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Hughes Reserves His Spot In U.S. Am Match Play
Release: 08/13/2013
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Charlie Hughes

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Recent UW grad Charlie Hughes will sleep comfortably tonight after securing his spot for match play at the U.S. Amateur Championship, which starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Hughes’ former teammate Gerrit Chambers will have a restless night’s sleep though, after finishing two rounds of stroke play tied for 50th and in a Wednesday morning playoff in which 15 out of 17 golfers will advance to match play.

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Jonathan Sanders and Trevor Simbsy all failed to qualify for match play after finishing outside the +4 cutline.

Hughes shot 2-under 68 in Tuesday’s second round to finish 1-under overall with a two-round total of 139. He tied for 9th overall and was one of 16 competitors to end up under par in stroke play.

Chambers shot a 2-under 68 on the Charles River Course to move up the leaderboard and finish +4 overall. He will try to continue his hot play early Wednesday and avoid being one of two golfers in the 17-man playoff that fails to advance.

All golfers will move to The Country Club for match play after playing 18 holes at each of the courses.

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