Valois Earns Medalist Honors September 8, 2012 | Lake Forest, Ill. By Christina Lance, USGA

Todd White continued his strong summer by shooting even-par 142 in the stroke-play qualifying portion of the U.S. Mid-Amateur. (USGA Museum) 

Brad Valois, 25, of Warwick, R.I., captured medalist honors with a 36-hole total of 1-under-par 141 following Sunday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Valois’ 3-under 68, the lowest score of the championship and one of four sub-par rounds on Sunday, came at the par-71, 7,078-yard Conway Farms Golf Club.

Todd White, 44, of Spartanburg, S.C., finished one stroke back at even-par 142. He carded a 1-over 72 on Sunday at the par-71, 7,148-yard Knollwood Club, the companion course for the two rounds of qualifying

The 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, for players ages 25 and older, consists of 36 holes of stroke play. The low 64 scorers advance to match play, which features six rounds, including a 36-hole final scheduled for Thursday beginning at 7 a.m. (CDT).

The U.S. Mid-Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Valois, who started at the 10th hole, carded birdies at Nos. 12, 14 and 18 to make the turn at 3-under 33. Bogeys at the second and fifth, the latter a three-putt from 20 feet, were erased with two more birdies at the sixth and ninth holes. 

"The [sixth] hole was a great hole for me because I hit a great 3-iron to about 6 feet and made that putt," said Valois, who reached match play at last month’s U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills C.C. in suburban Denver. "That gave me a little momentum push."

Sunday’s success was a marked turnaround from Valois’ 73 on Saturday, which he called his worst ball-striking day ever.

"Yesterday's round was a bit of a struggle. I really didn't do anything particularly well," said Valois, who owns his own financial-planning practice. "I made a couple putts yesterday to keep my head in the game, and I really had no expectations to come out here today."

Like Valois, White also advanced to match play at last month’s U.S. Amateur, where he lost in the second round. He carded two birdies and three bogeys at Knollwood Club, and was quick to factor weather and the match-play cut into his game plan.

"It got to a point where it was almost survival out there today," said White, a high-school history teacher. "The winds were tricky and it’s a difficult golf course. It got to a point where I said let’s not do anything stupid to make sure we’re seeded well for match play."

Following the heavy overnight rain, the four first-round co-leaders struggled to replicate their Saturday success. Matthew Mattare, 26, of New York shot a 3-over 74 and John Ehrgott, 37, of Peoria, Ill., a 4-over 75, both at Conway Farms, for 36-hole totals of 143 and 144, respectively. Despite the struggles, both players easily advanced to match play, with Mattare finishing in third and Ehrgott in a seven-way tie for fourth.

However, the other two early leaders failed to advance to match play following Sunday’s play at Knollwood. Matthew Castleforte, 30, of Chicago returned an 11-over 85 (151), missing the cut by one stroke. John Rudolph, 35, of San Diego followed Saturday’s 69 with a disastrous 86, recording 11 bogeys and two double bogeys for an overall total of 155.

Three-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith, of Pittsburgh, Pa., shot a 3-over 74 at Knollwood Club for a 147 total. Among those tied with Smith are Mason Casper, grandson of three-time USGA champion Billy Casper, and two-time Mid-Amateur champion Tim Jackson.

Defending champion Randal Lewis, 55, of Alma, Mich., returned a 4-over 75 at Knollwood Club. His 10-over 152 total was not enough to qualify for match play.

Other notables to miss the cut included past champions Austin Eaton III, Steve Wilson and Dave Womack. Robert Leopold, who reached the round of 16 at the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Amateurs, missed the cut, as did Gary Nicklaus, son of eight-time USGA champion Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Strange, son of two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange.

There was a 9-for-4 playoff for those who finished at 8-over 150 to determine the final four match-play berths. John Engler, 33, of Augusta, Ga.; Daniel Day, 27, of Clemson, S.C.; Jon Lindstrom, 45, of Broomfield, Colo.; and Kevin Wolf, 34, of Lodi, Calif., advanced to Monday’s round of 64. Engler was a semifinalist in 2011.

Christina Lance is a coordinator of championship communications for the USGA. Email her at clance@usga.org.


