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Fairfield golfer hangs on to take medal at U.S. Amateur

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jeff Wilson shot a 3-over 74 to win the stroke-play portion of the 110th U.S. Amateur by one shot over two players on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old auto dealer from Fairfield, Calif., lost most of a seven-stroke lead but hung on to finish ahead of 18-year-olds Patrick Cantlay from Los Alamitos, Calif., and Patrick Rodgers from Avon, Ind.

Cantlay who plans to attend UCLA, shot the best round of the day, a 5-under-par 67 at the Home Course for a 36-hole 137 score. Rodgers shot a 68.



Starting Wednesday, five days of match play will determine the champion.

Wilson shot a 10-under 62 Monday on the Home Course. Tuesday’s 7,742-yard Chambers Bay layout was the longest in US Amateur history.



Rogers, who will attend Stanford, is the only golfer in the field with two sub-70 rounds. He shot a 2-under 69 at Chambers on Monday.

Wilson, a three-time medalist at the Mid-Amateur and 2008 U.S. Amateur medalist, said after Monday’s round he had a restless night.

“I’m tossing and turning all night wondering how I’m going to grind it out today,” Wilson said. “My cell phone was blown up last night. It was a lot of fun to talk about. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime round.”

It was the second lowest medal-play round in the championship’s history, exceeded only by a 12-under 60 by Billy Horschel at the 2006 Amateur at Chaska Town, Minn.

Wilson had a 29 on his back nine, matching the lowest nine-hole score ever.

Two golfers are tied for fourth at 3-under 140, Justin Thomas of Goshen Ky., and Andres Echavarria of Colombia.

Thomas, who will play for Alabama next year, shot a 69 at Chambers, matching the best round on that course Tuesday.

“I knew the USGA wouldn’t be messing around when it comes to setting the course up,” Thomas said. “Everything is unbelievable. It is like I expected. I didn’t think this course would be this hard or this immaculate. It is just so perfect. The lines are so tight it is ridiculous.”

The 22-year-old Echavarria, who grew up in Medellin and now attends Florida, is a former South America Junior champion. He had a 4-under 68 at the Home Course.

Eric Chun of South Korea was the only other player to break par. He finished sixth place at 1-under 142. Chun, a junior at Northwestern who played in the British Open this year, shot a 3-under 69 at The Home Course.

Defending champion Byeong-Hun An made the field of 64 but struggled to shoot a 77 at Chambers and was tied for 40th.

The 16 players tied for the final six spots will play hole-by-hole eliminations on Nos. 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 Wednesday until there’s only six of them left.

U.S. Amateur Championship Scores

Tuesday

University Place, Wash.

CB-7,742-yard, par-71 Chambers Bay

HC-7,420-yard, par-72 The Home Course

(-advanced in a playoff)

Jeff Wilson, Fairfield, Calif. 62-74-136CB

Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif. 70-67-137HC

Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. 69-68-137HC

Andres Echavarria, Colombia 72-68-140HC

Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. 71-69-140CB

Eric Chun, Korea 73-69-142HC

Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, Calif. 72-71-143HC

Ryan McCarthy, Australia 74-69-143HC

Tim Jackson, Germantown, Tenn. 71-72-143HC

Hudson Swafford, Tallahassee, Fla. 71-72-143HC

Arnond Vongvanij, Gainesville, Fla. 72-71-143HC

Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. 74-69-143CB

Eugene Wong, Canada 74-70-144HC

Morgan Hoffmann, Wyckoff, N.J. 73-71-144HC

Connor Arendell, Cape Coral, Fla. 73-71-144HC

David Chung, Fayetteville, N.C. 75-69-144HC

Conrad Shindler, Westlake, Texas 71-73-144CB

Nick Taylor, Canada 69-75-144CB

Gunner Wiebe, Denver, Colo. 70-74-144CB

Harris English, Athens, Ga. 69-75-144CB

David Dannelly, Clemson, S.C. 72-72-144CB

John Hahn, Las Vegas, Nev. 69-75-144CB

Michael Morrison, Atlanta, Ga. 69-75-144CB

Patrick Reed, Augusta, Ga. 68-77-145HC

Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, Ariz. 71-74-145HC

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. 73-72-145HC

Cheng Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei 73-72-145HC

Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash. 72-73-145CB

Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. 69-76-145CB

Denny McCarthy, Burtonsville, Md. 71-74-145CB

Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla. 71-74-145CB

Brad Benjamin, Rockford, Ill. 73-72-145CB

Tommy McDonagh, Norwalk, Conn. 71-75-146HC

Blayne Barber, Lake City, Fla. 73-73-146HC

Alex Ching, Honolulu, Hawaii 73-73-146HC

T. J. Bordeaux, Tacoma, Wash. 73-73-146HC

Scott Strohmeyer, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 76-70-146HC

Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Fla. 74-72-146CB

Tyler Sheppard, Midland, Texas 73-73-146CB

Brent Martin, LaPlata, Md. 72-75-147HC

Daniel Zuluaga, Colombia 77-70-147HC

Jed Dirksen, Hampton, Iowa 77-70-147HC

Andrea Pavan, Italy 76-71-147HC

Byeong-Hun An, Berkeley, Calif. 70-77-147CB

Jarred Bossio, Olympia, Wash. 74-73-147CB

Richard Werenski, South Hadley, Mass. 69-78-147CB

Chan Kim, Gilbert, Ariz. 80-68-148HC

Skip Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo. 73-75-148HC

Mike McCoy, West Des Moines, Iowa 74-74-148HC

Eric Steger, Noblesville, Ind. 75-73-148CB

Albin Choi, Canada 72-76-148CB

Joe Saladino, Huntington, N.Y. 71-77-148CB

Alex Shi Yup Kim, Fullerton, Calif. 72-76-148CB

Nick MacDonald, Lebanon, N.H. 75-73-148CB

Harry Rudolph III, La Jolla, Calif. 75-73-148CB

Scott Langley, St Louis, Mo. 74-74-148CB

Daniel Bowden, Easley, S.C. 73-75-148CB

Mike Miller, Brewster, N.Y. 73-75-148CB

Jason Higton, Fresno, Calif. 75-74-149HC

Robert Leopold, England 78-71-149HC

Carter Newman, Augusta, Ga. 78-71-149HC

Christopher Burger, Cincinnati, Ohio 73-76-149HC

Wyndham Clark, Greenwood Village, Colo. 78-71-149HC

Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Md. 80-69-149HC

Johan de Beer, South Africa 78-71-149HC

Jacob Burger, Orangeburg, S.C. 73-76-149CB

Ricky Stout, New Bern, N.C. 75-74-149CB

Brad Shaw, Los Angeles, Calif. 72-77-149CB

Amory Davis, Chadds Ford, Pa. 70-79-149CB

Wesley Bryan, Chapin, S.C. 76-73-149CB

John Peterson, Fort Worth, Texas 76-73-149CB

Bobby Hudson, Memphis, Tenn. 74-75-149CB

Emiliano Grillo, Argentina 77-72-149CB

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. 75-74-149CB

Failed to qualify

Ryan Peterson, Eagan, Minn. 73-77-150HC

Timothy Madigan, Rio Rancho, N.M. 76-74-150HC

Glenn Northcutt, Dothan, Ala. 78-72-150HC

Will Bowman, Greensboro, N.C. 78-72-150HC

Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield, Calif. 75-75-150HC

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. 73-77-150HC

Estanislao Guerrero, Mexico 77-73-150HC Andrew Vijarro, Bend, Ore. 77-73-150HC

Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. 80-70-150HC

Jason Scrivener, Australia 82-68-150HC

Henry Smart, Charlottesville, Va. 76-74-150HC

Tain Lee, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 79-71-150HC

Robert F. Gerwin II, Cincinnati, Ohio 71-79-150CB

Stiggy Hodgson, England 75-75-150CB

Mackenzie Hughes, Canada 71-79-150CB

Andrew Noto, New Orleans, La. 74-76-150CB

Jordan McLaurin, Ironton, Mo. 75-75-150CB

Joseph Juszczyk, Dearborn Hts, Mich. 73-77-150CB

Alex Edfort, Somerset, N.J. 73-77-150CB

Joe Epperson, Plano, Texas 76-75-151HC

Steve Ziegler, Broomfield, Colo. 78-73-151HC

Matthew Smith, Australia 74-77-151HC

Darren Wallace, Canada 78-73-151HC

Ricky Stockton, Salinas, Calif. 75-76-151CB

