Fighting Irish stick to their guns at Olympia Fields

Paul Dunne plays his tee shot on the 17th hole of the North Course during his first round on Monday. Dunne received a special exemption into the U.S. Amateur after becoming the first amateur to hold at least a share the 54-hole lead at the Open Championship since Bob Jones in 1927. (USGA/John Mummert)

Al Capone once shot himself in the left leg when he played one of his regular money matches at Olympia Fields near Chicago. But Ireland’s trio of US Amateur Championship contenders merely gave themselves flesh wounds in the foot before hobbling away from the first qualifying round with their hopes intact of making the too 64 who will go into matchplay combat on Wednesday.

The Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup captain, Nigel Edwards, was out and about to see some details of a one over 71 for Greystones’ Paul Dunne and two over 72s for West Waterford’s Maynooth University graduate Gary Hurley and Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin even if they did not result in calls from the local press to hold the back page.

With both Walker Cup sides to be announced next Monday — Sharvin, Dunne and Hurley hope to be named in the 10-man side alongside Gavin Moynihan and Jack Hume who are resting after retaining the Home Internationals — the Chicago trio’s first task is to complete the job over the slightly easier South Course.

‘Slightly’ is the operation word. Twelve of the top 17 on the leaderboard shot their rounds what is the South Matt NeSmith’s five under 65 there leaving him one clear of 66s on the North by Australian star Ryan Ruffles and Japan’s Kenta Konishi and on the South by Americans Lee McCoy and Nathan Yankovich.

The massive clubhouse at Olympia Fields

Dunne’s 71 left him T49 and the best of the Europeans as he head to the South with the rest of the Irish contingent.

With the top 64 on one-over or better, Hurley and Sharvin have some work to do. The good news is that thee Irish and England’s Sam Horsfield (72, SC) are the leading Europeans ahead of Scotland’s Grant Forrest (74 NC) and Spain’s John Rahm (74 NC); Sweden’s Lytham Trophy winner Marcus Kinhult 75 NC), England’s Tom Bayliss (75 NC) and Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson (78 SC).

“It’s not a bad start considering I made a mess of my first hole,” said Hurley, whose runner up finish in the European Amateur Championship in Slovakia recently all but secured his Walker Cup place alongside Moynihan and Open hero Dunne, who are considered racing certainties for Royal Lytham and St Annes. 

Referring to Slovakia, Hurley said: “I was happy. Disappointed but happy. I had a little chance coming in and didn’t take it. But yes, I needed to play well and I did. I have been playing really well but I pulled out of the Brabazon because I needed a break. 

“It might not a seemed ideal timing but I needed to get my head right. I was very tired with travelling to Argentina, South Africa, Spain and getting my exams in between all that, which I was delighted with. 

“Walker Cup? The selectors know my game at this stage but it was nice to produce a performance in a tournament when I really needed to. Coming down to the last two events, it was nice to get one in.”

Hurley’s two over 72 could have been a couple lower quite easily even if he did follow a birdie from eight feet at the fifth (his 14th) with a closing bogey. 

“It is not a bad start considering  I made a mess of my first hole, taking double,” Hurley said. “I drove behind a tree and had no shot, had to chop out and then flew the green. 

He birdied the 13th and 14th but then double bogeyed the par-three 15th, pushing his tee shot a hair to leave himself short sided in the same spot from where Dunne had extricated himself with a brilliant flop shot and eight footer putt an hour earlier.

“I got too cute and took two chips,” he said of his second double. Other than that, he was happy with his day.

Sharvin confessed that he had zero confidence with his speed or feel on the slick greens early on and when he slipped to four over after seven holes, the Brabazon Trophy winner had just one thought.

“I was thinking, don’t shoot 80, so I am really happy with how I fought back,” said Sharvin, who birdied the second and eighth and missed good chances at the seventh and ninth on his back nine. “If someone had offered me a 72 after seven I’d have bitten their arm off.”

