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Kim and Cantlay Advance at U.S. Amateur
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/26/2010

Aug. 26, 2010

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UCLA junior Alex Shi Yup Kim and incoming freshman Patrick Cantlay were among the 32 players who advanced to Thursday's second round at the 110th U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay in Washington.

Cantlay, who tied for second in stroke play competition at six-under par 137, survived a furious rally by Brad Shaw of Los Angeles in the opening round of match play on Wednesday. Cantlay built a 6-up lead through 10 holes before making four consecutive bogeys on holes 11-14, while Shaw made par on those holes. A par at the 246-yard par 3 15th gave Cantlay a 3-up lead with three to play. Another bogey by Cantlay and par by Shaw at the 16th narrowed the lead to 2-up, but the 17th was halved and Cantlay won 2 & 1.

Kim and his opponent Todd White of Spartanburg, SC, traded the lead four times before Kim prevailed 1-up with a par on the final hole. White took a 1-up lead with a birdie at the first and Kim squared the match with a par on the second. Throughout the match, neither player led by more than one hole and nine holes were halved. White held a 1-up lead after the 16th, but a pair of pars on the last two holes gave Kim the victory. In stroke play, Kim tied for 47th at 148 (+5).

In Thursday's second round, Kim meets Byeong-Hun An of Berkeley, CA and Cantlay plays Blayne Barber of Lake City, Fl.

The USGA used two courses for the stroke play competition -- the 7,742-yard, par 71 Chambers Bay Course and the 7,420-yard par 71 Home Course.

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