scrimenti, Dania Beach, Fla., 73p-77m--150 Cody Wolfenbarger, Boise, Idaho, 75p-75m--150 Greg Kennedy, Duluth, Ga., 80m-70p--150 Bobby Bennett, Greenwich, Conn., 78m-72p--150 Greg Reynolds, Grand Blanc, Mich., 72p-78m--150 Matt Giftos, Nashua, N.H., 72p-78m--150 Cole Isban, South Bend, Ind., 81m-69p--150 Jack Ferguson, High Point, N.C., 75p-75m--150 Chris Kirk, Woodstock, Ga., 72p-78m--150 Clayton Ellis, Memphis, Tenn., 74m-76p--150 Jonathan Moore, Vancouver, Wash., 74m-76p--150 Bryan Jones, Atlanta, Ga., 76m-75p--151 John Poucher, Santa Barbara, Calif., 75p-76m--151 Chris Wells, Valley Head, Ala., 75m-76p--151 George Gandranata, Indonesia, 76m-75p--151 Jake Ellison, St. George, Utah, 70p-81m--151 Scott Ross, Cincinnati, Ohio, 74p-77m--151 Sean Barrett, Pacific Palisades, Calif., 74p-77m--151 Brent Paladino, Kensington, Conn., 76p-75m--151 Dion Gonsalves, Trinidad and Tobago, 82m-69p--151 Chris Ault, Levittown, Pa., 81m-70p--151 Jarod Trammell, Jasper, Ga., 78m-73p--151 Eamonn McLoughlin, Amityville, N.Y., 75p-76m--151 Greg Koch, Orlando, Fla., 74p-77m--151 Bill Allcorn, Abilene, Texas, 72p-79m--151 Pat Boyle, South Milwaukee, Wis., 73p-78m--151 Chris Okeson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 73p-78m--151 Danny Green, Jackson, Tenn., 74m-77p--151 Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla., 73p-78m--151 Clint Provost, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 77m-74p--151 Shawn McCaskey, Denver, Colo., 76m-76p--152 Drew Younts, Stokesdale, N.C., 76m-76p--152 John Eades, Charlotte, N.C., 76m-76p--152 Robert Gerwin, Cincinnati, Ohio, 74p-78m--152 Ben Leong, Malaysia, 76p-76m--152 Gregg LaVoie, Pasco, Wash., 76m-76p--152 Blake Sattler, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 69p-83m--152 Colt Knost, Dallas, Texas, 72p-80m--152 Alex Yates, Winston-Salem, N.C., 72p-80m--152 John Dowdall, Houston, Texas, 80m-72p--152 Chen-Chih Chiang, Chinese Taipei, 72p-80m--152 Matt Johnston, Canada, 74p-78m--152 Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash., 69p-83m--152 Arnie Cutrell, Greensburg, Pa., 79m-73p--152 Chris Heintz, Brea, Calif., 76p-76m--152 Bradley Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., 78m-74p--152 Jay Ojibway, Bellville, Texas, 81m-71p--152 Bryant Reyes, West Chester, Pa., 76m-77p--153 Trent Tessler, Redwood City, Calif., 78m-75p--153 Kevin Schultz, Richardson, Texas, 82m-71p--153 Andy Mack, Itasca, Ill., 76p-77m--153 Ryan Keeney, Redmond, Wash., 73p-80m--153 Jeff Scohy, Dayton, Ohio, 79m-74p--153 Chris Mabry, Leawood, Kan., 74p-79m--153 Eric Nilsson, St. George, Utah, 76m-77p--153 Tim Hager, Ivyland, Pa., 78m-75p--153 Grady Brame, Hammond, La., 80m-73p--153 Brice Bailey, Memphis, Tenn., 81m-72p--153 Keith Kinsel, Glendale, Calif., 78m-75p--153 Ben Taylor, England, 75m-78p--153 Matt Bortis, Springdale, Ark., 80m-73p--153 Brendan Hester, Northbridge, Mass., 