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Incline Village golfer in U.S. Amateur match play hunt

The Associated Press

Joe Sanders of Incline Village is in contention to qualify for the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship.

Sanders shot an opening-round, 4-over 76 Monday at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Okla. He is only two shots off the qualifying pace going into the final qualifying round Tuesday. Sanders has 113 of the 312 players in the field in front of him.

There was a 25-shot swing from the top scorer, Tim Jackson, and the last-place player. There were 61 golfers at 3-over or better, and it will likely take a score of 147 or better to move into match play. The average score at Cedar Ridge in the opening round was 75.6 while the average at Southern Hills was 78.5.

Sanders must play at Southern Hills in Tulsa on Tuesday. His season has included a playoff victory in the 26th annual Kelly Cup at the Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake, Calif.

Jackson, the two-time USGA Mid-Amateur champion, who led the U.S. Senior Open through two rounds this summer, shot a 2-under 68 to take the lead after the first round lead.

Jackson, 50, made three birdies against one bogey at Southern Hills Country Club. He was the lone golfer in the field of 156 at Southern Hills to best par, while four golfers managed to shoot 1-under at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow.

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Shooting 1-under at Cedar Ridge were Matthew Broome of Barrington, R.I., John Peterson of Fort Worth, Texas, Will Strickler of Gainesville, Fla. And Cameron Tringale of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Patrick Duncan of Rancho Santa Fe., Calif., was the lone player to post an even-par 70 at Southern Hills, while five players shot 70 at Cedar Ridge.

Some of the pre-tournament favorites struggled. Canadian Matt Hill, who won the 2009 NCAA championship at North Carolina State, as well as seven other college tournaments and the Ontario Open, shot 75 at Cedar Ridge, stretched to 7,336 yards at par 70 by the USGA, which had several new tees installed prior to the tournament.

“It’s a tough course,” said Hill, who has played three times on the PGA Tour this summer, including a tie for 70th at the AT&T at Congressional. “If you get it in the rough, with the wind we had, it was just very hard to make pars. And there are very few birdie holes out there.”

Jackson is constantly asked why he hasn’t turned professional. He much prefers the amateur game.

“It’s all I’ve known,” Jackson said. “I started playing golf by accident when I was 16. I was a baseball player and we got rained out and a bunch of us went to the driving range. I was a good athlete, but golf was the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to do. It just got me.”

– Tribune Sports Editor Steve Yingling contributed to this story.

USGA U.S. Amateur Scores

Monday’s First Round

c-Cedar Ridge Country Club

Yardage: 7,336; Par: 70

s-Southern Hills Country Club

Yardage: 7,093; Par: 70

Tulsa, Okla.

s-Tim Jackson, Germantown, Tenn., 33-35-68

c-Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 34-35-69

c-John Peterson, Fort Worth, Texas, 34-35-69

c-Matthew Broome, Barrington, R.I., 35-34-69

c-Will Strickler, Gainesville, Fla., 33-36-69

c-Jonathan Fly, Memphis, Tenn., 34-36-70

c-Jordan Russell, College Station, Texas, 36-34-70

c-Justin Bardgett, Chesterfield, Mo., 35-35-70

c-Mike Sorenson, Hartland, Wis., 35-35-70

s-s-Patrick Duncan Jr, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 34-36-70

