Bogan Medalist at US Senior Amateur
Bogan completed the 36-hole stroke-play portion at 5-under-par 137.
'Normally, the thing I do the best is hit it short and straight, but today I had two lost balls in the bushes,' said Bogan. 'I was pretty happy with 71 after giving four strokes away.'
Bill Zylstra, whose first-round 65 was a record for this event, struggled to a 2-over 73 in round two. He shared second at minus-4 with Paul Simson, a co-medalist at both the 2004 U.S. Mid-Amateur and last year's USGA Senior Amateur.
'With match-play events, you've got to play well, and if you have somebody playing well against you, you've got to play a little bit better,' said Simson. 'That's just the nature of the beast.'
Erik Myrmo, Thomas McGraw, Bill McDonald, Lee Jeberjahn, David Stanfield and Michael Puls shared fourth place at 1-under-par 141 at Flint Hills National Golf Club.
Bill Heldmar won a 10-man playoff to earn the final spot in match play.
Mike Bell, the 2006 champion, missed the cut for the match play portion by six strokes. He became the first defending champion to miss the cut in nearly 20 years.
The top 64 players advanced to Monday's first round of match play. There will be two rounds on both Tuesday and Wednesday, while the 18-hole final will take place Thursday.
What's in the bag: CareerBuilder winner Rahm
Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), P750 (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Strange irked by Rahm-Landry friendly playoff
0 words— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
The issue is I don’t want to make you a bit relaxed or comfortable. High pressure, good.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you watch the end of the NFL games yesterday ? Enough said.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
Did you win ? It’s all about surviving the competition to test yourself.— Curtis Strange (@golf_strange) January 22, 2018
So, yeah ... don't think he's changing his perspective on this topic anytime soon ever.
Randall's Rant: The Euros won't just roll over
Thank Europe’s phenomenal success last weekend for that.
And Rory McIlroy’s impassioned remarks in Abu Dhabi.
The Ryder Cup topped his list.
Or similar assertions from TV analysts.
And, boy, did they jockey last weekend.
More bulletin board material, too.