SALT LAKE CITY — One local player made it to match play and one didn’t at the U.S. Men’s Amateur Tuesday at Bandon Dunes, Oregon.
Carson Lundell, who hails from Alpine and plays for the BYU golf team, where he’ll be a junior, fired a 71 after a 69 on Monday to finish at 3-under-par 140 in a tie for 16th place in medal play. The top 64 advanced to match play, which begins Wednesday morning.
Two-time Utah State Amateur champion Preston Summerhays, who lives in Utah in the summer and Arizona the rest of the year, didn’t qualify for match play after a disastrous back nine at the Bandon Dunes course Tuesday.
After shooting an even-par 72 Monday, Summerhays was on track to easily make the cut with a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine Tuesday. However on the back nine, he made bogeys at 10, 12 and 14 and then made a triple-bogey 8 on the 18th hole to finish with a 42 on the back nine and a 76. His 147 total left him in a tie for 103rd place, two shots off the cut line.
Earlier this summer, the 17-year-old Summerhays won the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur in Pennsylvania, where he became the youngest winner, while tying for the lowest score in history.
The medalist was Wilson Furr of Jackson, Mississippi, who finished at 11-under-par 133.