Olympia Fields was bathed in sunshine for much of the day and was lush and receptive, especially after some later afternoon showers that were followed in the evening by thunderstorms.

Sharvin missed a short par putt at the 11th and bogeyed the 14th (missed green), 15th (three putt) and 16th (went long and played a poor bladed wedge),

“I was really uncomfortable with the putter at the start of the round,” said Sharvin, who made a great recovery on the back nine and then headed to the practice putting green.

After a birdie from four feet at the second, he missed  15 footer at the third, hit the flag with his up and down at the fourth and then holed an eight footer for another save at the fifth.

He had to settle for a two-putt par five at the sixth but he could have birdied all three holes coming in but had to settle for one par-birdie-par when leaving putt on the edge at the seventh and ninth.

“I played the last three unbelievably well,” Sharvin said.

Open Championship hero Dunne was also forced to dig deep as he came back from two over after nine to post a one over 71

“I wasn’t hitting fairways at the start but then I started hitting it well in the middle and gave myself some chances,” said Dunne, who got up and down from 80 yards for par at his final hole. 

Life has changed somewhat for the Greystones man since he led going into the final round at St Andrews and hit TV screens worldwide, not to mention the chat show circuit in Ireland.

 “I get recognised a bit more but nothing crazy, just a couple of pictures here and there,’ he said with a grin. “As long as people are recognising me in the street in the future I think I’ll be doing alright.”

As for his round, it was scrappy in parts but the final result was satisfying enough.

“I got off to a bit of a dodgy start but played nicely after that,” Dunne said “I had a could of birdie looks coming in and didn’t capitalise but I made a good par at the last by getting up and down from 80 yards. 

“I wasn’t hitting fairways at the start but then I started hitting it well in the middle and gave myself some chances. The fairways were so narrow — the driving distance you hit it into, the bunkers just come in there and back out and the holes are too long to hit three wood on.”

He cited the 18th and ninth — two long par fours.

“The gap is 15 yards and if you hit it in the bunkers you are hitting nine iron out and struggling for par because they are both 490 yards.”

Dunne parred the 10th but bogeyed the 11th off a pulled tee shot and dropped another shot at the narrow 14th where he was in the trees left and the front right greenside trap.

He could have dropped another shot at the par-three 15th whee he pushed his approach and left himself a very difficult recovery but played a glorious flop shot to eight feet and made the putt.

An eight iron to 20 feet at the 16th set up a birdie a birdie and while he missed a chance inside 10 feet after a piercing hybrid to the 249-yard 17th, he had to settle for five at the 18th where his drive was snatched by the voracious left fairway trap.

“I was only 10 yards off line from where I was aiming.” he said. 

His back nine was a good one, however, and it keeps his chances very much alive.

“I hit a big drive down one and hit the green in two,which is two good digs it’s 620,” he said . “Birdied there and got up and down 2 for par after driving into the bunker.”

A three wood into the water led to a bogey at the fifth but he birdie the par-five sixth by getting ip and down from 50 yards, missed 20 footers on the seventh and eighth and then made that fine par save on the ninth.

Paul Dunne walks across the bridge on the third hole of the North Course at Olympia Fields during his first round Monday. The 54-hole co-leader at the Open Championship shot a 1-over 71. (USGA/John Mummert)

“Like every event, I’ll just take it one step at a time  and try to get through he strokeplay. After that it’s match by match and it’s a lottery — you have to win every match,

Apart from team success, his only previous positive in matchplay came in the Irish Close in 2013. when he lost to Sharvin in the final at Connemara.

“No wins but hopefully we can change that,” he said.

Australian Ryan Ruffels, who shot a 66 on the North Course, was impressed by Dunne's Open performance.

"We were saying, what would you prefer, tied 30th but leading after 54, or a Top 12 finish starting in the pack? Paul's performance was amazing and I'm sure it's something that will give him confidence," he said, adding with a laugh,"He's certainly not one of the guys I want to run into in matchplay."

