Eckroat advances to match play in U.S. Junior Championship

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. – Travis Vick, 16, of Houston, Texas, shot an even-par 72 Tuesday to earn medalist honors in the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 7,326-yard The Honors Course. Vick, who fired a course-record 64 in Monday’s first round of stroke play, finished at 8-under-par 136.

Vick, who was one stroke short of claiming co-medalist honors last year after bogeying the final hole, broke away from a tight pack when he eagled the par-5 second, his 11th hole. He rifled a 211-yard 4-iron over the flag and then sank a breaking 20-foot putt.

“It’s just a humbling feeling,” said Vick, who finished three strokes clear of Min Woo Lee, 17, of Australia, and Eugene Hong, 16, of Sanford, Fla. “All the best players come here from every which way you can think of, so to come out on top, it’s really special.”

The U.S. Junior Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday, July 23, starting at 8 a.m. EDT.

Austin Eckroat of Edmond shot a second round 72 to finish tied for 18th at 145 and easily move into match play. His first-round opponent today at 12:05 p.m. will be Brandon Mancheno of Jacksonville, Fla. Lane Wallace of Yukon shot a second-round 76 to finsh at 156 and did not advance to match play.

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. — Results from Tuesday’s second round of stroke play at the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, played at the 7,326-yard, par-72 The Honors Course.

Travis Vick, Houston, Texas – 64-72–136

Eugene Hong, Sanford, Fla. – 71-68–139

Min Woo Lee, Australia – 68-71–139

Won Jun Lee, Republic of Korea – 66-74–140

Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C. – 74-66–140

Noah Norton, Chico, Calif. – 71-70–141

Wei Wei Gao, Philippines – 67-74–141

Joaquin Niemann, Chile – 73-69–142

Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas – 71-71–142

Cullan Brown, Paducah, Ky. – 72-70–142

Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas – 70-73–143

John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. – 73-70–143

Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas – 65-78–143

Hunter Eichhorn, Carney, Mich. – 72-71–143

Andrew Kozan, West Palm Beach, Fla. – 72-71–143

Wocheng (Aden) Ye, People’s Republic of China – 72-72–144

Fred Lee, Australia – 70-74–144

Kaito Onishi, Japan – 72-73–145

Paul Chaplet, Costa Rica – 72-73–145

Joey Moore, Billings, Mont. – 71-74–145

Ryan Grauman, Alamo, Calif. – 74-71–145

Ashkaan Hakim, San Ramon, Calif. – 74-71–145

Austin Eckroat, Edmond, Okla. – 73-72–145

James Song, Canada – 71-74–145

Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C. – 74-72–146

Joseph Chun, Republic of Korea – 71-75–146

Brendan Gonzalez, Orange, Calif. – 69-77–146

Joe Highsmith, Lakewood, Wash. – 73-73–146

Galven Kendall Green, Malaysia – 75-71–146

Chase Furey, Los Angeles, Calif. – 73-74–147

Wells Padgett, Wichita, Kan. – 74-73–147

Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, Va. – 74-73–147

Adrien Pendaries, France – 73-74–147

Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. – 75-72–147

Garrick Higgo, South Africa – 75-72–147

Sam Jean, Greenwood, Ind. – 78-70–148

Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 75-73–148

Brandon Gillis, Nashua, N.H. – 71-77–148

Kyle Vance, Audubon, Pa. – 73-75–148

Jack Parrott, Columbia, S.C. – 74-74–148

Norman Xiong, Canyon Lake, Calif. – 73-75–148

Brandon Mancheno, Jacksonville, Fla. – 73-75–148

Sam Meek, Canada – 73-75–148

Devondeep Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. – 76-72–148

Jonathon Cachon, Weston, Fla. – 77-71–148

Sampson-Yunhe Zheng, People’s Republic of China – 74-74–148

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala. – 70-79–149

Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. – 75-74–149

Nate Stember, Portland, Ore. – 76-73–149

Daniel Kim, San Jose, Calif. – 73-76–149

Frankie Capan, North Oaks, Minn. – 71-78–149

Fisher Vollendorf, Fayetteville, Ark. – 76-73–149

Ben Epperly, West Des Moines, Iowa – 71-79–150

Shuai Ming (Ben) Wong, People’s Republic of China – 74-76–150

Arjun Puri, India – 74-76–150

Runchanapong Youprayong, Thailand – 75-75–150

Tommy Kuhl, Morton, Ill. – 74-76–150

Manuel Girona, Spain – 73-78–151

Andrew McInerney, Natick, Mass. – 79-72–151

Kyle Robinson, Fayetteville, Ark. – 74-77–151

Patrick Welch, Providence, R.I. – 77-74–151

A.J. Ewart, Canada – 75-76–151

Shon Katahira, Hilo, Hawaii – 72-79–151

Jack Rhea, Jonesborough, Tenn. – 74-77–151

Brent Ito, Ardsley, N.Y. – 73-78–151

Cecil Wegener, Ridgeland, Miss. – 77-74–151

Brendan Hansen, Spring Lake, N.J. – 76-75–151

Chris Nido, Palmetto Bay, Fla. – 76-75–151

Joey McCarthy, Cincinnati, Ohio – 77-74–151

Johnny Travale, Canada – 75-76–151

(Failed to Qualify)