c-Scott Langley, St Louis, Mo., 36-34-70

s-Andrew Funk, Scottsdale, Ariz., 35-36-71

c-Brett Kanda, La Crescenta, Calif., 35-36-71

c-Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga., 36-35-71

s-Byeong-Hun An, Korea, 34-37-71

c-Chris Wolfe, Warner Robins, Ga., 36-35-71

c-Hao-Sheng Hsu, Chinese Taipei, 36-35-71

c-James Sacheck, The Woodlands, Texas, 38-33-71

c-John-Tyler Griffin, Wilson, N.C., 33-38-71

s-Mark Anderson, Beaufort, S.C., 35-36-71

c-Nico Geyger, Chile, 34-37-71

c-Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif., 36-35-71

c-Tom Whitney, La Quinta, Calif., 35-36-71

c-Travis Woolf, Fort Worth, Texas, 36-35-71

c-Alex Moon, Dallas, Texas, 35-37-72

c-Amory Davis, Chadds Ford, Pa., 37-35-72

c-Barrett Kelpin, Kalamazoo, Mich., 38-34-72

s-Bud Cauley, Jacksonville, Fla., 37-35-72

c-Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn., 35-37-72

c-Corey Nagy, Charlotte, N.C., 34-38-72

s-Dan Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wis., 36-36-72

c-David Lingmerth, Sweden, 35-37-72

c-David Sheman, Canada, 36-36-72

c-Dustin Morris, Crosby, Texas, 35-37-72

s-Eric Steger, Noblesville, Ind., 38-34-72

c-Gunner Wiebe, Aurora, Colo., 36-36-72

c-Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla., 36-36-72

c-Mitchell McLeroy, Mansfield, Texas, 36-36-72

c-Patrick Rada, Anderson, S.C., 35-37-72

c-Trent Karlik, McKees Rocks, Pa., 37-35-72

c-Zach Barlow, Percy, Ill., 35-37-72

c-Adam Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., 38-35-73

c-Ben Kohles, Cary, N.C., 35-38-73

c-Ben Martin, Greenwood, S.C., 37-36-73

c-Brian Whittle, Golden City, Mo., 37-36-73

c-Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 35-38-73

s-Chris Gilman, Yorba Linda, Calif., 36-37-73

c-Clayton Parkhill, Champaign, Ill., 38-35-73

s-Denny McCarthy, Burtonsville, Md., 35-38-73

c-Drew Weaver, High Point, N.C., 37-36-73

c-Fielding Brewbaker, Salem, Va., 38-35-73

s-Joe Juszczyk, Dearborn Hts, Mich., 35-38-73

s-John Kostis, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 34-39-73

c-Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas, 37-36-73

c-Max Marsico, Las Vegas, Nev., 36-37-73

s-Mike Van Sickle, Wexford, Pa., 38-35-73

s-Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa., 38-35-73

c-Ryan Peterson, Eagan, Minn., 37-36-73

c-Steve Ziegler, Broomfield, Colo., 37-36-73

s-Taylor Floyd, Macon, Ga., 37-36-73

s-Travis Ross, Crookston, Minn., 36-37-73

c-Aaron Stewart, Windermere, Fla., 38-36-74

c-Alex Ching, Honolulu, Hawaii, 39-35-74

c-Brad Revell, Canada, 37-37-74

s-Brandon Smith, West Palm Beach, Fla., 37-37-74

s-Brenton Flynn, Nashville, Tenn., 39-35-74

c-Cameron Hooper, Greensboro, Ga., 37-37-74

s-David Chung, Fayetteville, N.C., 37-37-74

s-Derek Ernst, Clovis, Calif., 37-37-74

s-Drew Preston, Grand Rapids, Mich., 36-38-74

c-Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore., 37-37-74

s-Jackson Beindorf, Vero Beach, Fla., 37-37-74

s-Jay Hwang, San Diego, Calif., 36-38-74

c-Jeffery Cammon, St Simons Island, Ga., 36-38-74

c-John Murphy, Wilton, Conn., 36-38-74

s-Jonathan Randolph, Brandon, Miss., 37-37-74

c-Jose Toledo, Guatemala, 35-39-74

c-Matt Hoffenberg, Simi Valley, Calif., 37-37-74

s-Morgan Hoffmann, Saddle Brook, N.J., 37-37-74

c-Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Fla., 36-38-74

c-Philippe-Andre Bannon, Canada, 41-33-74

s-Phillip Mollica, Anderson, S.C., 37-37-74

c-Richard Lee, Bellevue, Wash., 38-36-74

