Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sihwan Kim loses in the round of 16 at the US Amateur
Sihwan Kim loses in the round of 16 at the US Amateur on the 23rd hole to Charlie Holland. The two players tied 7 straight holes including the first 4 extra holes before Sihwan lost to a birdie.
Sihwan Kim dominated in his 2nd match at the US Amateur winning 5 & 4 to advance to the round of 16 and he will play Charlie Holland of Dallas in another match today. Sihwan was very solid in his play this morning to steadily build up his lead.
Match play results can be found here: http://www.usamateur.org/scoring/nml/reversetree.html.
Previous results that were posted are shown below.
Sihwan Kim wins his first match on the 19th hole beating Sam Saunders of Orlando. Sihwan was 3 up with 3 to play before his opponent tied it up after 18 holes. Kim parred the first extra hole to win the match. Sihwan moves on to play Matt Hill from Canada who upset Jamie Lovemark who plays for USC.
The two rounds of qualifying are complete at the US Amateur championship being played at the world famous Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Sihwan Kim was able to advance to match play as he shot 68-72 to tie for 10th. In Sihwan's second round he was at 5 over after 13 holes but birdied 3 of the next 4 holes to post a solid 2-over 72. A total of 64 players out of a field of 315 players move into the match play portion of the championship to determine the nation's top amateur player.
Jordan Cox missed the cut by 2 shooting a 73-74 while David Chung shot 73-76 and Steve Ziegler shot 75-75.
Stroke play scoring can be found at http://www.usamateur.org/scoring/nml/stroke.html. The main event website is: http://www.usamateur.org/.