Tom Muto Jr, Wolcott, N.Y. 72-79-151CB

Kenneth McCready, San Diego, Calif. 74-77-151CB

Hunter Hamrick, Montgomery, Ala. 78-73-151CB

Hunter Bronson, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 73-78-151CB

Kevin Marsh, Henderson, Nev. 76-75-151CB

Matt Ewald, Leawood, Kan. 76-75-151CB

Jack Dukeminier, Eugene, Ore. 75-76-151CB

Jim Liu, Smithtown, N.Y. 74-77-151CB

Matt Crawford, Redwood City, Calif. 74-77-151CB

Travis Ross, Crookston, Minn. 78-74-152HC

Jay Linquist, Canada 78-74-152HC

Michael Moyers, Stanardsville, Va. 77-75-152HC

Andrew Presley, Fort Worth, Texas 78-74-152HC

Clarke Kincaid, Trophy Club, Texas 75-77-152CB

Daniel Berger, Jupiter, Fla. 69-83-152CB

Francesco Ruffino, Bloomfield Village, Mich. 75-77-152CB

Bud Cauley, Jacksonville, Fla. 73-79-152CB

John Duke Hudson, Sonora, Texas 69-83-152CB

Michael Hebert, Orlando, Fla. 75-77-152CB

Lion Kim, Lake Mary, Fla. 78-75-153HC

Matthew Hansen, Los Osos, Calif. 74-79-153HC

Phillip Choi, Orlando, Fla. 80-73-153HC

Chris DeForest, Cottekill, N.Y. 82-71-153HC

John Young Kim, Walnut, Calif. 81-72-153HC

Derek Ernst, Clovis, Calif. 77-76-153HC

Bill Jones III, Conyers, Ga. 77-76-153HC

Brian Belden, Emmaus, Pa. 72-81-153CB

Andrew Widmar, El Paso, Texas 74-79-153CB

Brooks Koepka, Wellington, Fla. 72-81-153CB

Ryan Indovina, Costa Mesa, Calif. 75-78-153CB

Josh Eure, Crofton, Md. 73-80-153CB

Jin Jeong, South Korea 74-79-153CB

David McDaniel, Tucson, Ariz. 74-79-153CB

Sam Chavez, Hillsborough, Calif. 73-80-153CB

Kevin Penner, Sammamish, Wash. 74-79-153CB

Thomas Buran, Scottsdale, Ariz. 72-81-153CB

Harold Varner III, Gastonia, N.C. 78-75-153CB

Cory Renfrew, Canada 74-79-153CB

Will Hogan, Ozark, Mo. 72-81-153CB

John Murphy, Wilton, Conn. 79-75-154HC

Greg Moss, Los Angeles, Calif. 80-74-154HC

Matt Miller, Eldon, Mo. 73-81-154HC

Tyler Foxx, Port St Lucie, Fla. 78-76-154HC

Jason Millard, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 79-75-154HC

Kevin Phelan, Ireland 77-77-154HC

George Cunningham, Litchfield Park, Ariz. 79-75-154HC

Sean Dale, Jacksonville, Fla. 78-76-154HC

Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 77-77-154CB

Ethan Tracy, Hilliard, Ohio 76-78-154CB

Russell Henley, Macon, Ga. 72-82-154CB

Brad Brunner, Tampa, Fla. 75-79-154CB

Matt Schneider, Grand Rapids, Minn. 77-77-154CB

Yi Keun Chang, Diamond Bar, Calif. 79-75-154CB

Frank Vana, Shrewsbury, Mass. 78-76-154CB

Peter Williamson, Hanover, N.H. 79-75-154CB

Sean Kelly, Staten Island, N.Y. 77-77-154CB

Colby Smith, Auburn, Calif. 77-78-155HC

Andrew Patipaksiri, Cypress, Calif. 78-77-155HC

Daniel Chian, Covina, Calif. 78-77-155HC

Louis-Alexandre Pitre, Canada 79-76-155HC

Beau Schoolcraft, Englewood, Colo. 80-75-155HC

Michael McGowan, Southern Pines, N.C. 80-75-155HC

Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 78-77-155HC

Andrew Putnam, University Place, Wash. 84-71-155HC

