Wright Advances to Round of 32 at APL Championship
July 15, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rising junior Chase Wright advanced to the round of 32 at the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Wednesday (July 14) after qualifying for the match play portion of the event with rounds on 73 and 72 in the 156-player stroke play qualifier.
Wright's two-round total of 145 in stroke play gave him a share of 34th place and etched his name into the 64-man match play bracket. The winner of the event earns a spot in the Masters playing field.
His first-round opponent, Sean Knapp, 48, or Oakmont, Pa., shot a round that was the talk of the championship with no score higher than 4 on the card. It was not impressive enough, however, as Wright prevailed 1UP in the match, scoring the equivalent of a 6-under 65.
Wright's run at a trip to the Masters came to an end in the second round though, dropping a 3&2 decision to fifth-seeded Andrew Yun, a member of Stanford's men's golf team.
The U.S. Amateur Public Links, established in 1922 for bona fide public-course players, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
It's been a good month for Wright as he was coming off a title run at the Indiana Open on July 9. Assistant coach Jamie Broce was on his heels, placing second in the tournament for a '1-2' Hoosier finish
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