80m-73p--153 Nicholas Smith, Ocala, Fla., 80m-73p--153 Mark Farrell, Westport, Conn., 77m-77p--154 Jason Kokrak, Warren, Ohio, 82m-72p--154 Jordan Hasbrouck, Spring, Texas, 74p-80m--154 Jackson Beindorf, Vero Beach, Fla., 79m-75p--154 Kevin Reiber, Waynesboro, Pa., 76p-78m--154 Sam Korbe, Springdale, Ark., 79m-75p--154 Kane Hanson, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 78m-76p--154 Dayton Rose, Midwest City, Okla., 73p-81m--154 Daniel Osorio, Spain, 77m-77p--154 Will Dodson, Dallas, Texas, 79m-75p--154 Michael Kirby, Virginia Beach, Va., 77p-77m--154 Franklin Corpening, Fort Worth, Texas, 82m-72p--154 Kyler Murphy, Canada, 81m-74p--155 Chris Naegel, Chesterfield, Mo., 82m-73p--155 Anthony Verna, Orinda, Calif., 79p-76m--155 Jim Roy, Syracuse, N.Y., 76p-79m--155 Bennett Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa., 78m-77p--155 Willard Richart, Ann Arbor, Mich., 77p-78m--155 Matt Pierce Jr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 79m-76p--155 Charles Girvin, Orlando, Fla., 77p-78m--155 Hunter Hamrick, Montgomery, Ala., 81m-74p--155 David Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa., 74p-81m--155 James Vargas, Miami, Fla., 78p-77m--155 Dave Steele, Bonita Springs, Fla., 85m-70p--155 Mark Harrell, Hazlehurst, Ga., 77m-78p--155 Jon Peterson, Granite Bay, Calif., 72p-83m--155 Billy Horschel, Grant, Fla., 77p-78m--155 Justin Hull, Royal Oak, Mich., 78m-77p--155 Tim Dahlberg, Clio, Mich., 78p-77m--155 Mike McCabe, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 73p-82m--155 Danny Bowen, Las Cruces, N.M., 78m-78p--156 John Crowley, Greenwich, Conn., 79m-77p--156 Marshall Pickett, Wilmington, N.C., 75m-81p--156 Dan Buell, San Carlos, Calif., 76m-80p--156 Tyler Veysey, San Diego, Calif., 77p-79m--156 Roy Moon, Simi Valley, Calif., 82m-74p--156 Pat Youngs, League City, Texas, 76m-80p--156 Eric Lillibridge, Napa, Calif., 73p-83m--156 John O'Donnell, Los Angeles, Calif., 82m-74p--156 Steven Bain, Bahamas, 77m-79p--156 Adam Darrow, Granger, Ind., 76p-80m--156 Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore., 79m-78p--157 Seth Cotter, Sparks, Nev., 69p-88m--157 James Sacheck, Zionsville, Ind., 77p-80m--157 Andrew DiBitetto, Rochester, N.Y., 76p-81m--157 Dan Walters, Lancaster, Pa., 82m-75p--157 Tim Katanski, Monroe, Mich., 74p-83m--157 Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif., 75p-82m--157 Chad Moscovic, San Diego, Calif., 83m-74p--157 Skip Clasper, College Park, Md., 80p-77m--157 Eric Deutsch, Rochester, Minn., 76p-81m--157 Clark Brown, Navarre, Fla., 80m-77p--157 Robert Caton, Huntington Beach, Calif., 86m-71p--157 Tommy Murray, Orange Park, Fla., 78p-80m--158 John-Tyler Griffin, Wilson, N.C., 88m-70p--158 Jeff Coffman, Oklahoma City, Okla., 78p-80m--158 Derek Pirkl, Stoughton, Wis., 75m-83p--158 Jason Wellings, Canada, 76p-82m--158 Mark