Matt Williams Misses Cut at U.S. Amateur
Aug. 21, 2001
Kansas State University senior Matt Williams' impressive summer on the links came to a close Tuesday at the United States Amateur Golf Championship in Atlanta, Ga.
Williams, who became the third golfer in Wildcat history to play in the U.S. Amateur (Scott McNeely and Bryan Milberger, 1999), fired a 1-over-par 73 on the 6,561-yard Druid Hills Golf Club course to finish in a tie for 93rd place. After 36 holes of stroke play, the original amateur field was trimmed from 312 players to the top 64 golfers and ties. Those players move on to match play in order to determine a champion.
Today's round, coupled with Monday's opening round 3-over-par 73 on the 7,007-yard, East Lake Golf Club course, left the Holton, Kan. native two shots below the cut.
Teeing off on No. 10, Williams started his second round strong as he posted birdies on No. 12 and No. 14. However, three straight bogeys to close the front nine, pushed him to 1-over. Despite a birdie on the 505-yard, par 5, No. 7 that moved him back to 1-over-par, Williams would get no closer to advancing to match play.
Williams, the 2001 Kansas State Amateur champion, qualified for the national amateur championship by virtue of last month's third-place showing at the regional qualifying tournament at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Kansas City,
Williams and the Wildcats tee off the 2001-02 regular season on Sept. 10-11 when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Fairway Club Invitational.
For complete results of the U.S. Amateur visit http://www.usamateur.org.