c-Richard Werenski, South Hadley, Mass., 38-36-74

c-Sebastian Szirmak, Canada, 39-35-74

s-Stephen Harrison, Wilson, N.C., 39-35-74

s-Trent Whitekiller, Sallisaw, Okla., 37-37-74

c-Adam Cohan, Savannah, Ga., 39-36-75

c-Andrew Haggen, Walnut Creek, Calif., 38-37-75

s-Andrew Yun, Tacoma, Wash., 37-38-75

s-Christopher Ross, Canada, 40-35-75

c-Connor Driscoll, Encinitas, Calif., 37-38-75

c-Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, Ariz., 37-38-75

s-Jesper Kennegard, Sweden, 36-39-75

c-Mark Stevens, Concord, N.H., 39-36-75

c-Matt Ewald, Leawood, Kan., 39-36-75

c-Matt Hill, Canada, 39-36-75

s-Matt Thompson, Battle Creek, Mich., 37-38-75

c-Matthew Swan, Montgomery, Ala., 38-37-75

c-Michael Cress, Dublin, Ohio, 39-36-75

c-Michael Green, Augusta, Ga., 37-38-75

c-Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo., 39-36-75

s-Nate McCoy, Des Moines, Iowa, 40-35-75

c-Nick Latimer, Brooklyn, Ohio, 38-37-75

c-Nick Pumford, St Charles, Mich., 37-38-75

s-Peter Malnati, Dandridge, Tenn., 36-39-75

c-Robbie Fillmore, Provo, Utah, 36-39-75

s-Scott Strohmeyer, Auburn, Ala., 38-37-75

s-Steve Delmar Jr, Gaithersburg, Md., 35-40-75

s-Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif., 39-36-75

c-Tim Madigan, Rio Rancho, N.M., 38-37-75

s-Tyson Alexander, Gainesville, Fla., 39-36-75

c-Will McCurdy, Fort Payne, Ala., 35-40-75

s-Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield, Calif., 39-37-76

s-Brady Johnson, Canada, 39-37-76

c-Buddy Marucci, Villanova, Pa., 39-37-76

s-Carl Santos-Ocampo, Naples, Fla., 40-36-76

s-Chris Ward, Mckinney, Texas, 39-37-76

c-Clinton Boutelle, Cody, Wyo., 38-38-76

c-Cody Paladino, Kensington, Conn., 42-34-76

c-Craig Smith, Springfield, Tenn., 36-40-76

s-Davis Lee, Palisades Park, N.J., 38-38-76

c-Dodge Kemmer, Wichita, Kan., 39-37-76

c-Erik Christopherson, Grant, Minn., 38-38-76

c-Ethan Tracy, Hilliard, Ohio, 38-38-76

c-Eugenio Parrodi, Mexico, 37-39-76

s-James White, Acworth, Ga., 41-35-76

c-Jeff Osberg, Chester Springs, Pa., 38-38-76

c-Joe Sanders, Incline Village, Nev., 35-41-76

c-John Dowdall, Houston, Texas, 36-40-76

c-Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, Calif., 38-38-76

s-Josh Dupont, Poway, Calif., 39-37-76

s-Kevin Dougherty, Murrieta, Calif., 38-38-76

c-Kevin McLister, Leesburg, Va., 40-36-76

c-Louis Bishop, Murrieta, Calif., 40-36-76

c-Mac McLaughlin, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 38-38-76

s-Marcel Puyat, Philippines, 36-40-76

s-Matt Williams, Albuquerque, N.M., 37-39-76

c-Michael Mendez, San Diego, Calif., 35-41-76

s-Phillip Bryan, Norman, Okla., 39-37-76

c-Robert Burrow, Charlotte, N.C., 38-38-76

s-Robert Riesen, Pinehurst, N.C., 36-40-76

s-Ryan Haselden, Houston, Texas, 37-39-76

s-Scott Roudebush, Austin, Texas, 39-37-76

c-Steve Cuzzort, Detroit, Mich., 41-35-76

c-T.J. Howe, Osceola, Pa., 39-37-76

c-Tom Hoge, Fargo, N.D., 38-38-76

s-Travis Gahman, Souderton, Pa., 39-37-76

c-Andrew Cho, Korea, 41-36-77

c-Anthony Aloi, Plainsboro, N.J., 39-38-77

c-Arthur Zelmati, France, 40-37-77

c-Beau Hossler, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., 38-39-77

c-Bill Rankin, Cedar, Mich., 38-39-77

c-Blake West, Montgomery, Ala., 38-39-77

c-Brad Benjamin, Rockford, Ill., 42-35-77

s-Bryant Lach, The Woodlands, Texas, 38-39-77

c-Connor Arendell, Cape Coral, Fla., 40-37-77

c-Dan Cone, Moraga, Calif., 37-40-77

s-David Smith, Plymouth, Minn., 35-42-77

