Cantlay Wins 20-Hole Thriller to Advance at U.S. Amateur

Aug. 27, 2010

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Incoming UCLA freshman Patrick Cantlay advanced to the semifinals of the 110th U.S. Amateur Friday with a victory in 20 holes against Jed Dirksen of Hampton, IA.

Cantlay made a par at the 18th hole and Dirksen bogeyed to send the match to extra holes.

The Los Alamitos native held a 2-up lead at the turn, before Dirksen canned birdie putts of 12 and 30 feet at the 10th and 11th holes, respectively, to square the match. Dirksen, a senior at the University of Iowa, edged ahead at the 14th with a par while Cantlay failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker.

Cantlay did not concede another hole. At the 15th, he saved par by making an 11-footer after hitting out of a bunker. At the 16th he nailed a four-foot knee-knocker for par after Dirksen lipped out a 40-footer for birdie.

At the 17th, Dirksen missed a 13-footer for par that would have won the match, and at the 18th, he missed a 10-footer for par.

Both players made par at the 19th hole. At the 20th, Cantlay made a two-putt par while Dirksen three-putted for bogey.

On Saturday, Cantlay will meet Oklahoma State All-American Peter Uihlein at 8:45 a.m. PDT.

Below are two stories about Cantlay's round.

Cantlay in his own zone.

An Interview with Patrick Cantlay

For complete scores, click here.


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