BROOKLINE, Mass. – The top-ranked American is still alive at the U.S. Amateur – and so are a host of international players.
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers faced another tough opponent in the Round of 32, but ran off four consecutive wins early en route to a 3-and-2 victory over UCF All-American Greg Eason.
The road to the Round of 16 was similarly stress-free for the stroke-play co-medalists, Neil Raymond of England and Australia’s Brady Watt. Raymond defeated Zachary Olsen, 2 and 1, while Watt built a huge lead and cruised to a 3-and-2 victory over Seth Reeves that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.
In the longest match of the round, Texan Scottie Scheffler defeated Californian Brandon Hagy in 20 holes.
Eight international players reached the final 16, as they look to become the first non-American to win the U.S. Amateur since 2009.