|Reed In Solid Position At U.S. Am|
|Newman rebounds with 1-under 71, Reed posts 77|
|Web posted 8/24/10|
DUPONT, Wash.-- Augusta State’s Patrick Reed posted a 5-over 77 Tuesday in the second round of stroke-play qualifying at the 112th U.S. Amateur at The Home Course.
As of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Reed (68-77) was tied for 26th place at 2-over 145, well inside the cut line, and should advance to match play. Carter Newman (77-71) was tied for 62nd at 6-over 149 after battling back with a 1-under 71 Tuesday at The Home Course.
After the completion of his round, Newman was headed back to Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., in case of a playoff, although a playoff likely wouldn’t be contested until Wednesday morning.
The top 64 players will advance to match play beginning Wednesday.
The starting field of 312 features 16 of the top 35 players, including six of the top 10, in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings, along with 13 of the top 25 from the final 2009-10 Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Incoming University of California freshman Byeong-Hun An is seeking to become the first repeat winner since Tiger Woods in 1994 and ’95. An defeated Clemson’s Ben Martin 7-and-5 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., last summer.
Chambers Bay is the longest course in USGA history. At 7,742 yards, it surpasses the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, which measured 7,643 yards for the 2008 U.S. Open. The previous longest U.S. Amateur course was Hazeltine National Golf Club, at 7,473 yards in 2006.
For live scoring and more information on the 2010 U.S. Amateur, visit www.2010usamateur.com.