Cal Affiliates Continue Action at U.S. Amateur
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  08/23/2011

Aug. 23, 2011

U.S. Amateur Official Site

(ERIN, WI) - Four players affiliated with Cal men's golf continued action Tuesday at the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship being played Aug. 22-28. Current men's golfers Michael Weaver and Max Homa were the top two Cal golfers on the leader board at the end of the day tied for 82nd place at the end of their two rounds of stroke play. The second and final round of stroke play was suspended due to darkness following a three-hour and 40-minute weather delay in the morning and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday.

Weaver and Homa are still both hoping to qualify for match play, which will take the top 64 golfers at the end of stroke play. A total of 38 golfers have posted two-round totals better than the one-over par 36-hole score of 143 by both Weaver (68-75) and Homa (75-68). Another 43 golfers are currently ahead of the duo but still have golf to play.

Weaver started his day tied for 21st and only three shots off the lead but fell down the leader board after a three-over par 75 at Erin Hills that followed his two-under par 68 during Monday's opening round of Blue Mound Golf and Country Club.

Homa rebounded from an opening-day three-over par 75 at Erin Hills on Monday to shoot a two-under par 68 at Blue Mound on Tuesday.

Nick Thomas is third current Cal golfer playing in the event and is tied for 261st at nine-over par through 27 holes. Thomas shot a six-over par 76 at Blue Mound on Monday and was three-over through nine holes at Erin Hills on Tuesday.

Former Bear Ben An is also currently tied for 261st at nine-over par through 27 holes. An had a four-over par 74 at Blue Mound on Monday and was five-over through the first nine holes at Erin Hills on Tuesday.

An was the 2009 U.S. Amateur champion and a semifinalist at the 2010 event, while Homa was a quarterfinalist in 2010 before falling to An.

Thomas and An are scheduled to conclude stroke play on Wednesday, while Homa and Weaver must wait to see if they make the cut in the top 64 or qualify to participate in a playoff to determine spots in match play, which will also start Wednesday following the conclusion of stroke play at a time still to be determined.