Bennett Blakeman, Burr Ridge, Ill. 81-74-155HC

Vince India, Deerfield, Ill. 74-81-155CB

Franco Castro, Alpharetta, Ga. 80-75-155CB

Carl Jonson, Bainbridge Island, Wash. 74-81-155CB

Woo Kim, Korea 78-77-155CB

Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas 72-83-155CB

Alex Carpenter, Little Rock, Ark. 73-82-155CB

Adam Stephenson, Greenville, N.C. 77-78-155CB

Eric Lilleboe, Okemos, Mich. 79-76-155CB

David Jones, Norwich, Conn. 77-78-155CB

Matt Younts, Stokesdale, N.C. 78-77-155CB

Jeff Hedden, Old Lyme, Conn. 77-78-155CB

Alexander Moore, Richland, Wash. 76-79-155CB

William Coe, San Diego, Calif. 74-81-155CB

Mark Knecht, Paducah, Ky. 73-82-155CB

Donald Constable, Deephaven, Minn. 78-77-155CB

Steven Zychowski, Mendham, N.J. 76-79-155CB

Chris Baloga, Baltimore, Md. 82-74-156HC

Riley Pumphrey, Georgetown, Texas 80-76-156HC

Jordan Walor, Wake Forest, N.C. 80-76-156HC

Keegan Drugan, Holmen, Wis. 77-79-156HC

Erik Christopherson, St Paul, Minn. 79-77-156HC

Evan Harmeling, North Reading, Mass. 79-77-156HC

Andy Sajevic, Fremont, Neb. 84-72-156HC

Bowen Sargent, Charlottesville, Va. 81-75-156HC

Jamie Core, Canada 78-78-156CB

Jean-Philippe Paiement, Canada 77-79-156CB

Josh Anderson, Murrieta, Calif. 73-83-156CB

Michael Drobnick, Hilliard, Ohio 76-80-156CB

Sihwan Kim, Buena Park, Calif. 76-80-156CB

Terence Daniels, Bermuda 80-76-156CB

Zac Pool, Poteau, Okla. 77-79-156CB

Brandon Detweiler, Akron, Pa. 75-81-156CB

Brock Crosson, Canada 83-74-157HC

Amit Chopra, Costa Mesa, Calif. 75-82-157HC

Dash Lindsell, San Francisco, Calif. 81-76-157HC

Marc Mandel, Conshohocken, Pa. 77-80-157HC

Randy Haag, Burlingame, Calif. 77-80-157HC

Sang Yi, Carrollton, Texas 84-73-157HC

Vaita Guillaume, Tahiti 81-76-157HC

Matthew Harvey, Georgetown, Texas 87-70-157HC

Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich. 81-76-157HC

Ryan O’Rear, Belton, Texas 77-80-157CB

Nick Mullhaupt, Bradenton, Fla. 75-82-157CB

Billy Kennerly, Alpharetta, Ga. 78-79-157CB

Paul Haley, Dallas, Texas 78-79-157CB

Zac Blair, Ogden, Utah 74-83-157CB

Jason Buffone, Lockport, Ill. 76-81-157CB

Max McKay, St Augustine, Fla. 79-78-157CB

Damian Telles, The Dalles, Ore. 80-78-158HC

Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. 81-77-158HC

Ricky DeSantis, Carlsbad, Calif. 85-73-158HC

Austin Cook, Jonesboro, Ark. 76-82-158HC

Korey Ward, West Chester, Ohio 85-73-158HC

Brandon Parker, Auburn, Mass. 82-76-158HC

Charlie Saxon, Tulsa, Okla. 82-76-158HC

Shun Yat Hak, Hong Kong 84-74-158HC

Mark Hicks, Bermuda Dunes, Calif. 85-73-158HC

Robert Savarese, Lafayette Hill, Pa. 76-82-158CB

Michael Brown, Cheltenham, Pa. 75-83-158CB

Nick Ellis, East Wenatchee, Wash. 76-82-158CB

Barrett Kelpin, Kalamazoo, Mich. 79-79-158CB

Antonio Grillo, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. 74-84-158CB

