Oklahoma trio advances in U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

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TRUCKEE, Calif. – Jim Liu, 17, of Smithtown, N.Y., the stroke-play medalist, made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole Wednesday to win his first-round match and lead a group of 32 players into the second round of match play in the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 7,740-yard Martis Camp Club.

All three Oklahomans in the field advanced to the second round. Nick Heinen of Edmond, edged  Joshua Seiple of Castle Rock, Colo. in 19 holes. Brad Dalke of Hobart downed Alvaro Ortiz, Mexico 4 and 3, while Tyson Reeder, Heinen’s teammate at Edmond North,  raced past Jeremy Wall of Brielle, N.J. 5 and 4

 Liu, the Junior Amateur medalist for the second consecutive year, trailed for much of the inward nine against Matthew Lowe, 17, of Farmingdale, N.Y. Liu rallied to take a 1-up lead by winning No. 15 with a par and making birdie on the drivable par-4 16th. Lowe squared the match with a par on No. 18 as Liu made bogey by driving into the rough and hitting his approach shot over the green.                                               

The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship continues with the second and third rounds of match play on Thursday. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be played Friday. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. PDT.

Cameron Young, the second seed, and Scottie Scheffler, the third seed, each won his first-round match. Young, 16, of Scarborough, N.Y. defeated Matt Echelmeier, 16, of Columbia, Mo., 3 and 1. Scheffler, 17, of Dallas, rolled to a 7-and-5 victory over Spencer Painton, 16, of Aurora, Colo.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Results of Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, played at 7,740-yard, par-72 Martis Camp Club

Round of 64

(Upper Bracket)

Jim Liu, Smithtown, N.Y. (136) def. Matthew Lowe, Farmingdale, N.Y. (151), 19 holes

John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (147), Matthew Perrine, of Austin, Texas (147), 5 and 4

Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. (149) def. Alvaro Ortiz, Mexico  (144), 4 and 3

Brian Carlson, Madison, Conn. (149) def. Lucas Herbert, Australia (144), 4 and 3

Sam Horsfield, England (141) def. Dean Sakata, Diamond Bar, Calif. (151), 7 and 6

Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (146) def. Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, Ohio (148), 3 and 2

Aaron Terrazas, Bluffton, S.C. (142) def. Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (150), 20 holes

Sean Crocker, Zimbabwe (146) def. Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (148), 7 and 5

Zachary Bauchou, Forest, Va. (140) def. Coleman Self, Greenwood, S.C. (151), 19 holes

Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. (147) def. Patrick Murphy, Canada (147), 1 up

Zecheng Dou, People’s Republic of China (150) def. Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif. (143), 4 and 3

Ryan Ruffels, Australia (145) def. Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (149), 4 and 2

Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (140) vs. Chase Johnson, Barberton, Ohio (151), 3 and 1

Luis Gagne, Costa Rica (147) def. Brian Mogg, Sammamish, Wash. (146), 2 and 1

Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (150) def. William Register, Burlington, N.C. (143), 4 and 3

Daniel Connolly, San Francisco, Calif. (145) def. Jacob Joiner, Albany, Ga. (148), 2 and 1

(Lower Bracket)

Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (138) def. Matt Echelmeier, Columbia, Mo. (151), 3 and 1

Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. (147) def. Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J. (147), 5 and 4

George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz. (144) def. Mitchell Schow, Ogden, Utah (149), 1 up

Jeffrey Swegle, West Des Moines, Iowa (149) def. Cheng Jin, People’s Republic of China (145), 1 up

Corey Eddings, Roseville, Calif. (141) def. Will Bernstein, New York, N.Y. (151), 19 holes

Jooho Lee, Canada (148) def. Thaddeus Obecny II, Wheeling, W.Va. (146), 20 holes

Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (150) def. Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. (142), 2 and 1

William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (146) def. Jake Shuman, Needham, Mass. (148), 2 and 1

Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (139) def. Spencer Painton, Aurora, Colo. (151), 7 and 5

Maverick McNealy, Portola Valley, Calif. (147) def. Cole Berman, Rosemont, Pa. (147), 2 and 1

Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (149) def. Jack Comstock, Jacksonville, Fla. (144), 1 up

Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (149) def. Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (145), 6 and 4

Jorge Antonio Garcia, Venezuela  (141) def. Andy Zhang, People’s Republic of China (151), 3 and 1

Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (148) def. Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (146), 19 holes

Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss. (142) def. Keenan Huskey, Greenville, S.C. (150), 1 up

P.J. Samiere, Kailua, Hawaii (146) def. Sam Meuret, Brunswick, Neb. (148), 4 and 3

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Pairings for Thursday’s second round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, played at 7,740-yard, par-72 Martis Camp Club.

Round of 32

(Upper Bracket)

7:30 a.m. – Jim Liu, Smithtown, N.Y. (136) vs. John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (147)

7:39 a.m. – Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. (149) vs. Brian Carlson, Madison, Conn. (149)

7:48 a.m. – Sam Horsfield, England (141) vs. Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (146) 

7:57 a.m. – Aaron Terrazas, Bluffton, S.C. (142) vs. Sean Crocker, Zimbabwe  (146)

8:06 a.m. – Zachary Bauchou, Forest, Va. (140) vs. Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. (147)

8:15 a.m. – Zecheng Dou, People’s Republic of China (150) vs. Ryan Ruffels, Australia (145)

8:24 a.m. – Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (140) vs. Luis Gagne, Costa Rica (147)

8:33 a.m. – Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (150) vs. Daniel Connolly, San Francisco, Calif. (145)

(Lower Bracket)

8:42 a.m. – Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (138) vs. Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. (147)

8:51 a.m. – George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz. (144) vs. Jeffrey Swegle, West Des Moines, Iowa (149)

9 a.m. – Corey Eddings, Roseville, Calif. (141) vs. Jooho Lee, Canada (148)

9:09 a.m. – Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (150) vs. William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (146)

9:18 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (139) vs. Maverick McNealy, Portola Valley, Calif. (147)

9:27 a.m. – Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (149) vs. Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (149)

9:36 a.m. – Jorge Antonio Garcia, Venezuela (141) vs. Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (148)

9:45 a.m. – Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss. (142) vs. P.J. Samiere, Kailua, Hawaii (146)


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