As for the Walker Cup team, like the rest of the Irish players, he knows that it will be picked based on the entire season and possibly last year too with the skipper looking for points-winners, good putters and players who are proud to play for the country.

If that’s the case, Ireland has a case for six with the improving Dermot McElroy unlucky he’s not getting more mentions. 

Either way, a big GB&I week in Chicago would be a boost.

The USGA takes up the story of the rest of the day:
NeSmith, 21, of North Augusta, S.C., shot a 5-under-par 65 to lead the field of 312 competitors in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship after the first day of stroke play at Olympia Fields Country Club.
NeSmith, a senior at the University of South Carolina who won The Players Amateur earlier this year, posted six birdies, including four in his first nine holes, and one bogey on the South Course for a one-stroke lead over four players.
“I got off to a good start, birdied 11,” said NeSmith, a third-team All-America selection in 2015 who won the Southeastern Conference Championship. “It was a birdie pin and I hit a good tee shot, so I kind of expected that after being in the middle of the fairway. And then hit it really close on 13 and got on a little bit of a run.”
NeSmith, who qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and is playing in his third consecutive U.S. Amateur, leads a group of four players at 66: Lee McCoy, 21, of Athens, Ga., a 2015 United States Walker Cup Team member, and Nathan Yankovich, 21, of Blacklick, Ohio, who both played the South Course; and Ryan Ruffels, 17, of Australia, and Kenta Kinoshi, 21, of Japan, who played the North Course, host to two previous U.S. Opens in 1928 and 2003.
“I think it helped playing the Open,” said NeSmith. “It kind of made this not as big – I mean, big, but I’m not as nervous, I’m not as fidgety. I was able to relax a little bit more and play a great round of golf.”
The 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play (18 holes on each of Olympia Fields’ North and South Courses), followed by six rounds of match play (all on the North Course), with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday.
Ruffels, the son of two tennis professionals who played with 2015 PGA champion and fellow Aussie Jason Day in a practice round for the 2015 Canadian Open, admitted that his putting positioned him for his four-birdie, no-bogey round.

Matthew NeSmith watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of stoke play of the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)

“I made a lot of 10- to 12-foot par putts, which is big just to keep a bit of momentum going,” said Ruffels, whose birdie putts ranged from 10 to 35 feet. “Around the North Course, which is so hard, if you drop [a shot], it's very easy to drop one on the next, too, and it kind of just rolls on from there. So the more you can save, the better.”
McCoy, who qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open and was co-medalist at the 2014 U.S. Amateur, tallied six birdies and two bogeys.
“I was hitting it about as crooked as I ever have, and honestly it was one of the best scoring nines I've ever had,” said McCoy, a first-team All-American at the University of Georgia, of his outward nine of 35. “I left a shot in a bunker on 1 and got up-and-down for bogey, and then, I was hitting it everywhere and just scraping pars like I've hardly ever done before. That was really what kept my momentum going. If I would have shot 3 or 4 over on the front, I don't think I would have gone and made as many birdies on the back. It was definitely a good mental test today.”
Trailing NeSmith by two at 3-under-par 67 are David Oraee, of Greeley, Colo.; Brett Coletta, of Australia; and Sepp Straka of Valdosta, Ga.
Among nine players at 2-under 68 are 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Scott Harvey, of Greensboro, N.C.; Nick Hardy, a University of Illinois player from Northbrook, Ill.; and Robby Shelton, a first-team All-American at the University of Alabama from Wilmer, Ala., who finished third in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship in July, the first top-three Tour finish for an amateur since Phil Mickelson in 1991.
The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill.  – Results from Monday’s first round of stroke play at the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,234-yard, par-70 North (NC) and the 7,045-yard, par-70 South (SC) Courses at Olympia Fields Country Club.

