U.S. Amateur moves to match play

SCGA well represented as competition heats up

Stroke play wrapped up Wednesday morning at the 2012 U.S. Amateur, an event being held all week at Cherry Hills CC in Colorado, as the initial two-day stroke play portion of the tournament was extended with a 17-player playoff for the final 14 match play places. Match play simultaneously began Wednesday morning as well.

A number of SCGA members advanced through the Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning cut, keeping their chances of a U.S. Amateur title alive. The event has been previously won by golfers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus. In 2011, then-SCGA member Patrick Cantlay was defeated in the championship's final round.

Max Homa, a UC Berkeley golfer and member of the SCGA's South Team at the 2012 California Amateur Championship, found himself in contention for medalist honors as play wrapped up Monday after shooting an opening-round 65, good enough for T2. A second-round 74, however, left Homa in a tie for 13th as stroke play concluded. SCGA Tournament regular Paul Misko finished with solid rounds of 70 and 71 to finish stroke play T25.

Noticeably absent from the match play bracket is U.S. Open phenom and SCGA Member Beau Hossler, who missed out on the playoff by one stroke. Hossler shot two rounds of 72 to finish at +3, one stroke off the cut line.

The following SCGA members advanced into this year's Round of 64:

Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. (pictured)
Eli Cole, Los Angeles, Calif.
Patrick Duncan Jr., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Paul Misko, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Also still in the field are former SCGA members Michael Kim, Brandon Hagy and Eric Frazzetta.

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