OSU teammates Wood, Ventura meet in second-round of U.S. Amateur

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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Hayden Wood of Edmond and two of his Oklahoma State teammates advanced to the second round of match play at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship at The Riviera Country Club.

Wood, an Oklahoma State University junior who set the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying record, won his first-round match, 4 and 3, over Chris Chrisologo, of Canada.

Wood, 21, is the son of 1977 U.S. Junior Amateur champion and PGA Tour Champions player Willie Wood.

Also advancing were Kristoffer Ventura of Norway, who routed Hayden Buckley of Tupelo, Miss.,  7 and 6; and Zach Bauchou of Forest, Va., who edged Joey Savoie, Canada 2 up.

At least Cowboy will go home today, as Wood and Ventura meet in a second-round match at 9:15 CDT. Live scoring is available at www.usga.org.

Two other Cowboys lost their first round matches. Brendon Jelley of Tulsa fell to Theo Humphrey of Greenwich, Conn., 3 and 2, while Matthew Wolff of Agoura Hills, Calif., who reached the finals of the U.S. Junior Amateur, lost to Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Fla., 3 and 2

Hayden Wood plays his second shot on the ninth hole during the first round of match play of the 2017 U.S. Amateur at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

In a matchup of past U.S. Junior Amateur champions, Will Zalatoris, of Plano, Texas, beat Phillip Barbaree of Shreveport, La., 1 up, by draining a hard-breaking 35-foot downhill putt on the 18th hole, on his 21st birthday.

Five Southern California players advanced to the second round: Valencia High junior Ricky Castillo of Yorba Linda, at 17, the youngest remaining player; University of Nevada freshman Joey Vrzich of El Cahon; Pepperdine University junior Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills; University of California-Berkeley junior Collin Morikawa of La Cañada Flintridge; and University of Southern California sophomore Cheng Jin of the People’s Republic of China.

The 117th U.S. Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play, followed by six rounds of match play, concluding with Sunday’s 36-hole championship match. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Riviera, which was the host site of the 1948 U.S. Open, won by Ben Hogan, and the 1998 U.S. Senior Open, won by Hale Irwin, played at 7,272 yards. Bel-Air, which hosted the 1976 U.S. Amateur and the 2004 U.S. Senior Amateur, served as the stroke-play co-host course.

Kristoffer Ventura watches his tee shot on the first during the first round of match play of the 2017 U.S. Amateur at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Results from Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,272-yard, par-70 The Riviera Country Club

Round of 64

(Upper Bracket)

Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. (131) def. Chris Crisologo, Canada (144), 4 and 3

Kristoffer Ventura, Norway (141) def. Hayden Buckley, Tupelo, Miss. (141), 7 and 6

Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. (143) def. Edwin Yi, Eugene, Ore. (139), 3 and 1

Connor Syme, Scotland (142) def. Maverick McNealy, Portola Valley, Calif. (139), 2 and 1

Joey Vrzich, El Cajon, Calif. (144) def. Jack Singh Brar, England (138), 3 and 1

Arthur Griffin, Lake Placid, N.Y. (140) def. Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (142), 3 and 2

Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (138) def. Chris Waters, Atlanta, Ga. (143), 4 and 3

Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. (140) def. Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. (142), 19 holes

Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (136) def. Brendon Jelley, Tulsa, Okla. (144), 3 and 2

Kyle Mueller, Athens, Ga. (142) def. James Nicholas, Scarsdale, N.Y. (141), 2 and 1

Cole Madey, West Linn, Ore. (143) def. Won Jun Lee, Republic of Korea (138), 3 and 2

Noah Norton, Chico, Calif. (142) def. Turk Pettit, Sugar Grove, N.C. (140), 2 and 1

Chun An Yu, Chinese Taipei (144) def. Lee Hodges, Ardmore, Ala. (136), 1 up

Zach Bauchou, Forest, Va. (140) def. Joey Savoie, Canada (142), 2 up

Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (138) def. Blake Collyer, Australia (143), 6 and 5

Dylan Perry, Australia (140) def. Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C. (142), 19 holes

(Lower Bracket)

Billy Walthouse, Longmeadow, Mass. (144) def. Norman Xiong, San Diego, Calif. (134), 2 up

Cheng Jin, People’s Republic of China (141) def. Kaito Onishi, Japan (141), 4 and 3

Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (143) def. Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. (139), 3 and 1

Robert MacIntyre, Scotland (142) def. Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (139), 1 up

Mark Lawrence Jr., Richmond, Va. (137) def. Derek Bard, New Hartford, N.Y. (144), 4 and 3

Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. (142) def. Matthew Wolff, Agoura Hills, Calif. (140), 3 and 2

Garrett Barber, Stuart, Fla. (138) vs. Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (143), 2 and 1

Shae Wools-Cobb, Australia (142) def. Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (140), 2 and 1

Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. (144) def. Logan Lowe, Grass Valley, Calif. (136), 4 and 3

Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (142) def. Kyle McClatchie, South Africa (141), 2 and 1

Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (143) def. Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C. (138), 1 up

John Oda, Honolulu, Hawaii (142) def. Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C. (140), 2 up

Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. (144) def. Joaquin Niemann, Chile (137), 2 up

Travis Smyth, Australia (142) def. William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (140), 3 and 1

Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (143) def. Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (138), 1 up

Hugo Bernard, Canada (140) def. John Hilliard Catanzaro, Gadsden, Ala. (142), 4 and 3

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Pairings and tee times for Thursday’s second round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,272-yard, par-70 The Riviera Country Club.

All Times PDT

Round of 32

(Upper Bracket)

7:15 a.m. – Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. (131) vs. Kristoffer Ventura, Norway (141)

7:25 a.m. – Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. (143) vs. Connor Syme, Scotland (142)

7:35 a.m. – Joey Vrzich, El Cajon, Calif. (144) vs. Arthur Griffin, Lake Placid, N.Y. (140)

7:45 a.m. – Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (138) vs. Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. (140)

7:55 a.m. – Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (136) vs. Kyle Mueller, Athens, Ga. (142)

8:05 a.m. – Cole Madey, West Linn, Ore. (143) vs. Noah Norton, Chico, Calif. (142)

8:15 a.m. – Chun An Yu, Chinese Taipei (144) vs. Zach Bauchou, Forest, Va. (140)

8:25 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (138) vs. Dylan Perry, Australia (140)

(Lower Bracket)

8:35 a.m. – Billy Walthouse, Longmeadow, Mass. (144) vs. Cheng Jin, People’s Republic of China (141)

8:45 a.m. – Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (143) vs. Robert MacIntyre, Scotland (142)

8:55 a.m. – Mark Lawrence Jr., Richmond, Va. (137) vs. Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. (142)

9:05 a.m. – Garrett Barber, Stuart, Fla. (138) vs. Shae Wools-Cobb, Australia (142)

9:15 a.m. – Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. (144) vs. Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (142)

9:25 a.m. – Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (143) vs. John Oda, Honolulu, Hawaii (142)

9:35 a.m. – Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. (144) vs. Travis Smyth, Australia (142)

9:45 a.m. – Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (143) vs. Hugo Bernard, Canada (140)

*Round of 32 winners advance to the third round of match play on Thursday, beginning at 1:15 p.m.

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