Matt NeSmith, North Augusta, S.C. 34-31--65 SC

Kenta Konishi, Japan 35-31--66 NC

Lee McCoy, Athens, Ga. 35-31--66 SC

Nathan Yankovich, Blacklick, Ohio 35-31--66 SC

Ryan Ruffels, Australia 33-33--66 NC

Brett Coletta, Australia 35-32--67 SC

David Oraee, Greeley, Colo. 33-34--67 NC

Sepp Straka, Valdosta, Ga. 34-33--67 SC

Adam Ball, Glen Allen, Va. 34-34--68 SC

Dan Ellis, Lansing, Mich. 36-32--68 NC

Garrett Rank, Canada 34-34--68 SC

Hank Lebioda, Winter Springs, Fla. 36-32--68 SC

Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. 34-34--68 SC

Reed Hrynewich, Muskegon, Mich. 36-32--68 SC

Robby Shelton, Wilmer, Ala. 36-32--68 NC

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. 34-34--68 SC

Stuart Macdonald, Canada 33-35--68 SC

Chase Koepka, West Palm Beach, Fla. 34-35--69 SC

Chris Harris, Atlanta, Ga. 35-34--69 NC

Cody Blick, Danville, Calif. 35-34--69 NC

Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas 34-35--69 SC

Conner Kumpula, Albany, Ore. 36-33--69 SC

Corey Pereira, Cameron Park, Calif. 31-38--69 SC

Curtis Luck, Australia 34-35--69 SC

David Snyder, McAllen, Texas 33-36--69 SC

Hudson Carpenter, Stillwater, Minn. 36-33--69 SC

Michael Nagy, Manistique, Mich. 38-31--69 SC

Robby Salomon, Monterey, Calif. 36-33--69 NC

Sean Crocker, Westlake Village, Calif. 33-36--69 SC

Alex Burge, Bloomington, Ill. 34-36--70 SC

Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif. 34-36--70 SC

Cheng Jin, People's Republic of China 35-35--70 SC

Christopher Hickman, Centreville, Md. 34-36--70 SC

Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. 36-34--70 NC

Jake Knapp, Costa Mesa, Calif. 37-33--70 SC

Jake Kneen, White Lake, Mich. 36-34--70 SC

Josh Munn, New Zealand 36-34--70 NC

Josh Whalen, Canada 35-35--70 NC

Matthew Perrine, Austin, Texas 37-33--70 NC

Miller Capps, Denver, N.C. 37-33--70 NC

Nicholas Cummings, Weston, Mass. 36-34--70 SC

Ryan Cole, Mount Airy, Md. 35-35--70 SC

Sam Stevens, Wichita, Kan. 35-35--70 SC

Sean Walsh, Keller, Texas 36-34--70 SC

Stoney Crouch, Mount Juliet, Tenn. 34-36--70 SC

Stuart Smallwood, Paris, Texas 36-34--70 NC

Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas 35-35--70 NC

Zach Seabolt, Raleigh, N.C. 33-37--70 SC

Austin Connelly, Canada 36-35--71 SC

Ben Wolcott, Dickson, Tenn. 36-35--71 NC

Billy Kennerly, Alpharetta, Ga. 36-35--71 NC

Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. 36-35--71 NC

Bryan Baumgarten, Granite Bay, Calif. 34-37--71 SC

Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. 37-34--71 NC

Claudio Correa, Chile 37-34--71 NC

David Cooke, Bolingbrook, Ill. 37-34--71 SC

Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. 39-32--71 NC

Franklin Huang, Poway, Calif. 37-34--71 SC

George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz. 38-33--71 NC

Hunter Stewart, Lexington, Ky. 35-36--71 SC

Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif. 37-34--71 NC

Jake Koppenberg, Bellingham, Wash. 36-35--71 SC

