Jones advances to APL match play

UW golfer seeded 14th after stroke play qualifier

Garrett Jones' second day at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship did not match a stirring round one, but the University of Wisconsin junior-to-be still easily advanced to Wednesday's first round of the match play championships.

Jones was tied for the medalist lead after shooting a 4-under-par 66 in the first round of stroke play, qualifying Monday at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. He came down to Earth Tuesday, though, with a 5-over 70, for a two-round score of 1-over 141. That was five shots behind medalist Anthony Kim of Norman, Okla., but Jones' score, good for an 11th place tie, was eight strokes better than the 9-over cut line. Jones is seeded No. 14 for the match play tournament.

Jones, who set a UW single-season scoring average record this year, will tee off against recent high school graduate Jacob Low, the 51st seed with a two-round score of 148, in Wednesday's opening round of match play. The first five rounds of match play are 18 holes, while Saturday's championship match is a 36-hole affair. Low, a native of Hilo, Hawaii, will be a freshman at the University of Hawaii-Hilo this fall.

Marquette senior Nathan Colson shot a two-round 149 to make it into match play just under the cut line. Seeded 59th, Colson will face former Indiana golfer Jeff Overton, a 2005 All-American and Big Ten Champion, who is the sixth seed after carding a 1-under 139.

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