Lake Forest, Ill. – Results of Sunday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, played at the 7,078-yard, par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club and the 7,148-yard, par-71 Knollwood Club (CF=Conway Farms, KC=Knollwood Club for second round; * = in a playoff)):

Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I. 73-68–141 CF

Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. 70-72–142 KC

Matthew Mattare, New York, N.Y. 69-74–143 CF

Walter Todd, Laurens, S.C. 72-72–144 KC

Edward Richardson, England 75-69–144 KC

Garrett Rank, Canada 72-72–144 KC

Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif. 71-73–144 KC

Jeff Wilson, Fairfield, Calif. 73-71–144 KC

John Patterson, Bluffton, S.C. 74-70–144 KC

John Ehrgott, Peoria, Ill. 69-75–144 CF

Adam Walicki, Phoenix, Ariz. 72-73–145 KC

Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. 72-73–145 KC

Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C. 73-72–145 CF

Joe April, Philadelphia, Pa. 71-74–145 CF

Richard Berkmeyer, St. Louis, Mo. 71-74–145 CF

Tom Hart, Denver, Colo. 70-76–146 KC

Trevor Sauntry, Houston, Texas 72-74–146 KC

Kevin Wassmer, Poseyville, Ind. 75-71–146 KC

Matthew Rosen, Tucson, Ariz. 74-72–146 CF

Nikhil Desai, Sanford, Fla. 73-73–146 CF

Sammy Schmitz, Farmington, Minn. 73-73–146 CF

Nathan Colson, Milwaukee, Wis. 73-73–146 CF

Dan Horner, Sandy, Utah 75-71–146 CF

Douglas Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. 71-75–146 CF

Tim Jackson, Germantown, Tenn. 72-75–147 KC

Scott Hval, Portland, Ore. 72-75–147 KC

Stephen Anderson, Hobe Sound, Fla. 73-74–147 KC

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. 73-74–147 KC

Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif. 70-77–147 KC

Joseph Benedetti, Huntington Beach, Calif. 72-75–147 KC

Mason Casper, Springville, Utah 72-75–147 CF

Charlie Blanchard, North Providence, R.I. 75-72–147 CF

Dan Crockett, Nashville, Tenn. 71-76–147 CF

Jason Higton, Fresno, Calif. 72-75–147 CF

Doug Clapp, Walpole, Mass. 71-76–147 CF

Danny Simmerman, Nashville, Tenn. 74-73–147 CF

Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. 73-75–148 KC

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. 72-76–148 KC

Brian Tennyson, Fullerton, Calif. 73-75–148 KC

Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La. 74-74–148 CF

Ryan Patrick, Vienna, Va. 74-74–148 CF

Kevin Marsh, Henderson, Nev. 78-70–148 CF

Bobby Brent III, Columbus, Ga. 75-73–148 CF

Andrew Chapman, Traverse City, Mich. 72-76–148 CF

Todd Burgan, Knoxville, Tenn. 72-76–148 CF

Stephen Cox, Jonesboro, Ark. 74-75–149 KC

Erik Hanson, Kirkland, Wash. 72-77–149 KC

Chip Lutz, Reading, Pa. 75-74–149 KC

Dennis Bull, Norwalk, Iowa 74-75–149 KC

Brian Komline, Bridgewater, N.J. 73-76–149 KC

Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind. 73-76–149 KC

Michael Mulieri, Silver Spring, Md. 78-71–149 KC

Tom Werkmeister, Kentwood, Mich. 75-74–149 KC

Matt Cohn, San Francisco, Calif. 74-75–149 KC

Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va. 73-76–149 KC

Robert Stelben Jr., Darien, Conn. 76-73–149 CF

John McClure, Los Angeles, Calif. 76-73–149 CF

Casey Boyns, Monterey, Calif. 77-72–149 CF

Eric Williams, Honesdale, Pa. 75-74–149 CF

Jeff Murphy, Pleasant Hill, Calif. 74-75–149 CF

*John Engler, Augusta, Ga. 77-73–150 KC (3)

*Daniel Day, Clemson, S.C. 74-76–150 KC (4)

*Kevin Wolf, Lodi, Calif. 76-74–150 KC (5,3,3)

*Jon Lindstrom, Broomfield, Colo. 74-76–150 CF (4)

Failed to Qualify

*Mark Strickland, Woodstock, Ga. 75-75–150 KC (5,3,X)

*Zane Goldthorp, Tucker, Ga. 75-75–150 CF (5,3,X)

*Luke Bakke, Little Rock, Ark. 76-74–150 CF (5,3,X)

*Billy Jackson, The Woodlands, Texas 74-76–150 CF (5,3,X)