Jake Staiano, Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 35-36--71 SC

Joey Savoie, Canada 38-33--71 SC

John Oda, Honolulu, Hawaii 36-35--71 NC

Jonah Texeira, Porter Ranch, Calif. 37-34--71 SC

Jordan Gold, Orange, Calif. 36-35--71 SC

Kyle Suppa, Honolulu, Hawaii 35-36--71 NC

Luis Fernando Barco, Peru 35-36--71 NC

Matthew Dunn, Houston, Texas 34-37--71 NC

Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va. 37-34--71 NC

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. 35-36--71 SC

Paul Dunne, Republic of Ireland 35-36--71 NC

Roman Robledo, Harlingen, Texas 35-36--71 SC

Spencer Painton, Aurora, Colo. 35-36--71 SC

Taylor Hancock, Clearwater, Fla. 36-35--71 SC

Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, Ohio 34-37--71 NC

Adrian Meronk, Poland 37-35--72 SC

Andrew Kozan, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 36-36--72 SC

Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. 39-33--72 SC

Blair Hamilton, Canada 35-37--72 NC

Brett Viboch, Moraga, Calif. 36-36--72 NC

Chelso Barrett, Surry, N.H. 37-35--72 SC

Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif. 34-38--72 SC

Cormac Sharvin, Northern Ireland 34-38--72 NC

Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. 39-33--72 SC

Derek Bard, New Hartford, N.Y. 37-35--72 NC

Doug Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. 35-37--72 NC

Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. 37-35--72 SC

Gabriel Lench, Lake Mary, Fla. 38-34--72 SC

Gary Hurley, Republic of Ireland 36-36--72 NC

Ian Holt, Stow, Ohio 36-36--72 NC

Jacob Hicks, Mebane, N.C. 37-35--72 NC

Jared Bettcher, Auburn, Ala. 36-36--72 SC

Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. 35-37--72 SC

Matt Oshrine, Baltimore, Md. 35-37--72 SC

Maverick Antcliff, Augusta, Ga. 34-38--72 NC

Maverick McNealy, Portola Valley, Calif. 36-36--72 NC

Michael Balcar, Toledo, Ohio 36-36--72 NC

Michael Johnson, Birmingham, Ala. 40-32--72 NC

Nicholas Ross, Canada 39-33--72 SC

Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas 38-34--72 SC

Robbie Ziegler, Madison, Wis. 37-35--72 SC

Romain Langasque, France 38-34--72 NC

Roman Aragon, Mission Viejo, Calif. 34-38--72 SC

Ryann Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. 40-32--72 SC

Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. 35-37--72 NC

Sam Horsfield, England 34-38--72 SC

Sean Kelly, Staten Island, N.Y. 34-38--72 SC

Shad Tuten, Augusta, Ga. 36-36--72 NC

Taylor McCullum, Hoover, Ala. 37-35--72 SC

Thomas Detry, Belgium 37-35--72 NC

Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. 36-36--72 NC

Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C. 38-34--72 NC

Will Thomson, Pittsford, N.Y. 36-36--72 SC

Alex Lee, Sacramento, Calif. 37-36--73 SC

Arthur Kim, Tigard, Ore. 38-35--73 SC

Austin Bautista, Australia 37-36--73 NC

Austin James, Canada 39-34--73 NC

Billy Walthouse, Longmeadow, Mass. 37-36--73 NC

Brad Nurski, St. Joseph, Mo. 37-36--73 SC