Mason Andersen, Chandler, Ariz. – 74-78–152

Miles Smith, Little Rock, Ark. – 79-73–152

Khan Lee, Canada – 74-78–152

Charlie Toman, Chardon, Ohio – 81-71–152

Ethan Farnam, Crystal Lake, Ill. – 77-75–152

Easton Paxton, Riverton, Wyo. – 77-75–152

Colten Cordingley, Rexburg, Idaho – 75-77–152

Oliver Whatley, Potomac, Md. – 77-75–152

Colby Patton, Fountain Inn, S.C. – 79-73–152

Carson Ownbey, Candler, N.C. – 74-79–153

William Rand, New York, N.Y. – 77-76–153

Jacob Hanzel, Sewell, N.J. – 80-73–153

Ryan Hall, Knoxville, Tenn. – 73-80–153

Will Kurtz, Hudson, Ohio – 75-78–153

Cole Ponich, Farmington, Utah – 77-76–153

Will Dickson, Providence, R.I. – 75-78–153

Rishi Kejriwal, Austin, Texas – 77-76–153

Garrett Martin, San Antonio, Texas – 74-79–153

Mark Turner, Gloucester, Mass. – 73-81–154

Zackary Kaneshiro, Aiea, Hawaii – 79-75–154

Elijah Turner, Highland, Utah – 74-80–154

Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C. – 76-78–154

Ethan Choi, Canada – 73-81–154

Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas – 72-83–155

Zachary Burch, Lubbock, Texas – 78-77–155

Ryan Burnett, Lafayette, Calif. – 77-78–155

Connor Burgess, Lynchburg, Va. – 80-75–155

Jake Forgay, Augusta, Ga. – 78-77–155

Connor Johnson, Richmond, Va. – 79-76–155

Griffin Barela, Lakewood, Colo. – 76-80–156

Crosby Guercio, Dallas, Texas – 76-80–156

Drew Brockwell, Chesterfield, Va. – 82-74–156

Lane Wallace, Yukon, Okla. – 80-76–156

Trueman Park, Chandler, Ariz. – 79-77–156

Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C. – 78-78–156

Daniel Thompson, Phoenix, Ariz. – 75-81–156

Reese Ramsey, Austin, Texas – 83-73–156

Luis Miguel Castro, Philippines – 83-73–156

Ben Carr, Columbus, Ga. – 81-76–157

Justin Kim, Rome, Ga. – 80-77–157

Miguel Montelongo, Peoria, Ill. – 78-79–157

Yuxin Lin, People’s Republic of China – 78-79–157

Spencer Tibbits, Vancouver, Wash. – 81-76–157

Connor Nolan, Corona, Calif. – 76-81–157

Carter Cook, Cornelius, N.C. – 76-81–157

Steve Sugimoto, San Diego, Calif. – 75-83–158

Brady Pevarnik, Latrobe, Pa. – 77-81–158

Benjamin Sayers, Wildwood, Mo. – 78-80–158

Youxin (Robin) Wang, People’s Republic of China – 78-80–158

Brice Wilkinson, Madison, Miss. – 78-80–158

Jack Wall, Brielle, N.J. – 76-82–158

Pieter Degroot, Potomac, Md. – 80-78–158

Peter Chung, Dacula, Ga. – 74-84–158

Calvin Sierota, Melbourne, Fla. – 78-81–159

Nicklas Staub, Boynton Beach, Fla. – 79-80–159

Alexander Pak, San Clemente, Calif. – 82-77–159

Ryan McCoy, Temecula, Calif. – 75-84–159

Puwit Anupansuebsai, Thailand – 81-78–159

Trevor Olkowski, Grand Junction, Colo. – 81-79–160

Cullen Plousha III, Carlsbad, Calif. – 82-78–160

Nicholas Pham, Huntington Beach, Calif. – 78-82–160

Trey Davis, Olivehurst, Calif. – 82-78–160

Craig Ronne, Klamath Falls, Ore. – 75-85–160

Matt Tolan, Eau Claire, Wis. – 80-80–160

Austin Barbin, Elkton, Md. – 76-84–160

Isaac Prine, Parkersburg, W.Va. – 77-83–160

Michael Holtz, Godfrey, Ill. – 83-78–161

Joseph Levitan, Saint Simons Island, Ga. – 84-77–161

Alexander Vogelsong, Palm City, Fla. – 78-84–162

Jimmy Dales, Northville, Mich. – 82-80–162

Anton Serafini, Lake Mary, Fla. – 84-78–162

Tim Bunten, Concord, N.C. – 81-82–163

Jordan Plunkett, Sterrett, Ala. – 80-83–163

Lincoln Johnson, Chaska, Minn. – 81-82–163

Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. – 85-79–164

Jansen Smith, San Angelo, Texas – 87-78–165

Jack Boczar, Canton, Mich. – 81-84–165

Travis Mancill, Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 84-82–166

Jake Bryson, Canada – 82-84–166

Trey Fessler, Otsego, Minn. – 79-88–167

Matthew Minerva, Elmsford, N.Y. – 87-81–168

Louis Olsakovsky, Pittsburgh, Pa. – 81-87–168

