Top-seed Nick Taylor vs lefty Brad Benjamin for Publinx title


USGANORMAN, Okla. ' Top-seeded Nick Taylor of Canada has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links, where he will face Brad Benjamin of Rockford, Ill.
Taylor defeated Oklahoma assistant golf coach Phillip Bryan 3 and 2 in the semifinals to earn a spot in Saturdays championship. The senior-to-be from the University of Washington beat Wesley Bryan from South Carolina in the quarterfinals Friday morning.
Benjamin made it to the finals with a 1-up win over Brandon Crick of McCook, Neb. The recent Memphis graduate sealed the win with a birdie on the 18th hole.
Benjamin will seek to become only the second lefty to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links. Ralph Howe III did it in 1988.
The Public Links winner earns a spot in next years Masters.