Brett McIntosh, Canada 38-35--73 SC

Bryan Norton, Mission Hills, Kan. 37-36--73 SC

Caleb Proveaux, Lexington, S.C. 34-39--73 NC

Cameron Willis, Eaton, Ohio 38-35--73 SC

Charles Wang, People's Republic of China 37-36--73 NC

Chris Petefish, Danville, Calif. 38-35--73 SC

Dan Stringfellow, Roselle, Ill. 38-35--73 NC

Daniel Wetterich, Cincinnati, Ohio 37-36--73 NC

Francesco Ruffino, Bloomfield Village, Mich. 37-36--73 NC

Gunn Yang, Republic of Korea 37-36--73 NC

Jake Harpe, Griffin, Ga. 37-36--73 SC

Jake Yount, Danville, Calif. 38-35--73 SC

Joe Parkinson, Alpine, Utah 36-37--73 SC

John Jackopsic, West Hartford, Conn. 36-37--73 NC

Jordan Niebrugge, Mequon, Wis. 40-33--73 SC

Jorge Garcia, Venezuela 36-37--73 SC

Kyle De Silva, Orange, Calif. 40-33--73 NC

Kyle Mueller, Watkinsville, Ga. 37-36--73 SC

Matthew Giovannelli, Ocala, Fla. 38-35--73 NC

Michael Hyland, Medford, N.J. 40-33--73 SC

Noah Woolsey, Pleasanton, Calif. 34-39--73 SC

Patrick Moriarty, Rockville, Md. 39-34--73 NC

Philip Knowles, Bradenton, Fla. 37-36--73 SC

Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. 36-37--73 SC

Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C. 35-38--73 SC

Tom Vining, Sioux Falls, S.D. 37-36--73 NC

Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, Minn. 37-36--73 NC

Tyler Collier, Chico, Calif. 36-37--73 SC

Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. 39-34--73 NC

Broc Johnson, Auburn, Wash. 40-34--74 NC

Bryce Geraghty, Cantonment, Fla. 38-36--74 SC

Byron Meth, San Diego, Calif. 37-37--74 NC

Erick Alonso, Haworth, N.J. 38-36--74 SC

Eugene Hong, Sanford, Fla. 38-36--74 NC

Fred Wedel, The Woodlands, Texas 41-33--74 NC

Garett Reband, Fort Worth, Texas 37-37--74 SC

Grant Forrest, Scotland 37-37--74 NC

Jackson Juerling, Indianapolis, Ind. 37-37--74 SC

Jake Istnick, Dallas, Texas 36-38--74 NC

John Michael O'Toole, Pinson, Ala. 38-36--74 SC

Johnny De Los Reyes, Antioch, Calif. 39-35--74 NC

Johnny Decker, Verona, Wis. 38-36--74 SC

Jon Rahm, Spain 37-37--74 NC

Jonathan Diianni, Kernersville, N.C. 38-36--74 SC

Jonny Hogan, Santa Barbara, Calif. 38-36--74 NC

Jordan Woolf, Fort Worth, Texas 35-39--74 SC

Joseph Winslow, Overland Park, Kan. 38-36--74 NC

Keegan Vea, Evansville, Ind. 38-36--74 NC

Keith Unikel, Potomac, Md. 40-34--74 SC

Kyle Cornett, Mill Creek, Wash. 37-37--74 NC

Kyle Jones, Snowflake, Ariz. 35-39--74 SC

Lucas Herbert, Australia 37-37--74 NC

Max Greyserman, Short Hills, N.J. 38-36--74 NC

Peter Jones, Owatonna, Minn. 36-38--74 SC

Richard Gilkey, Bakersfield, Calif. 38-36--74 SC

Robin Sciot-Siegrist, France 35-39--74 NC

Ross Kronberg, Norwalk, Conn. 37-37--74 SC

Ryan Pelletier, Mansfield, Mass. 38-36--74 SC

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. 38-36--74 NC

Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill. 36-38--74 NC

Turner Southey-Gordon, Canada 37-37--74 NC

Zach Healy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-37--74 SC

Aaron Whalen, Ephrata, Wash. 38-37--75 NC