Chase Allison, Waco, Texas – 78-90–168

Jack Maguire, Ridgefield, Conn. – 92-78–170

Andrew Walker, Battle Creek, Mich. – 90-81–171

Justin Gums, Lodi, Calif. – 86-86—172

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. – Wednesday’s pairings and starting times for the first round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, played at the 7,326-yard, par-72 The Honors Course.

Note: There will be a 13-for-7 playoff for the final match-play spots at 7:15 a.m., starting on the 10th hole.

Round of 64

(Upper Bracket)

10:45 a.m. – Travis Vick, Houston, Texas (136) vs. To Be Determined (151)

8:15 a.m. – Teddy Zinsner, Alexandria, Va. (147) vs. Adrien Pendaries, France (147)

8:25 a.m. – Wocheng (Aden) Ye, People’s Republic of China (144) vs. Nate Stember, Portland, Ore. (149)

8:35 a.m. – Fred Lee, Australia  (144) vs. Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (149)

8:45 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Chile (142) vs. Tommy Kuhl, Morton, Ill. (150)

8:55 a.m. – Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C. (146) vs. Jack Parrott, Columbia, S.C. (148)

9:05 a.m. – Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas (142) vs. Runchanapong Youprayong, Thailand (150)

9:15 a.m. – James Song, Canada  (145) vs. Norman Xiong, Canyon Lake, Calif. (148)

10:35 a.m. – Won Jun Lee, Republic of Korea (140) vs. To Be Determined (151)

9:25 a.m. – Galven Kendall Green, Malaysia (146) vs. Sam Jean, Greenwood, Ind. (148)

9:35 a.m. – Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas (143) vs. Fisher Vollendorf, Fayetteville, Ark.(149)

9:45 a.m. – Joey Moore, Billings, Mont. (145) vs. Jonathon Cachon, Weston, Fla. (148)

10:25 a.m. – Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C. (140) vs. To Be Determined (151)

9:55 a.m. – Joe Highsmith, Lakewood, Wash. (146) vs. Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (148)

10:05 a.m. – John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. (143) vs. Ben Epperly, West Des Moines, Iowa (150)

10:15 a.m. – Ryan Grauman, Alamo, Calif. (145) vs. Devondeep Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. (148)

(Lower Bracket)

10:55 a.m. – Eugene Hong, Sanford, Fla. (139) vs. To Be Determined (151)

11:05 a.m. – Wells Padgett, Wichita, Kan. (147) vs. Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. (147)

11:15 a.m. – Andrew Kozan, West Palm Beach, Fla. (143) vs. Daniel Kim, San Jose, Calif. (149)

11:25 a.m. – Kaito Onishi, Japan (145) vs. Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala. (149)

11:35 a.m. – Wei Wei Gao, Philippines (141) vs. To Be Determined (151)

11:45 a.m. – Joseph Chun, Republic of Korea (146) vs. Kyle Vance, Audubon, Pa. (148)

11:55 a.m. – Cullan Brown, Paducah, Ky. (142) vs. Arjun Puri, India (150)

12:05 p.m. – Austin Eckroat, Edmond, Okla. (145) vs. Brandon Mancheno, Jacksonville, Fla. (148)

12:15 p.m. – Min Woo Lee, Australia (139) vs. To Be Determined (151)

12:25 p.m. – Chase Furey, Los Angeles, Calif. (147) vs. Garrick Higgo, South Africa (147)

12:35 p.m. – Hunter Eichhorn, Carney, Mich. (143) vs. Frankie Capan, North Oaks, Minn. (149)

12:45 p.m. – Paul Chaplet, Costa Rica (145) vs. Sampson-Yunhe Zheng, People’s Republic of China (148)

12:55 p.m. – Noah Norton, Chico, Calif. (141) vs. To Be Determined (151)

1:05 p.m. – Brendan Gonzalez, Orange, Calif. (146) vs. Brandon Gillis, Nashua, N.H. (148)

1:15 p.m. – Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (143) vs. Shuai Ming (Ben) Wong, People’s Republic of China (150)

1:25 p.m. – Ashkaan Hakim, San Ramon, Calif. (145) vs. Sam Meek, Canada (148)

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