*Garren Poirier, Killington, Vt. 76-74–150 CF (7) 

Ricky Stockton, Salinas, Calif. 73-78–151 KC

Michael Sims, West Columbia, S.C. 78-73–151 KC

Andrew Grow, Madison, Wis. 78-73–151 KC

David Reynolds, Trophy Club, Texas 79-72–151 KC

Michael Castleforte, Chicago, Ill. 69-82–151 KC

Joseph Saladino, Huntington, N.Y. 77-74–151 KC

Daniel Debra, Lutz, Fla. 75-76–151 KC

David Poteet, Suwanee, Ga. 77-74–151 CF

Mark Cusic, California, Md. 73-78–151 CF

Robert Evans, Austin, Texas 78-73–151 CF

Ronald Laverdiere, Amherst, Mass. 72-79–151 CF

Scott Congdon, Foxboro, Mass. 75-76–151 CF

Ronald Denunzio, Jeannette, Pa. 76-76–152 KC

Jerry Ledzinski, Carmel, Calif. 74-78–152 KC

Michael Stamberger, Brielle, N.J. 75-77–152 KC

Tim Sheppard, East Peoria, Ill. 76-76–152 KC

JimBob Coleman, Billings, Mont. 78-74–152 KC

Scott Rowe, Hinsdale, Ill. 77-75–152 KC

Randal Lewis, Alma, Mich. 77-75–152 KC

Justin Johnson, Canton, Ga. 77-75–152 KC

Christopher Davis, Beaumont, Texas 74-78–152 KC

Matt Robertson, Chattanooga, Tenn. 73-79–152 CF

Luke Vermeer, Sioux Center, Iowa 75-77–152 CF

Woodie Eubanks, Trussville, Ala. 77-75–152 CF

Nate Mosby, Jacksonville, Fla. 73-79–152 CF

Eric Rustand, Tucson, Ariz. 77-75–152 CF

Kyle Kovacs, Sherman Oaks, Calif. 76-77–153 KC

Douglas Stadler, Wexford, Pa. 77-76–153 KC

Jim Blythe, Warren, Ohio 77-76–153 KC

Camron Howell, San Tan Valley, Ariz. 78-75–153 KC

Phil Caravia, St. Louis, Mo. 76-77–153 KC

West Streib, New York, N.Y. 78-75–153 KC

Jeff Coffman, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73-80–153 KC

Scott Stevens, Encinitas, Calif. 75-78–153 KC

John Eades, Charlotte, N.C. 77-76–153 CF

Pete Krsnich, Wichita, Kan. 78-75–153 CF

Thomas Brennan, Covington, La. 75-78–153 CF

Kory Bowman, Springfield, Mo. 76-77–153 CF

Bryan Norton, Mission Hills, Kan. 72-81–153 CF

Robert Leopold, Cranston, R.I. 80-73–153 CF

John Brennan, Audubon, Pa. 78-76–154 KC

Chris Mitchell, Prosperity, S.C. 78-76–154 KC

Trevor Randolph, Cliffside Park, N.J. 73-81–154 KC

Joseph Prince, San Diego, Calif. 78-76–154 KC

Glenn Smeraglio, Newtown, Pa. 76-78–154 KC

Brian Haskell, St. Joseph, Mo. 74-80–154 KC

Nathan Clark, Charlotte, Mich. 78-76–154 KC

Bryon Shumate, Fort Smith, Ark. 77-77–154 KC

Patrick Knott, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 80-74–154 KC

Austin Eaton III, Attleboro, Mass. 77-77–154 KC

Greg Wells, Hermosa Beach, Calif. 77-77–154 KC

Daniel Russo, Hagaman, N.Y. 74-80–154 KC

Andrew Price, Lake Forest, Ill. 78-76–154 CF

Chris Forbes, Katy, Texas 74-80–154 CF

Kevin Quinn, Needham, Mass. 76-78–154 CF

Tom Strange, Raleigh, N.C. 76-78–154 CF

Tyler Labrum, Fairfax, Va. 78-76–154 CF

Andrew DiRamio, Quincy, Mass. 80-74–154 CF

Robert Godfrey, Anderson, S.C. 75-79–154 CF

Brad Hardin, Fort Wayne, Ind. 76-78–154 CF

Mark Knecht, Paducah, Ky. 78-76–154 CF

Sandy Pierce, Houston, Texas 81-73–154 CF

Andrew Medley, Scottsdale, Ariz. 78-76–154 CF

Patrick Datz, Ames, Iowa 75-80–155 KC

Mark Dabagia, Fort Wayne, Ind. 77-78–155 KC

