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Weather halts US Amateur again

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman finished stroke play qualifying in a tie for 7th. He began play in the Round of 64 matched up against Jonathan Griz from Hilton Head. The match was tied when it was suspended b y darkness. (USGA Photo)

Wednesday was a long day for competitors at the US Amateur and Thursday may be just as long.

For the second day in a row bad weather caused play to be delayed and then darkness caused the remainder of the Round of 64 to be suspended.

When play was stopped three golfers with Palmetto State ties were on the course.

Only Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman, Georgia’s Trent Phillips from Inman and Hilton Head High School golfer Jonathan Griz were able to make it out of the stroke play qualifying into the round of 64.

Two of the three golfers from South Carolina drew each other in the first round.

Bridgeman and Griz were matched up in the round of 64. When play was halted the two were even after 13 holes.

Phillips and his opponent, Gunnar Broin from Colorado State, completed 5 holes when play was stopped. Broin will be 2 up when play resumes in the morning.

Fourteen matches never got on the course.

Early on Wednesday, Bridgeman, who had led the first round, finished his second round with a 3-over par 73 at the more difficult Oakmont Course. He finished in a tie for 7th and the 8th seed.

Phillips shot a 1-under par 69 at Oakmont to finish tied for 20th in stroke play and got the 28th seed.

2020 SCGA Amateur champion Griz shot a 4-over par at Oakmont to finish in a tie for 45th and was the 57th seed.

Once the second round was completed and after a lengthy playoff for the final qualifying spot, play in the round of 64 started and was almost immediately suspended by weather.

After another long delay golfers were able to start the Round of 64, but only one match was completed.

Play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 am with the Round of 32 to begin after the Round of 64 is finished.

Scores and Match play pairings at the US Amateur https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2021/u-s–amateur.html#!scoring

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