c-Dustin Garza, Mission, Texas, 39-38-77

c-Fletcher Johnson, Belden, Miss., 40-37-77

s-Glenn Northcutt, Dothan, Ala., 39-38-77

c-Graham Hill, Canada, 38-39-77

c-Hudson Johnson, Longview, Texas, 38-39-77

s-Jack Dukeminier, Eugene, Ore., 39-38-77

s-Jarin Todd, Woodinville, Wash., 41-36-77

s-Jay Fisher, Charlottesville, Va., 38-39-77

s-Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., 39-38-77

s-Matt Nagy, Buena Vista, Ga., 39-38-77

s-Mitchell Gregson, Waterloo, Ill., 38-39-77

c-Ryan Abbate, Weston, Fla., 38-39-77

s-Sam Chien, San Diego, Calif., 41-36-77

c-Tao Huang, Chinese Taipei, 38-39-77

s-Tony Grillo, Vineyard Haven, Mass., 38-39-77

c-Trevor Bowman, Harpster, Ohio, 37-40-77

c-Tyler Simpson, Portland, Ore., 41-36-77

s-Wes Roach, Knoxville, Tenn., 39-38-77

c-Wesley Bryan, Chapin, S.C., 41-36-77

c-Will Collins, Salisbury, N.C., 39-38-77

s-Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., 41-37-78

s-Alan Lee, Chile, 39-39-78

s-Andy Sajevic, Fremont, Neb., 41-37-78

s-Art Golden, Chico, Calif., 38-40-78

s-Austin Graham, San Clemente, Calif., 40-38-78

s-Bill Hadden, Manchester Village, Vt., 38-40-78

c-Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I., 42-36-78

s-Brandon Parker, Auburn, Mass., 38-40-78

s-Carlos Velez, Miami, Fla., 38-40-78

s-Chad Horner, Essexville, Mich., 40-38-78

s-Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas, 36-42-78

s-Colby Smith, Auburn, Calif., 41-37-78

c-David Erdy, Boonville, Ind., 41-37-78

s-Gregor Main, Danville, Calif., 40-38-78

s-Joey Garber, Petoskey, Mich., 39-39-78

s-Kevin Lucas, Folsom, Calif., 39-39-78

c-Kyle Kopsick, Highland Park, Ill., 38-40-78

c-Kyle Peterman, Springfield, Ill., 39-39-78

c-Marc Dull, Winter Haven, Fla., 40-38-78

s-Marc Sambol, Dallas, Texas, 39-39-78

s-Matt Grush, Los Angeles, Calif., 34-44-78

s-Matt Smith, Australia, 39-39-78

c-Matt Stauch, Dublin, Ohio, 43-35-78

c-Matthew Hansen, Los Osos, Calif., 40-38-78

c-Michael Kania, Haverford, Pa., 43-35-78

s-Mike Barry, Medford, Ore., 37-41-78

c-Russell Boring, Westlake Village, Calif., 42-36-78

s-Seath Lauer, Huntington, Ind., 37-41-78

c-Sejun Yoon, Korea, 42-36-78

s-Stephen Powers, Naperville, Ill., 42-36-78

s-Talor Gooch, Midwest City, Okla., 40-38-78

c-Tanner Makimoto, Roseville, Calif., 40-38-78

s-Tristan Bierenbroodspot, Netherlands, 39-39-78

s-Will Bowman, Greensboro, N.C., 39-39-78

c-Zachary Lese, Silver Spring, Md., 38-40-78

s-Ben Fuqua, Danville, Ky., 41-38-79

c-Ben Itterman, Carlsbad, Calif., 37-42-79

s-Brendan Tracy, New York, N.Y., 39-40-79

s-Brinson Paolini, Virginia Beach, Va., 41-38-79

c-Danny Zimmerman, Verona, Wis., 41-38-79

c-David Watkins, Hamlet, N.C., 38-41-79

c-Dustin Zhang, Canada, 39-40-79

c-Garrett Medeiros, Rumford, R.I., 39-40-79

s-Greg Moss, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 39-40-79

s-Hunter Hamrick, Montgomery, Ala., 40-39-79

s-Jack Newman, Des Moines, Iowa, 41-38-79

c-Jacob Colley, Holly Springs, N.C., 37-42-79

s-Jason Bittick, Ladera Ranch, Calif., 41-38-79

s-Jeff Hodapp, Cincinnati, Ohio, 41-38-79

c-Josh Brock, Wilmington, N.C., 40-39-79

s-Luke Guthrie, Quincy, Ill., 38-41-79

c-Marshall Bailey, Fincastle, Va., 42-37-79

s-Max Buckley, Rye, N.Y., 41-38-79

s-Michael Natale, Indian Head Park, Ill., 40-39-79

s-Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C., 39-40-79

s-Scott Lewis, Henderson, Nev., 39-40-79

c-Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash., 41-39-80

