Taylor Rolls In Round Two Of Match Play At Publinx
NORMAN, Okla. -- The amazing Nick Taylor continued his incredible roll on Thursday morning by demolishing his opponent Brett Munson, 8 and 6 in the second round of match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
Taylor, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, did not lose a hole in his match versus Munson and has in fact led for 24 of the 26 holes he has played in the first two rounds.
"I'm fine with winning like this, but it's (tough matches) going to come sooner or later," Taylor would say after his match. "It could be this afternoon, it could be tomorrow morning, it could be whenever. But (if I) stick to my game plan of fairways and greens and making pars, if I do that, someone's going to have to shoot at least under par to win. To do that on this golf course you have to play solid so if I'm making pars it's putting pressure on them."
In this morning's round, Taylor took the lead on No. 1 by carding a par, while Munson bogeyed. The early turning point came on the par-4 No. 3 where Taylor chipped in his second shot from 20-yards out to net an eagle to take a two-hole advantage.
From there, Taylor went on to win holes 5 and 6 with birdies to take a four-hole lead, before halving the next two holes with Munson. Taylor then went on a four-hole roll, starting with No. 9, and never looked back.
He eagled his second hole of the day on No. 10, a short 315-yard par 4. He nestled his ball within six feet of the cup off the tee and drained his putt to take all the wind out of Munson's sails.
Taylor will face Todd Obergoenner in the Round of 16 of the Jimmie Austin OU Club in Norman, Okla., this afternoon.
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