Erik Bertrand, Pittsburgh, Pa. 76-79–155 KC

Christopher Wheeler, Allen, Texas 82-73–155 KC

Chris Waters, Athens, Ga. 76-79–155 KC

John Rudolph, San Diego, Calif. 69-86–155 KC

Ben Scribner, San Francisco, Calif. 79-76–155 KC

Ben Adelberg, Boynton Beach, Fla. 77-78–155 CF

Tripp Davis, Norman, Okla. 80-75–155 CF

Greg Kennedy, Duluth, Ga. 78-77–155 CF

Brian Richmeier, Aurora, Colo. 77-78–155 CF

Jay Potter, Chattanooga, Tenn. 79-76–155 CF

Steven Fink, Las Vegas, Nev. 80-76–156 KC

Kevin King, Bluffton, S.C. 83-73–156 KC

Jesse Polk, Farmington, Minn. 76-80–156 KC

Jesse Bull, Minneapolis, Minn. 78-78–156 KC

Ben Campbell, Cleveland, Va. 80-76–156 KC

Ryan Tjeerdsma, Slayton, Minn. 79-77–156 KC

Brady Exber, Las Vegas, Nev. 77-79–156 KC

Jon Veneziano, Mt. Dora, Fla. 81-75–156 KC

Justin Hendrix, Santa Margarita, Calif. 74-82–156 KC

Drew Olson, Piedmont, Calif. 79-77–156 CF

Jeffrey Scohy, Bellbrook, Ohio 78-78–156 CF

Mike Sauer, Albuquerque, N.M. 75-81–156 CF

Daniel Metzendorf, Medina, Ohio 78-78–156 CF

John Wright, Aurora, Ill. 75-81–156 CF

Brad Landry, Scott, La. 78-78–156 CF

Gary Nicklaus, Jupiter, Fla. 81-76–157 KC

Steve Wilson, St. Martin, Miss. 81-76–157 KC

Gregory Flanagan, Texarkana, Texas 79-78–157 KC

Marc Mandel, Conshohocken, Pa. 82-75–157 KC

Joseph Latowski, Port St Lucie, Fla. 77-80–157 KC

Andrew Tapia, Raton, N.M. 80-77–157 CF

Eddie Kenny, Lake Worth, Fla. 78-79–157 CF

Tim Spitz, Pittsford, N.Y. 77-80–157 CF

Richard Balla, St. Charles, Ill. 81-76–157 CF

Barry Dyche, Charlotte, N.C. 77-80–157 CF

David Vaclav, Flat Rock, Mich. 82-75–157 CF

K.J. Camera, Manchester, Conn. 76-81–157 CF

David Maddox, McDonough, Ga. 76-81–157 CF

Brian Kennedy, Highland Beach, Fla. 74-84–158 KC

Andrew Montooth, Columbus, Ohio 78-80–158 KC

Shane Humphries, Brandon, Miss. 81-77–158 KC

Paul Buttafuoco, Enfield, Conn. 75-83–158 KC

Kevin Watford, Franklin, Tenn. 76-82–158 CF

Jordan Hawkinson, Grant, Minn. 76-82–158 CF

Kyle Nathan, Glenview, Ill. 80-78–158 CF

Dan Moline, Duluth, Minn. 79-79–158 CF

Michael Vansistine, Caledonia, Ill. 81-77–158 CF

Bowen Osborn, Wayzata, Minn. 79-79–158 CF

Mike Swingle, Bellevue, Wash. 83-76–159 KC

John Culp, San Antonio, Texas 78-81–159 KC

Travis Hunter, Irvine, Calif. 80-79–159 KC

Andrew Lawson, Dallas, Texas 79-80–159 KC

John O'Donnell, Los Angeles, Calif. 81-78–159 KC

Michael Shonk, Columbus, Ohio 81-78–159 KC

Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore. 78-81–159 KC

John Moheyer, Baltimore, Md. 79-80–159 KC

John Schaefer, Plano, Texas 80-79–159 CF

Brian Csipkes, Omaha, Neb. 77-82–159 CF

Mike Zizek, Canada 80-79–159 CF

Walker Taylor, Wilmington, N.C. 76-83–159 CF

Justin Warthen, Arroyo Grande, Calif. 79-80–159 CF

Matthew Williams, Overland Park, Kan. 82-77–159 CF

Gerry Simoni, Vista, Calif. 81-78–159 CF

Nick Schenk, St. Charles, Ill. 79-80–159 CF

Justin Fraley, Allen, Texas 79-80–159 CF

David Brownback, Haslett, Mich. 80-79–159 CF

Mel Mendenhall, Marietta, Ga. 78-82–160 KC

Greg Stebbins, Hoboken, N.J. 77-83–160 KC