c-Cody Blankenship, Rockwall, Texas, 40-40-80

s-Ian Coffman, San Diego, Calif., 38-42-80

c-Jeff Evans, Cedar City, Utah, 38-42-80

s-Jeronimo Esteve, Puerto Rico, 44-36-80

c-Kevin Foley, Somerville, N.J., 43-37-80

s-Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C., 38-42-80

s-Mike Calef, West Bridgewater, Mass., 41-39-80

c-Mike Furci, Sayville, N.Y., 41-39-80

c-Mu Hu, Ppls Rep. of China, 40-40-80

s-Nick Huggins, Marietta, Ohio, 39-41-80

s-Nick Taylor, Canada, 40-40-80

c-Robert Gerwin, Cincinnati, Ohio, 38-42-80

c-Sam Smith, Turlock, Calif., 42-38-80

s-Spencer Christian, Wichita, Kan., 40-40-80

s-Spencer Fletcher, Los Altos, Calif., 40-40-80

c-Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill., 39-41-80

s-Andrew Loupe, Baton Rouge, La., 40-41-81

c-Blake Nicolai, Long Beach, Calif., 40-41-81

c-Brendan Gielow, Muskegon, Mich., 42-39-81

c-Dan Metzendorf, Medina, Ohio, 42-39-81

s-Guillermo Chavez, Clovis, N.M., 42-39-81

c-Jeff Freund, Fresno, Calif., 39-42-81

s-Jerry Pearsall, Billings, Mont., 41-40-81

s-Joe David, Madison, Tenn., 38-43-81

s-Josh Gregory, Augusta, Ga., 42-39-81

c-J.P. Paiement, Canada, 39-42-81

s-Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind., 41-40-81

s-Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind., 42-39-81

c-Paul Woodbury, Lake City, S.C., 41-40-81

s-Sam Saunders, Orlando, Fla., 38-43-81

c-Timmy Peterzen, Ramsey, Minn., 40-41-81

c-Anders Albertson, Woodstock, Ga., 41-41-82

s-Carson Gibson, San Antonio, Texas, 42-40-82

c-Chris Marsh, Georgetown, S.C., 42-40-82

s-Chris Scialo, New City, N.Y., 39-43-82

s-Cory Stelick, Groton, N.Y., 41-41-82

s-Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C., 41-41-82

s-Mark Knecht, Paducah, Ky., 40-42-82

s-Max Cahn, Nyack, N.Y., 41-41-82

s-Mike Ballo, Stamford, Conn., 41-41-82

s-Mike Stern, Miami, Fla., 42-40-82

s-Teddy Schrier, Atwater, Calif., 42-40-82

s-Todd Pieri, Simi Valley, Calif., 43-39-82

s-Ben Rowe, Lancaster, Pa., 46-37-83

s-Bryce Hanstad, Alexandria, Minn., 42-41-83

s-George Zahringer, New York, N.Y., 41-42-83

s-Mason Jacobs, Metropolis, Ill., 40-43-83

s-Patrick Reed, Augusta, Ga., 43-40-83

s-Ryan Marks, Warrensburg, Mo., 40-43-83

s-Sam Cyr, Makawao, Hawaii, 43-40-83

s-Sean Brannan, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 41-42-83

c-Thomas Birdsey, Trophy Club, Texas, 40-43-83

s-Tommy McDonagh, Wilton, Conn., 41-42-83

s-Andrew Perez, Santa Barbara, Calif., 44-40-84

s-Brad Sill, Spartanburg, S.C., 44-40-84

c-Brixton Albert, Lititz, Pa., 43-41-84

s-C.G. Mercatoris IV, Brookville, Pa., 45-39-84

s-Colby Shrum, Perry, Okla., 42-42-84

s-Curtis Skinner, Lake Bluff, Ill., 44-40-84

s-Lucas Bogdan, Canada, 42-42-84

c-Nick Grigsby, Spokane Valley, Wash., 42-42-84

s-Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif., 42-42-84

s-Ryan Black, Port St Lucie, Fla., 40-44-84

s-Sebastian Mark, Sarasota, Fla., 43-41-84

s-Grady Brame, Hammond, La., 45-40-85

s-Ian McConnell, Riverview, Fla., 41-44-85

s-Matt Cahill, Boca Raton, Fla., 43-42-85

s-Ryan Dagerman, Dallas, Texas, 38-47-85

s-Steve Wilson, St Martin, Miss., 39-46-85

c-Robert McRae, Park City, Utah, 44-42-86

s-Tai Reynolds, Canada, 43-43-86

s-Matt Porter, Cortland, N.Y., 46-41-87

s-Beau Anderson, Cottage Grove, Minn., 39-49-88

s-Terrance Stewart, High Point, N.C., 45-45-90

s-Ash Alstadt, Little Rock, Ark., 46-46-92

s-Brad Leeper, Arlington, Texas, 47-46-93