Strohmeyer Makes Amatuer Match Play

PLACE, Wash. –The University of Alabama men's golf team sent four players to the 2010 United State Amateur with sophomore Scott Strohmeyer advancing out of stroke play and into the match play portions of the event that begins today.

The U.S. Amateur began with 36 holes of stroke play qualifying on Monday and Tuesday with the top-64 players advancing on to match play. The 36 holes of qualifying are split between The Home Course and Chambers Bay Golf Course, which will host match play. Chambers Bay is a challenging par-71, 7,742-yard links-style course in Place, Wash., just to the south of Tacoma.

Strohmeyer, a native of Auburn and upcoming sophomore for Coach Jay Seawell's Alabama men's golf team, qualified for match play at the U.S. Amateur for the second straight year. He fired rounds of 76 (+5 at Chambers Bay) and 70 (-2 at Home Course) to finish at 3-over-par 146. He will face Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

UA true freshman Buddy Wyatt, fresh off of his 57 at the Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, finished at 7-over-par 150 after a round of 70 Tuesday on The Home Course and an opening-round 80 at Chambers Bay on Monday.

Crimson Tide junior Hunter Hamrick was one shot back of Wyatt and also missed out on match play. The Montgomery, Ala., native shot an impressive 2-over-par 73 on Tuesday on the Chambers Bay layout, but opened with a disappointing 78 on The Home Course Monday.

Bud Cauley, who advanced to the round of 32 a year ago at the U.S. Amateur, missed the cut after a 79 on Tuesday at Chambers Bay. He opened with a 1-over-par 73 at The Home Course on Monday.

Once the U.S. Amateur is completed, the Alabama golfers will return home to begin preparations for the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Sept. 10-12 in Dalton, Ga.

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