Top-seeds advance on Day One of Pacific NW Am Match Play
Sam Foust <br>(Oregon Athletics Photo)
Sam Foust
(Oregon Athletics Photo)

CRESWELL, OR (July 12, 2017) - On day one of match play at the Pacific Northwest Amateur hosted by Emerald Valley Golf and Resort nine of the top-10 seeds advanced to the Round of 32.

Things weren't easy for medalist winner and top-seed Sam Foust as he moved on with a tight 2&1 victory over recent Summit High School graduate No. 64 Richie Mikesell.

Foust, a junior at Oregon, won the 2nd hole of the match and led the rest of the way before closing out the tilt on the 17th hole.

Two-seed Edwin Yi, also a member of the Oregon golf team, had an easier go on Wednesday winning his Round of 64 match 3&2 over No. 63 Mark Strickland of West Washington University.

The other top-10 seeds to advance include No. 3 Henry Lee, No. 4 Reid Hatley, No. 5 Carson Barry, No. 6 Chase Carlson, No. 7 Derek Bayley, No. 8 Drew McCullough and No. 9 Brian Mogg.

The only top-10 seed to fail to advance past the first round of match play was No. 10 Calvin Green

Results: PNGA Amateur
WinCanadaEmmett OhCanada400
Runner-upIDDerek BayleyRathdrum, ID300
SemifinalsCanadaTrevor YuCanada200
SemifinalsMNSam FoustEdina, MN200
QuarterfinalsWAPatrick SatoBellevue, WA100

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First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur is one of the country’s longest running amateur championships. Held annually at world-class courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship is played in the same format as the U.S. Amateur and features an impressive list of past champions that include; Nick Flanagan, Ben Crane, Jeff Quinney, Bill Sander, and Tiger Woods. Eligibility is open to members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top amateurs throughout the world invited via Presidential Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and Sahalee Players Championship.

The Championship will be conducted in two stages:

Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 64 players who will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden- death playoff will be used to determine the qualifiers. In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a sudden-death playoff will commence.

Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in effect. Single elimination match play. 36-hole Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18 holes.

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