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US Amateur Championship
Quinney Out


After reaching the quarter finals, the defending champion, Jeff Quinney, was eliminated from the 101st US Amateur by Brian Nosler, 1 up.

Quinney finished the first nine holes 1 up, despite his accuracy having been left in the changing rooms. At the 13th Nosler scored par whilst Quinney's birdie again seemed to be more down to luck than accuracy. At the 14th Quinney pulled himself together and managed to go 2 up.

At the 15th Nosler's 60 foot chip landed a foot short of the hole whilst Quinney's failed to putt out yet again. By the 17th, tension was mounting, both found the green in two shots and had putts less than 3 yards. Again Quinney's putting failed him and Nosler's five-footer brought him all square.

The atmosphere continued to grow as they reached the 18th, Nosler's tee shot took him within 25 feet of the hole. Again Quinney's luck failed and with a drive fading to the right, he was forced to take another shot to land within 4 feet from the hole.

The hole ended with Quinney's 4 foot putt lipping out, leaving Nosler to sink his 3 foot downhill putt with comparative ease.

Nosler will now go forward to the semi-final to take on Bubba Dickerson after he beat Michael Sims 1 up.

Robert Hamilton beat Daniel Summerhays 4 and 3 and will take on Columbian, Manuel Merizalde who beat the Japanese player, Taichiro Kyota 6 and 5.

Friday's Results
Robert Hamilton, Carmichael, Calif (141) def Daniel Summerhays, Farmington, Utah (142) 4 and 3
Manuel Merizalde, Colombia (142) def Taichiro Kiyota, Japan (143) 6 and 5
Brian Nosler, Lake Oswego, Ore (141) def Jeff Quinney, Eugene, Ore (142) 1 up
Bubba Dickerseon, Hilliard, Fla (141) def Michael Sims, Bermuda (135) 1 up

Saturday's Pairings
9.00am - Hamilton vs Merizalde
9.15am - Nosler vs Dickinson

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