U.S. AM LIVE SCORING: Yang is 1-up after 18

ATLANTA, Georgia (August 17, 2014) -- Midway through their 36-hole final, Gunn Yang of Korea and San Diego State has a narrow 1- up lead over Correy Conners of Canada. Yang was 2-up through 17 holes, but lost the 18th to a birdie. Both players are over par on the day -- Yang birdied the 512-yard par 4 second hole and the 426 yard 9th.

Conners birdied all three of the par 5s, all three are over 550 yards.

Click on the link at the top of the page to view live scoring as the match resumes at 2:30pm Eastern Time. Television coverage starts at 4pm EDT on NBC.



Corey Conners, 22, of Canada, and Gunn Yang, 20, of Korea, each won their semifinal- round matches to advance to Sunday’s 36- hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club’s 7,167-yard, par-71 Highlands Course.

Conners, who also reached the semifinals in 2013, beat University of Virginia All-American Denny McCarthy, 21, of Rockville, Md., 1 up. He is Canada’s first U.S. Amateur finalist since Gary Cowan won the title for the second time in 1971.

“It feels pretty good to have made it a little bit further than last year,” said the recent Kent State graduate, who lost to eventual champion Matt Fitzpatrick in the 2013 semifinals. “It was a lot of fun last year and I learned a lot. But yeah, I’m just really excited about this year. I am playing some nice golf and I am really pumped up for tomorrow to have some fun and try and finish it off.”

Yang, playing in his first U.S. Amateur, defeated Pepperdine University junior Frederick Wedel, 19, of The Woodlands, Texas, in 19 holes.

-Story by Pete Kowalski, photo courtesy of the USGA

Results: U.S. Amateur
WinKoreaGunn YangKorea2000
Runner-upCanadaCorey ConnersCanada1500
SemifinalsTXFrederick WedelThe Woodlands, TX1000
SemifinalsMDDenny McCarthyBurtonsville, MD1000
QuarterfinalsTNZachary OlsenCordova, TN700

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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 14 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 in the spring at www.usga.org.

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