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Michael Riebe upsets medalist Kelly Chinn at the North & South Men's Amateur
Michael Riebe (John Patota/Pinehurst Photo)
Michael Riebe (John Patota/Pinehurst Photo)

Michael Riebe, who advanced to match play from stroke play in a playoff and earned the final spot in the match play portion, defeated medalist Kelly Chinn 3&1 in the round of 32 to complete the upset at the North & South Men's Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.

This sets up a matchup of future SEC golfers, as Riebe, a rising freshman at Vanderbilt, will now face the No. 17 seed Nicholas Gross, who is heading to Alabama.

To earn medalist honors, Chinn shot a first-round 4-under 67 on No. 8 and a second-round 2-under 68 on No. 2 to get to 6-under and finish one shot ahead of Jackson Van Paris, Garrett Risner, and Brycen Jones. Jones, Risner, and Van Paris finished stroke play at 5-under and T2.

Van Paris advanced to the round of 16 with a 3&2 win over Hunter Swanson. Along with Van Paris, the No. 2 seed, the No. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 seeds all advanced to the round of 32.

Van Paris put on another impressive showing in the stroke play portion after firing a course record 9-under 61 on No. 4 last year and earning medalist honors. Van Paris is currently ranked No. 16 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings. 

Luke Colton finished in solo fifth place at 4-under, and Ben Warian, Reed Lotter, and Andi Xu finished T6 at 3-under. Warian won the 2024 Sunnehanna Amateur to kick off the Elite Amateur Golf Series.

Joshua Bai, Jack Turner, and Thomas Curry finished T9 at 2-under to round out the top ten.

26 golfers finished the stroke play portion at even par or better.

Results: North & South Amateur
WinTXDavis OvardFrisco, TX1200
Runner-upNCJackson Van ParisPinehurst, NC900
SemifinalsFLJack TurnerOrlando, FL700
SemifinalsMNBen WarianStillwater, MN700
QuarterfinalsPANicholas GrossDowningtown, PA500

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ABOUT THE North & South Amateur

The North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutively run amateur tournament in the United States. Its past winners list includes names like Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited players as well as open applications. Two rounds of stroke play are followed by five rounds of match play (32 qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke & match play rounds are contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

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