Oregon (US), August 13
Indian-American golfer Aman Gupta continued his journey within the 120th US Amateur Championship with a win within the Round of 64 because the match play section acquired underway.
The 21-year-old, who acquired into the sector following a last-minute pullout of World No. 2 Ricky Castillo, continued his experience by beating Van Holmgren.
Gupta had the providers of his Oklahoma State University coach, Alan Bratton, a 1995 US Walker Cup participant. Bratton was on the bag for an additional OSU participant, Austin Eckroat, who did not make the match play.
Bratton can be a fortunate caddie for OSU gamers as he was on the bag for Peter Uihlein (2010) and Viktor Hovland (2018) once they received the Havemeyer Trophy for the US Amateur.
It was Holmgren who took the lead first by successful the Par-Three 2nd gap however Aman quickly hit again strongly. He received the Par-5s on third, ninth and 13th with birdies and likewise took the Par-Three sixth and Par-Four seventh with pars.
When they walked off the 13th inexperienced, Gupta was 4-up with 5 holes to play. Holmgren received the 14th however wanted to win no less than three of the remaining 4 to tie the match. When the 15th and 16th had been halved, Aman ran out a 3&2 winner.
The Oklahoma State University golfer will now meet Jonathan Yaun within the Round of 32. Two rounds of match play are scheduled for Thursday.
Stewart Hagestad, who’s searching for to qualify for his third consecutive USA Walker Cup Team subsequent spring and likewise get into the top-7 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings to qualify for the US Open, additionally moved into the Round of 32.
Hogestad, after a tough begin in stroke play, when he was 2 over par via 26 holes, performed his final 10 holes in 6 underneath to finish a 6-under 66 at Bandon Dunes and put himself comfortably into the match-play draw.
Hogestad, who’s at the moment No. 15 on the planet, subsequent received his Round of 64 match-up with 2020 Latin America Amateur champion Abel Gallegos.
Hagestad has competed within the final three US Opens. PTI