Aaron Wise, Lake Elsinore, Calif. 35-40--75 SC

Andrew Price, Lake Bluff, Ill. 37-38--75 NC

Antonio Murdaca, Australia 37-38--75 SC

Austin Eckroat, Edmond, Okla. 37-38--75 SC

Beau Hossler, Mission Viejo, Calif. 40-35--75 NC

Ben Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. 39-36--75 NC

Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C. 37-38--75 SC

Charles Danielson, Osceola, Wis. 40-35--75 SC

Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. 36-39--75 SC

Garrett Browning, Imperial, Pa. 38-37--75 SC

Harrison Shih, Saddle River, N.J. 38-37--75 SC

Jack Sparling, Dublin, Ohio 37-38--75 NC

Jake Fendt, Suwanee, Ga. 35-40--75 NC

John Clare, Camillus, N.Y. 40-35--75 SC

Josh Irving, Fort Worth, Texas 36-39--75 SC

Kieran Purcell, Nutley, N.J. 38-37--75 SC

Kolton Crawford, Mansfield, Texas 38-37--75 NC

Lee Whitehead, Knoxville, Tenn. 40-35--75 NC

Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 39-36--75 NC

Max Rottluff, Germany 41-34--75 NC

Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. 37-38--75 NC

Sam Gillis, San Jacinto, Calif. 39-36--75 SC

Seokwon Jeon, Draper, Utah 36-39--75 NC

Shotaro Ban, San Jose, Calif. 40-35--75 NC

Tanner Napier, Paris, Texas 35-40--75 NC

Tom Bayliss, England 39-36--75 NC

Travis Rose, Nicholasville, Ky. 37-38--75 NC

Troy Moses, Australia 39-36--75 SC

Tye Waller, Griffin, Ga. 37-38--75 SC

Vince Whaley, Fayetteville, Ga. 35-40--75 NC

William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C. 37-38--75 SC

Alex Franklin, San Rafael, Calif. 39-37--76 NC

Andrew Levitt, Ladera Ranch, Calif. 36-40--76 NC

Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 39-37--76 SC

Austin Smotherman, Loomis, Calif. 38-38--76 SC

Brandon Mancheno, Jacksonville, Fla. 37-39--76 SC

Chris Babcock, Shoreline, Wash. 39-37--76 NC

Conner Koberg, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 39-37--76 NC

Daniel Hudson, Western Springs, Ill. 38-38--76 NC

Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. 40-36--76 NC

Eric Banks, Canada 40-36--76 SC

Eric Ricard, Shreveport, La. 40-36--76 SC

Evan Katz, Washington, D.C. 35-41--76 SC

Evan Russell, Grantham, N.H. 36-40--76 NC

Freddy Thomas, Lakeville, Minn. 39-37--76 SC

Hagen Fell, Austin, Texas 37-39--76 SC

Jack Maguire, St Petersburg, Fla. 38-38--76 NC

James Holley, Chatsworth, Calif. 39-37--76 SC

Jimmy Hervol, Hopkinton, Mass. 40-36--76 NC

Jimmy Jones, Tampa, Fla. 37-39--76 SC

Kenneth Fadke, Hobbs, N.M. 38-38--76 SC

Kyler Tate, Winter Garden, Fla. 35-41--76 NC

Logan Lagodich, Canton, Ohio 39-37--76 NC

Micah Rodgers, Odessa, Texas 38-38--76 NC

Michael Brown Jr., Maple Shade, N.J. 38-38--76 NC

Michael VanDeventer, Columbus, Ind. 43-33--76 NC

Mike McCoy, Des Moines, Iowa 40-36--76 NC

Nick Eberhardt, Lake Wylie, S.C. 38-38--76 SC

Rico Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 40-36--76 NC

Rylee Iacolucci, Cle Elum, Wash. 37-39--76 NC

Steve Irwin, Arvada, Colo. 38-38--76 NC

