Top seed Valdes ousted at US Junior


USGASHOAL CREEK, Ala. _ Andrew Yun won the final two holes of regulation to tie the match, then beat top-seeded Jorge Fernandez Valdes in 21 holes Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur at Shoal Creek.
The 17-year-old Yun beat Jeffrey Kang, 3 and 2 in the third round earlier Thursday. He will face 14-year-old Jordan Spieth who needed only 28 holes Thursday to win two matches.
Spieth beat Julian Suri, 4 and 3, in the morning and David Persons, 8 and 7, in the third round.
Fernandez Valdez, a 15-year-old from Argentina, was the medalist with a 36-hole total of 5-under 139. He beat Bobby Wyatt, 3 and 2 in the third round before losing to Yun later in the afternoon
Cameron Peck and Emiliano Grillo will meet in another quarterfinal match, while Andrew Steinhofer faces Dom Bozzelli and Evan Beck goes against Ernesto Marin.
The quarterfinalists are exempt for next years Junior Amateur if they are still 17 or younger.
The 36-hole final is Saturday.
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