BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Michigan sophomore Nick Carlson won two matches on the 19th hole Thursday at Oakland Hills to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals.
Carlson, from Hamilton, Michigan, beat British Amateur champion Scott Gregory of England in the morning round of 32, and topped Thailand's KK Limbhasut in the afternoon round of 16.
Carlson will face Illinois junior Dylan Meyer of Evansville, Indiana, on Saturday on the Donald Ross-designed South Course that Ben Hogan dubbed the ''The Monster'' in his 1951 U.S. Open victory.
Meyer beat Alex Smalley, the Duke sophomore from Wake Forest, North Carolina, who led stroke-play qualifying, 4 and 3 in the morning and outlasted England's Sam Horsfield in 19 holes in the afternoon.
In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, Pepperdine's Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, California, will face Australia's Curtis Luck. In the round of 16, Theegala beat Chile's Joaquin Niemann 3 and 1, and Luck routed Cameron Young of Scarborough, New York, 6 and 4.
In the other quarterfinals, Southern California's Jonah Texeira of Porter Ranch, California, will play LSU's Luis Gagne of Orlando, Florida, and former Stanford player David Boote of Wales will face Oklahoma's Brad Dalke of Norman, Oklahoma.
Texeira beat Kyler Dunkle of Denver 6 and 5; Gagne topped Jimmy Stanger of Tampa, Florida, 3 and 1; Boote edged Collin Morikawa of La Canada, California, 2 and 1; and Dalke beat Bryan Baumgarten of Granite Bay, California, in 19 holes.