Scott Eliminated from U.S. Amateur in Playoff
UPDATE (8/14/13): Texas A&M’s Jade Scott concluded his run at the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship on Wednesday morning, narrowly missing out on a chance to advance to the match play portion of the event after being eliminated on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (8/13/13)– Carding five birdies on his final nine holes Tuesday, Texas A&M golfer Jade Scott finished the second round of the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship with a chance to advance to match play.
After entering the day at four-over par, the Daingerfield, Texas, native began the second round on the back nine at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. However, three bogies and a double on his first nine holes left Scott below the projected cut line which would trim the field to 64 players after the round.
His torrid finish began immediately after making the turn with back-to-back birdies on No. 1 and No. 2 before also carding birdies at No. 5, 6 and 7 consecutively to return to even par with a score of 29 on his final nine holes.
Scott (74-70=144), who will head into his senior season in Aggieland this fall, finished stroke play in a 17-way tie for 50th place at four-over par.
On Wednesday morning, Scott along with the 17 other golfers tied at four-over, will tee off in a sudden-death playoff to determine which 15 golfers advance to match play.
“Jade played unbelievably to shoot that kind of score on that golf course with everything on the line,” Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higgins said. “It was a fantastic effort and I’m proud of him. I hope he can continue it the rest of the week.”
In addition to Scott, three other current Aggies were a part of the U.S. Amateur field but did not make the cut. Greg Yates (76-71=147, +7) finished in a tie for 108th place, while Ty Dunlap (79-69=148, +8) and Andrew Lister (77-74=151, +11), completed 36 holes tied for 125th and 182nd place, respectively.
Former Texas A&M golfer Matt Van Zandt (74-76=150, +10) also teed off at the event, finishing in a tie 162nd.
For match play pairings, results and more information on the 113th U.S. Amateur, please visit the USGA’s tournament’s website.