Thompson, Manhasset, N.Y., 79m-79p--158 Jon Sauer, St. Cloud, Minn., 80m-78p--158 Jeffrey Freund, Fresno, Calif., 74p-84m--158 John Hurley, O'Neill, Neb., 87m-71p--158 Andrew Black, Chattanooga, Tenn., 81p-77m--158 Cole Nondorf, Hoxie, Kan., 84m-74p--158 Ken Whalley, Topsfield, Mass., 78p-81m--159 Roy Hunter, Charlotte, N.C., 82m-77p--159 Raul Lemus, Mission, Texas, 84m-75p--159 Darryl Taylor, Orange, Calif., 78p-81m--159 Richard Maddox, Panama City, Fla., 81p-78m--159 Eddie Peckels, Pinehurst, N.C., 80m-79p--159 Darrin Hall, Golden, Colo., 81m-78p--159 John Michael Pelet, Atglen, Pa., 81p-78m--159 Graham Banister, Australia, 78p-81m--159 Chip Knuckey, Springfield, Ohio, 82m-77p--159 Derek Sipe, Yorba Linda, Calif., 85m-74p--159 Saumil Jhaveri, Westlake, Ohio, 80p-80m--160 Ed Cuff, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 79p-81m--160 Frank Vana Jr., Boylston, Mass., 82p-78m--160 Ryan Tendall, Gaithersburg, Md., 73p-87m--160 Andrew Douglas, Franklin, Mass., 79p-81m--160 Chris Jensen, Los Altos, Calif., 85m-75p--160 Terrence Miskell, New Braunfels, Texas, 79p-81m--160 Carlos Velez, Miami, Fla., 82m-78p--160 Will Dottley, Madison, Miss., 78p-82m--160 Michael Morrison, Atlanta, Ga., 83m-78p--161 Bryant Hare, St. Simons Island, Ga., 75p-86m--161 Alan Scheer, San Diego, Calif., 82m-79p--161 Andy Paulson, White Bear Lake, Minn., 79p-82m--161 Chris Killmer, Bellingham, Wash., 84m-77p--161 Mike McRae, Salt Lake City, Utah, 81m-81p--162 Patrick Pierson, Central Nyack, N.Y., 75p-87m--162 Peter Samborsky II, Dayton, Ohio, 81m-81p--162 Chris Bouchard, Zion, Ill., 85m-77p--162 Sean McTernan, Ireland, 83m-79p--162 Vance Welch, Cross Creek, Md., 81p-82m--163 Jake Yount, Danville, Calif., 87m-76p--163 Jeff Stewart, Sacramento, Calif., 78p-85m--163 Josh Dennis, Birmingham, Ala., 88m-76p--164 Josh Ray, New Braunfels, Texas, 87m-78p--165 John Lobb, Jacksonville, Fla., 84m-81p--165 Nick Chauvenet, Winston-Salem, N.C., 85m-80p--165 Chris Ward, McKinney, Texas, 84p-81m--165 Dustin Sloat, Charleston, Ill., 81m-85p--166 Casey Russell, West Monroe, La., 87m-79p--166 Will Grace, Pensacola, Fla., 83p-83m--166 Andy Drohen, Granville, Mass., 79p-88m--167 Kyle Litter, Chillicothe, Ohio, 84p-83m--167 Michael Doetsch, New York, N.Y., 81p-86m--167 Matt Arvanitis, Manchester, N.H., 82p-85m--167 Jay Livingston, Kennebunk, Maine, 81p-86m--167 Braxton Hunter, Rockford, Tenn., 91m-77p--168 Ted Whitney, Eugene, Ore., 88m-80p--168 Joe Moulton, Citrus Heights, Calif., 92m-77p--169 Kurt Nino, Honolulu, Hawaii, 85m-84p--169 Christopher Gold, Haddonfield, N.J., 84m-85p--169 Seth Sargent, Birmingham, Ala., 79p-92m--171 Major Forbess, Jacksonville, Fla., 85p-90m--175 Ryan Barnett, Syosset, N.Y., 79p-96m--175 Tom Perry, Indianapolis, Ind., 94m-83p--177 Zack Reeves, Arlington, Texas, 76-WD Pierre-Henri Soero, New Caledonia, 78-WD Chris Bagley, Charlotte, N.C., 88-WD

