|Newman Advances To Match Play|
|ASU senior birdies first playoff hole, joins Reed in round of 64|
|Web posted 8/25/10|
PLACE, Wash.-- Augusta State’s Carter Newman birdied his first playoff hole early Wednesday morning to advance to match play and the round of 64 at the 112th U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay.
Newman, who bounced back with a 1-under 71 Tuesday in the second round of stroke-play qualifying to tie for 59th at 6-over 149 , was in a 16 players-for-six spots playoff this morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.
He hit his approach shot on the par-4, 436-yard 10th hole to 3 feet and knocked in the putt to advance.
Newman will take on Florida’s Andres Echavarria from Colombia at 1:40 p.m., PDT, while Reed will face Daniel Zuluaga of Colombia at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
The top 64 players will advance to match play beginning Wednesday.
The starting field of 312 featured 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.