Brian Higgins, Bellingham, Mass. 78-80-158CB

Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo. 81-77-158CB

Eric Mina, Fremont, Calif. 73-85-158CB

Scott Congdon, Foxboro, Mass. 71-87-158CB

Tim Spitz, Rochester, N.Y. 80-78-158CB

Hank Lebioda, Winter Springs, Fla. 79-79-158CB

Clayton Rotz, Chambersburg, Pa. 77-81-158CB

Herbert Day, El Salvador 82-77-159HC

Cody Kent, Castle Rock, Colo. 80-79-159HC

Michael Kim, Del Mar, Calif. 81-78-159HC

Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. 88-71-159HC

George Bryan, Chapin, S.C. 86-73-159HC

Peter Jensen, Boyne City, Mich. 76-83-159CB

Spencer Lawson, Raleigh, N.C. 74-85-159CB

Craig Groenendaal, Centreville, Va. 78-81-159CB

Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn. 72-87-159CB

Ravi Patel, Naperville, Ill. 78-81-159CB

Sam Chien, San Diego, Calif. 77-82-159CB

Scott Barton, Dallas, Texas 79-80-159CB

Chase Blaich, Defuniak Springs, Fla. 74-85-159CB

John Somers, Elon, N.C. 81-78-159CB

Christian Heavens, Fairview Heights, Ill. 81-79-160HC

Kevin Carrigan, Canada 86-74-160HC

Cody Thompson, Chico, Calif. 83-77-160HC

Brinson Paolini, Virginia Beach, Va. 81-79-160HC

Steve Skurla, Wheaton, Ill. 82-78-160HC

George Downing, Santa Barbara, Calif. 85-75-160HC

Boris Stantchev, Long Beach, Calif. 79-81-160HC

Brian Colbert, Palatine, Ill. 80-80-160CB

Carl McCauley, Parkland, Fla. 80-80-160CB

Preston Dembowiak, Summerfield, N.C. 73-87-160CB

Brad Larente, Canada 77-83-160CB

Jason Shano, Scottsdale, Ariz. 82-78-160CB

Daniel Sorgini III, Westerville, Ohio 84-76-160CB

Drew Chuipek, Gilberts, Ill. 79-81-160CB

Nicolo Galletti, Clayton, Calif. 79-81-160CB

Michael Mulieri, Silver Spring, Md. 84-77-161HC

Mac McClung, Fremont, Calif. 84-77-161HC

Mark Hubbard, Denver, Colo. 84-77-161HC

Tom McCarthy, Tolland, Conn. 81-80-161HC

Tom Hoge, Fargo, N.D. 87-74-161HC

Ben Smith, Carrollton, Ohio 86-75-161HC

C. J. Kim, Chandler, Ariz. 77-84-161CB

Matt Brown, Brookeville, Md. 80-82-162HC

Taylor Smith, Mansfield, Ga. 79-83-162HC

Christian Brand, Charleston, W.Va. 81-81-162HC

Cameron Rappleye, Elk Grove, Calif. 87-75-162HC

Ryan Carter, Stockton, Calif. 88-74-162HC

Draegen Majors, Tulsa, Okla. 81-81-162CB

Buddy Marucci, Villanova, Pa. 79-83-162CB

C. J. DeBerg, Edina, Minn. 83-80-163HC

William Miller, Venetia, Pa. 87-76-163HC

Jeff Coffman, Oklahoma City, Okla. 86-77-163HC

Justin Martinson, Avondale, Pa. 84-79-163HC

Ernesto Marin, Miami, Fla. 85-78-163HC

Kalena Preus, Honolulu, Hawaii 86-77-163HC

Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif. 75-88-163CB

Tom Wroblewski, Neenah, Wis. 82-81-163CB

Parker Edens, Greeley, Colo. 86-78-164HC

Brian Hwang, Hauppauge, N.Y. 83-81-164HC

Tevis Upton, Acworth, Ga. 80-84-164CB

Adam Ball, Richmond, Va. 80-85-165HC

Jeff Scohy, Bellbrook, Ohio 85-80-165HC

Hao-Sheng Hsu, Beaumont, Calif. 85-80-165HC

Brent Blaum, Coral Gables, Fla. 87-78-165HC

Will Smith, Avon, Conn. 87-78-165HC

Carr Vernon, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 78-87-165CB

Matt Nicholas, Lake Charles, La. 83-83-166HC

Michael Whitehead, Sugar Land, Texas 88-78-166HC

Ben Polland, Bloomington, Minn. 87-79-166HC

David Haley Jr, Hilliard, Ohio 85-82-167HC

Rudy Cabalar Jr, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 84-83-167CB

Cameron Crawford, Sandy, Utah 88-80-168HC

Joe Leavitt, Atkinson, N.H. 79-89-168CB

Kody Alexander, Jackson, Tenn. 79-89-168CB

Brandon Ng, Canada 83-86-169HC

Camron Howell, Thatcher, Ariz. 91-79-170HC

Joe Kastelic, Cincinnati, Ohio 89-81-170HC

Timmy Peterzen, Elk River, Minn. 81-89-170CB

Ben Mangum, Montgomery, Ala. 89-83-172HC

Robert De Biase, Venezuela 95-77-172HC

Ren Takeuchi, Japan 81-91-172CB

Garrett Simons, Grand Ledge, Mich. 93-80-173HC

Matt Stephens, Mont Belvieu, Texas 90-83-173HC

Josh Goldstein, Liberty, N.Y. 87-86-173CB

Matt Alessi, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 95-82-177HC

Max Cohen, Los Angeles, Calif. 90-89-179HC


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