Collier, Hudelson pull off comeback, reach finals of U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Photo: Clark Collier and father celebrate.

The remarkable ride continued for Kyle Hudelson and Clark Collier with a come-from-behind victory over Patrick Christovich and Garrett Rank in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Wednesday morning. They will face Shuai Ming Wong and Frankie Copan in the final match this afternoon

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Kyle Hudelson and Clark Collier def. Patrick Christovich and Garrett Rank, 19 holes

On their mindset rallying from 3 down after nine holes: “We just kept saying, if we get two balls on the green, it’s hard to lose with two balls on the green,” — Collier.

On pulling out their second 19-hole match of the championship: “I can’t feel my hands. That was awesome. I can’t believe we’re here.” — Collier

On making the clinching 5-foot birdie putt on No. 19: “I just made a putt here for birdie, and that’s all I can think of [right now].” — Collier

On playing 17-year-old high school rising seniors Shuai Ming (Ben) Wong and Frankie Capan in the final: “I love not knowing anything about our opponents. I don’t care how good they were, how bad they were. Look at us. We have no history. You could Google us and the only thing that would pop up is this championship. You’d have to search deep into Google. And, I think that’s to our advantage.” — Hudelson

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