BREMERTON, Wash. – U.S. Open qualifier Beau Hossler shot a 5-under 67, the low round of the tournament, on Tuesday and earned medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
Hossler, from Mission Viejo, Calif., was at 9-under 135 through 36 holes.
Will Starke of Cary, S.C., the first-round co-leader, shot a 71 and was alone in second at 139. Tournament favorite and 2009 champion Jordan Spieth of Dallas, and Yi Keun Chan of Walnut, Calif., tied for third at 140.
Defending champion Jim Liu of Smithtown, N.Y., tied for 24th after shooting a 70 for a 148 total.
The field of 156 was cut to the low 64 for match play, which starts Wednesday. Twelve players who finished at 8 over played for the final 10 spots.
The champion will be crowned in a 36-hole final on Saturday.