Mark Nicoletti, Napa, Calif. 79-81–160 CF

Daniel Griffiths, West Linn, Ore. 77-83–160 CF

Mark Mance, Whitefish, Mont. 81-79–160 CF

Chad Arsich, Mokena, Ill. 80-80–160 CF

Trevor Hyde, Kerrville, Texas 78-83–161 KC

Alan Coshatt, Birmingham, Ala. 78-83–161 KC

Jeff Chapman, Ruidoso, N.M. 84-77–161 KC

Marty Rifkin, Fort Wayne, Ind. 78-83–161 KC

Chris Hartenstein, Austin, Texas 79-82–161 KC

Mitch Cohlmia, Tulsa, Okla. 81-80–161 CF

Brian Silvers, Byron, Ill. 82-79–161 CF

Kirk Siddens, Salt Lake City, Utah 78-83–161 CF

Dave Womack, McDonough, Ga. 82-79–161 CF

Barry Erenrich, Finleyville, Pa. 80-81–161 CF

Kyle George, Sierra Madre, Calif. 80-81–161 CF

David Zullin, Hopewell Junction, N.Y. 80-82–162 KC

Jeffrey Fortson, Palm Desert, Calif. 85-77–162 KC

Andrew Kampen, Frisco, Texas 84-78–162 KC

Allan Small, Florham Park, N.J. 76-86–162 KC

Greg Nichols, Sevierville, Tenn. 77-85–162 KC

Peter Johnson, Winfield, Ill. 85-77–162 CF

James Gallagher, Yorktown, Va. 79-83–162 CF

Jason Perry, Australia 81-81–162 CF

John Kestly, Pewaukee, Wis. 81-81–162 CF

Andy Drohen, Granville, Mass. 81-81–162 CF

Tony Keim, Holt, Mich. 85-78–163 KC

Chris Taylor, Houston, Texas 79-84–163 KC

John Baranco, Boise, Idaho 82-81–163 KC

Robert Schustrich, Windham, Ohio 82-81–163 CF

Craig Burmeister, New York, N.Y. 82-81–163 CF

Michael Douthit, Arlington, Texas 77-86–163 CF

Ted Waldrip, Arlington, Texas 83-80–163 CF

Tyler Sharpe, Greensburg, Ky. 82-81–163 CF

Nick Ushijima, Hillsborough, Calif. 83-80–163 CF

Bryan Kim, Paramus, N.J. 83-81–164 KC

Stevenson Clarke, West Palm Beach, Fla. 82-82–164 KC

Vikram Ashok, Manalapan, N.J. 78-86–164 KC

James Hammons, Port Orange, Fla. 82-82–164 KC

Scott Hasley, Winnetka, Ill. 84-80–164 CF

Mark Drabik, Lancaster, N.Y. 77-88–165 KC

Jarryd Dillas, Bermuda 82-83–165 CF

James Scorse, Rochester, N.Y. 80-85–165 CF

Greg Sanders, Anchorage, Alaska 81-85–166 CF

Jared Purvis, Valdosta, Ga. 82-84–166 CF

Corey Mays, Brandon, Miss. 87-80–167 KC

Kyle Nuss, Casper, Wyo. 84-83–167 KC

Christopher Watson, Newtown, Conn. 87-81–168 KC

Matt Busa, Bay Village, Ohio 86-82–168 KC

Robert Tridle, Lincoln, Neb. 85-83–168 CF

Michael Paduano, Shrewsbury, N.J. 83-85–168 CF

Adam Pecora, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 79-89–168 CF

Anthony Hejna, Buffalo, N.Y. 81-88–169 CF

Eric Engelbert, Costa Mesa, Calif. 85-84–169 CF

Matt Olson, Chicago, Ill. 79-90–169 CF

Scott Bemberis, Richmond, Va. 85-84–169 CF

Jaime Girardi, New Port Richey, Fla. 89-82–171 KC

Scott Rech, Chicago, Ill. 84-88–172 KC

Ryan Williams, Westbury, N.Y. 82-91–173 CF

George Zahringer, New York, N.Y. 73-WD–WD KC

Mark Hanley, Rockledge, Fla. 81-DQ–DQ KC

Chris Stutts, West Palm Beach, Fla. 81-WD–WD CF

Eric Peterson, Nampa, Idaho 87-WD–WD CF

Match-Play Pairings

Lake Forest, Ill. – Pairings for Monday’s first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, played at the 7,078-yard, par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club (All times CDT):

