Aug. 24, 2011
(ERIN, WI) - Wednesday marked the end of action at the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship for four players affiliated with the Cal men's golf program. Each member of the foursome - Ben An, Max Homa, Nick Thomas and Michael Weaver - fell shy of finishing in the top 64 after two rounds of stroke play to qualifying for match play at the event.
Homa and Weaver, both currently on the squad, were tied for 81st and the top two Cal affiliates on the leader board at the end of the second round, which began on Tuesday but was extended into Wednesday after a three-hour and 40-minute weather delay the previous morning did not allow the entire second round to be completed as scheduled before darkness stopped play.
Weaver and Homa were among those to finish their second rounds Tuesday and were tied for 82nd place heading into the continuation of the second round on Wednesday. Both were still hopeful of qualifying for match play dependent upon the results of 43 golfers that did not complete their second rounds on Wednesday but ended up moving up only one spot on the leader board once every player had finished the second round.
Weaver was tied for 21st and only three shots off the lead after the first day of action Monday 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 at 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 was the third current Cal golfer playing in the event and finished tied for 281st at 13-over par. Thomas shot a six-over par 76 at Blue Mound on Monday and seven-over par 79 at Erin Hills over the course of two days on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Former Bear Ben An was 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. He withdrew on Wednesday.
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.