The second and third rounds were played at Cherry Hills on Thursday and one of the most exciting matches was the third round match between University of Alabama teammates and good friends Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas. They both said the right things to the media after the round and got along well on the course but they both knew that someone had to win and someone had to lose. Thomas defeated Wyatt 1UP and now the 2012 Haskins Award winner moves on while the stroke play medalist goes home.
The PAC-12 is highly represented in the quarterfinals as 4 of the 8 come from this conference. Michael Weaver and Brandon Hagy are both juniors at the University of California-Berkeley and Weaver actually redshirted this past year because he wanted to gain admission to the Haas School of Business. The University of Washington also has two players in the quarterfinals with World Amateur #1 Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan.
Chris Williams is a 3-time All-American at the University of Washington and is #1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He won the Western Amateur earlier this year and he seems to understand how to handle the pressure of the U.S. Amateur. Williams will face Steven Fox, who is a rising senior at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, in the quarterfinals.
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