Spieth advances to Round of 16 at U.S. Men's Amateur Championship
Aug. 25, 2011
ERIN, Wis. -- Texas freshman Jordan Spieth advanced to the U.S. Men's Amateur Championhip Round of 16 Thursday after capturing 2 and 1 and 4 and 3 wins in the Rounds of 64 and 32, respectively.
Spieth, the 2009 and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, held a 1 up lead over Lee Bedford during most of Thursday afternoon's match at Erin Hills. The duo was all square when Bedford won the 12th hole until Spieth won back-to-back holes at 16 and 17 to put the match away.
Earlier in the day, Spieth defeated No. 43 Jade Scott.
Senior Dylan Frittelli won his first match 5 and 4 against Jim Markovitz before falling by the same score to reigning champion Peter Uihlein in the Round of 32. Frittelli led early, twice gaining a 1 up advantage over the first four holes.
Spieth faces No. 6-seed Ben Geyer at 8:40 a.m. Central on Friday. With a win, he would advance to the quarterfinal round at 2 p.m. where he would take on the victor of No. 30 John Hahn/No. 46 Jack Senior.
The 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday.
Results of the second round of match play at the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,760-yard, par-72 Erin Hills.
Bobby Leopold, Cranston, R.I. (142) d. Harris English, Thomasville, Ga. (142), 4 and 3
Jordan Russell, College Station, Texas (140) d. Bryson Dechambeau, Clovis, Calif. (141), 5 and 3
Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Fla. (137) d. Dylan Frittelli, South Africa (140), 5 and 4
Scott Langley, St. Louis, Mo. (137) d. Mitch Sutton, Canada (140), 4 and 3
John Peterson, Fort Worth, Texas (139) d. Stephan Jaeger, Germany (142), 1 up
Max Buckley, Rye, N.Y. (141) d. Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho (139), 1 up
Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif. (140) d. Russell Henley, Macon, Ga. (135), 21 holes
Tom Lewis, England (139) d. Cory Whitsett, Houston, Texas (137), 19 holes
Blake Biddle, St. Charles, Ill. (134) d. Peter Williamson, Hanover, N.H. (140), 2 up
Kelly Kraft, Denton, Texas (141) d. Andrew Putnam, University Place, Wash. (138), 3 and 2
Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. (136) d. Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. (139), 6 and 4
Sunil Jung, Korea (137) d. Tim Madigan, Rio Rancho, N.M. (140), 5 and 4
John Hahn, Las Vegas, Nev. (139) d. Beau Hossler, Mission Viejo, Calif. (135), 2 up
Jack Senior, England (140) d. Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (138), 4 and 3
Ben Geyer, Arbuckle, Calif. (135) d. Chase Wright, Muncie, Ind. (139), 4 and 3
Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas (137) d. Lee Bedford, Cary, N.C. (140), 2 and 1
Pairings for Friday's third round of match play at the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,760-yard, par-72 Erin Hills. (All times CDT)