Upper Bracket

8 a.m.: Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I. (141) vs. Kevin Wolf, Lodi, Calif. (150)

8:10 a.m.: Charlie Blanchard, North Providence, R.I. (147) vs. Dan Crockett, Nashville, Tenn. (147)

8:20 a.m.: Tom Hart, Denver, Colo. (146) vs. Dennis Bull, Norwalk, Iowa (149)

8:30 a.m.: Trevor Sauntry, Houston, Texas (146) vs. Chip Lutz, Reading, Pa. (149)

8:40 a.m.: Jeff Wilson, Fairfield, Calif. (144) vs. John McClure, Los Angeles, Calif. (149)

8:50 a.m.: Tim Jackson, Germantown, Tenn. (147) vs. Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La. (148)

9 a.m.: John Patterson, Bluffton, S.C. (144) vs. Robert Stelben Jr., Darien, Conn. (149)

9:10 a.m.: Douglas Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. (146) vs. Ryan Patrick, Vienna, Va. (148)

9:20 a.m.: Walter Todd, Laurens, S.C. (144) vs. John Engler, Augusta, Ga. (150)

9:30 a.m.: Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif. (147) vs. Danny Simmerman, Nashville, Tenn. (147)

9:40 a.m.: Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C. (145) vs. Michael Mulieri, Silver Spring, Md.(149)

9:50 a.m.: Nikhil Desai, Sanford, Fla. (146) vs. Todd Burgan, Knoxville, Tenn. (148)

10 a.m.: Edward Richardson, England (144) vs. Jeff Murphy, Pleasant Hill, Calif. (149)

10:10 a.m.: Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. (147) vs. Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. (148)

10:20 a.m.: Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. (145) vs. Tom Werkmeister, Kentwood, Mich. (149)

10:30 a.m.: Sammy Schmitz, Farmington, Minn. (146) vs. Andrew Chapman, Traverse City, Mich. (148)

Lower Bracket

10:40 a.m.: Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. (142) vs. Jon Lindstrom, Broomfield, Colo. (150)

10:50 a.m.: Mason Casper, Springville, Utah (147) vs. Jason Higton, Fresno, Calif. (147)

11 a.m.: Richard Berkmeyer, St. Louis, Mo. (145) vs. Brian Komline, Bridgewater, N.J. (149)

11:10 a.m.: Kevin Wassmer, Poseyville, Ind. (146) vs. Erik Hanson, Kirkland, Wash. (149)

11:20 a.m.: Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif. (144) vs. Casey Boyns, Monterey, Calif. (149)

11:30 a.m.: Scott Hval, Portland, Ore. (147) vs. Brian Tennyson, Fullerton, Calif. (148)

11:40 a.m.: John Ehrgott, Peoria, Ill. (144) vs. Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va. (149)

11:50 a.m.: Dan Horner, Sandy, Utah (146) vs. Kevin Marsh, Henderson, Nev. (148)

Noon: Matthew Mattare, New York, N.Y. (143) vs. Daniel Day, Clemson, S.C. (150)

12:10 p.m.: Joseph Benedetti, Huntington Beach, Calif. (147) vs. Doug Clapp, Walpole, Mass. (147)

12:20 p.m.: Joe April, Philadelphia, Pa. (145) vs. Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind. (149)

12:30 p.m.: Matthew Rosen, Tucson, Ariz. (146) vs. Stephen Cox, Jonesboro, Ark. (149)

12:40 p.m.: Garrett Rank, Canada (144) vs. Eric Williams, Honesdale, Pa. (149)

12:50 p.m.: Stephen Anderson, Hobe Sound, Fla. (147) vs. Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. (148)

1 p.m.: Adam Walicki, Phoenix, Ariz. (145) vs. Matt Cohn, San Francisco, Calif. (149)

1:10 p.m.: Nathan Colson, Milwaukee, Wis. (146) vs. Bobby Brent III, Columbus, Ga. (148)