Two golfers with ties to the USC golf program have advanced to the round of 36 at the US Amatuer championship at Olympia Fields Country Club.
USC senior Matt NeSmith won his match as did future Gamecock golfer Caleb Proveaux who is a senior at Gilbert High School. Both golfers face opponents in the round of 36 that have recently made big headlines in the golf world.
NeSmith won his match with former Clemson golfer Billy Kennerly to advance to the round of 32. NeSmith won the match 1 up.
High School senior and future Gamecock golfer Caleb Proveaux won his match in the round by defeating Roman Robledo of Texas by a score of 5&4.
Proveaux’s next opponent came very close to winning the British Open as an amateur. Paul Dunne of Ireland eventually finished in 30th place at The Open, but was tied for the lead going into the final round.
Dunne won his opening match 2 up over Robbie Ziegler of Wisconsin.
NeSmith will be matched up with the most recent NCAA individual champion Bryson DeChambeau from SMU. DeChambeau routed his first round opponent by a score of 8&6 to advance to the round of 32.
The only other area golfer to make it into the round of 64 was Clemson golfer Miller Capps. Capps lost out to Austin James of Canada 4&3.