Harvey, Nurski advance at US Mid-Amateur

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Co-medalists Scott Harvey and Brad Nurski each won two matches Tuesday at Saucon Valley to reach the U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinals.

The 36-year-old Harvey, a real estate property manager from Greensboro, North Carolina, beat Scott McNeil of Philadelphia 1 up in the second round and topped Kevin Wolf of Lodi, California, 4 and 2 in the third.

''I played a lot more solid (in the afternoon), hit a lot of fairways and a lot of really good shots,'' Harvey said. ''I kept my driver in play most of the day. You just have to stay away from mistakes out here. Mistakes will turn into bogeys real quick.''

The 35-year-old Nurski, a railroad conductor and switchman from St. Joseph, Missouri, beat Michael Castleforte of Chicago 2 and 1 in the morning and edged Don Bell of Port Orange, Florida, 4 and 3 in the afternoon.

In the upper-bracket quarterfinals, Harvey will play Denver Haddix of Lexington, Kentucky, and 2005 winner Kevin Marsh of Henderson, Nevada, will face Patrick Christovich of New Orleans.

In the third round, Haddix beat Andrew Wyatt of Midland, Texas, 3 and 1; Marsh routed Andy Latowski of Plainsboro, New Jersey, 7 and 6; and Christovich edged Corby Segal of Santa Clarita, California, in 19 holes.

In the lower bracket, Nurski will play Todd White of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood, Michigan, will face Michael Harrington of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In the third round, White topped Matthew Mattare of Jersey City, New Jersey, 2 and 1; Werkmeister edged Shane Sigsbee of Las Vegas 1 up, and Harrington beat Ned Zachar of Bedford, New York, in 19 holes.