Amatuer Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 16, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


Three Longhorn golfers advance to match play round at U.S. Amateur

Posted August 16th, 2016


Longhorn Gavin Hall tied for second place after two rounds of stoke play to advance to the match play competition at the U.S. Amateur Championships on Tuesday in Bloomfield, Michigan.

Hall shot a 1-under 69 in the second round and finished one stroke off the lead at 6 under par. Wake Forest’s Alex Smalley followed a 65 with a 68 and took the top seed.

Longhorns Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim also made the cut after tying for 19th place at 1 under.  Scheffler shot a 67 in the opening round and was 2 over in the second round. Ghim was 1-under par on Tuesday after shooting even par in the first round.


UT’s Taylor Funk shot a 76 after carding a 66 in the first round and finished tied for 57th.  He will compete in a 23-man playoff on Monday for the final eight spots.

The match play round of 64 will start on Wednesday. Scheffler will play Cameron Young and Ghim is matched up against Todd White. Young and White finished match play at 1 over par. Hall’s opponent has yet to be determined.




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