First Round Match Play Pairings

Ardmore, Pa. – Pairings for Wednesday’s first round of match play at the U.S. Amateur to be played at the par 35-35—70, 6,846-yard Merion Golf Club (Times are EDT):

Upper Bracket 1:10 p.m. -- James Lepp (135), Canada, vs. Kyle Reifers (146), Columbus, Ohio 8:00 a.m. -- Dane Burkhart (144), Aiken, S.C., vs. John Holmes (144), Campbellsville, Ky. 10:40 a.m. -- Dillon Dougherty (143), Woodland, Calif., vs. Alex Knoll (146), Bethlehem, Pa. 10:30 a.m. -- Gary Wolstenholme (143), England, vs. Shawn Jasper (146), Marthasville, Mo. 12:00 noon -- Keven Fortin Simard (141), Canada, vs. Ryan Yip (146), Canada 8:10 a.m. -- Brian Carroll (144), Crystal Lake, Ill., vs. Brett Stegmaier (145), Hamden, Conn. 11:50 a.m. -- Ben Kishigian (142), Warner Robins, Ga., vs. Brian Harman (146), Savannah, Ga. 8:20 a.m. -- David Denham (144), Tifton, Ga., vs. Matt Savage (145), Scottsdale, Ariz. 12:40 p.m. -- Charlie Beljan (140), Mesa, Ariz., vs. Billy Hurley (146), Leesburg, Va. 8:30 a.m. -- Mark Leon (144), Canada, vs. Robert Riesen (145), Pinehurst, N.C. 11:10 a.m. -- Sihwan Kim (143), Fullerton, Calif., vs. Kevin Chappell (146), Fresno, Calif. 8:40 a.m. -- David Lutterus (143), Australia, vs. Eddie Olson (145), Aptos, Calif. 12:30 p.m. -- Lee Williams (141), Alexander City, Ala., vs. Oliver Fisher (146), England 8:50 a.m. -- Chandler Cocco (144), Bend, Ore., vs. George Zahringer (145), New York, N.Y. 11:20 a.m. -- Andrew Parr (142), Canada, vs. J.C. Deacon (146), Canada 9:00 a.m. -- Nathan Smith (143), Brookville, Pa., vs. Ron Harvey Jr. (145), Canada

Lower Bracket 1:00 p.m. -- Korey Mahoney (139), East Lansing, Mich., vs. Carter Henderson (146), Nashville, Tenn. 9:10 a.m. -- Brad Tilley (144), Chappaqua, N.Y., vs. Jon-Michael Socaris (144), Voorheesville, N.Y. 10:50 a.m. -- Dawie Van Der Walt (143), South Africa, vs. Nate Lashley (146), Scottsbluff, Neb. 9:20 a.m. -- Nicholas Thompson (143), Coral Springs, Fla., vs. Dustin Pimm (145), Sandy, Utah 12:10 p.m. -- Joseph Sykora (141), Daphne, Ala., vs. Matthew Swan (146), Montgomery, Ala. 9:30 a.m. -- Mark Strickland (144), Woodstock, Ga., vs. Michael Sim (145), Australia 11:40 a.m. -- Emilio Dominguez (142), Argentina, vs. Edoardo Molinari (146), Italy 9:40 a.m. -- George Bryan (143), Columbia, S.C., vs. Matthew Every (145), Daytona Beach, Fla. 12:50 p.m. -- Jay Choi (140), Korea, vs. Morgan Hoffmann (146), Wyckoff, N.J. 9:50 a.m. -- Tanner Ervin (144), Charleston, S.C., vs. Ryan Blaum (144), Coral Gables, Fla. 11:00 a.m. -- Jeremy Frye (143), Palestine, Texas, vs. Anthony Kim (146), LaQuinta, Calif. 10:00 a.m. -- Webb Simpson (143), Raleigh, N.C., vs. Jordan Payne (145), West Memphis, Ark. 12:20 p.m. -- Austin Eaton III (141), North Sutton, N.H., vs. Pablo Martin (146), Spain 10:10 a.m. -- Seung-Su Han (144), Las Vegas, Nev., vs. Mitch Boles (145), Marlow, Okla. 11:30 a.m. -- Tyler Hitchcock (142), Orlando, Fla., vs. Arnond Vongvanij (146), Bradenton, Fla. 10:20 a.m. -- Todd Mitchell (143), Bloomington, Ill., vs. Rhys Davies (145), Wales

ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur

The U.S. Amateur, the oldest USGA championship, was first played in 1895 at Newport Golf Club in Rhode Island. The event, which has no age restriction, is open to those with a Handicap Index of 2.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. It is the pre-eminent amateur competition in the world. Applications are typically placed online, starting the third week in April at www.usga.org.

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