Sydney Chung, Jackson, Tenn. 39-37--76 SC

Will Long, Gastonia, N.C. 38-38--76 SC

Alejandro Tosti, Argentina 42-35--77 NC

Broc Everett, West Des Moines, Iowa 38-39--77 NC

Bryan Shin, Republic of Korea 40-37--77 NC

Cameron Davis, Australia 40-37--77 SC

Carson Young, Pendleton, S.C. 40-37--77 NC

Chris Guglielmo, Cumming, Ga. 42-35--77 NC

Connor Campbell, Orange, Calif. 38-39--77 NC

Daniel Whelan, Coral Springs, Fla. 39-38--77 NC

David Kocher, Charlotte, N.C. 40-37--77 NC

Henry Smart, England 39-38--77 NC

Hide Yoshihara, Japan 39-38--77 NC

Joshua Baskins, Reno, Nev. 37-40--77 SC

Mark Cusic, California, Md. 38-39--77 NC

Paul Pastore, Greenwich, Conn. 38-39--77 NC

Roberto Lebrija, Mexico 40-37--77 SC

Sam Bernstein, New York, N.Y. 41-36--77 NC

Tyler Saunders, Canada 38-39--77 SC

Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. 38-39--77 NC

Zac Dittmer, Kansas City, Mo. 41-36--77 NC

Ashton Van Horne, Georgetown, Ky. 41-37--78 SC

Bill Carlson, Fargo, N.D. 37-41--78 NC

Braden Bailey, Groves, Texas 43-35--78 NC

Brian Scherer, Midland, Texas 39-39--78 SC

Christopher Kupniewski, Erie, Pa. 39-39--78 SC

Daniel De La Garza, Mexico 37-41--78 SC

David Weisfeld, New York, N.Y. 40-38--78 NC

Drew Lethem, Olathe, Kan. 39-39--78 SC

Ewen Ferguson, Scotland 38-40--78 SC

Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. 40-38--78 NC

Matthew Yun, Flushing, N.Y. 40-38--78 SC

Michael Tolladay, Fresno, Calif. 38-40--78 NC

Pep Angles, Spain 41-37--78 SC

Rigel Fernandes, Tampa, Fla. 41-37--78 NC

Ryggs Johnston, Libby, Mont. 39-39--78 NC

Stanhope Johnson Jr., Greensboro, N.C. 42-36--78 NC

Zach Gaugert, Waunakee, Wis. 39-39--78 SC

Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. 40-39--79 SC

Cole Miller, New Tripoli, Pa. 40-39--79 NC

Cristobal Del Solar, Tallahassee, Fla. 36-43--79 NC

Dave Szewczul, Farmington, Conn. 39-40--79 SC

Mack Foster, Knoxville, Ill. 38-41--79 SC

Marc Chandonnet, Lowell, Mass. 38-41--79 SC

McKinley Slade, Saunderstown, R.I. 38-41--79 NC

Michael Bernard, Huber Heights, Ohio 40-39--79 SC

Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas 39-40--79 NC

Tyler Lewis, Grand Blanc, Mich. 43-36--79 SC

Alec Bone, Phoenix, Ariz. 41-39--80 NC

Jordan Lewis, Marion, Ill. 39-41--80 SC

Josh Lorenzetti, Blythewood, S.C. 40-40--80 NC

Kyle Danford, Fort Collins, Colo. 39-41--80 SC

Patrick Tallent, Vienna, Va. 40-40--80 SC

Sean McGuire, Twinsburg, Ohio 43-37--80 NC

Troy Evans, Barre, Vt. 41-39--80 SC

Vinay Ramesh, Newtown, Pa. 43-37--80 SC

Ethan Farnam, Crystal Lake, Ill. 39-42--81 NC

Jack Wallace, Beverly, N.J. 41-40--81 SC

Nick Marsh, England 39-42--81 SC

Nick Paxson, Cincinnati, Ohio 39-42--81 NC

Shane Barnes, Bloomington, Minn. 39-42--81 NC

Alex Weiss, Pickerington, Ohio 42-40--82 NC

Will Echelmeier, Columbia, Mo. 42-41--83 NC

Ryan Prokay, Grove City, Pa. 44-40--84 NC

Doug Kleeschulte, Kingston, N.Y. 47-38--85 NC

Kyler Dunkle, Larkspur, Colo. 43-43--86 NC

Jordan Wetsch, St. Charles, Ill. 41-48--89 NC