US Amateur: Hume exits Oakland Hills in round one

US Amateur: Hume exits Oakland Hills in round one
 Flags blow in the wind during the first round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Flags blow in the wind during the first round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Naas' Jack Hume fell at the first hurdle in the US Amateur Championship as two late bogeys proved costly at Oakland Hills.

The world amateur No 5 lost 1 up to American Bryson Nimmer, who advances to the last 32.

The first five holes were halved in par before Hume birdied the 217-yard sixth to go one up.

After halving the next four holes, Nimmer then won the 11th and 12th in birdie to go 1 up.

Hume won the 13th in par and the 15th in birdie to be one up again with three holes to play. But he bogeyed the 16th and 17th to find himself one down playing the last and couldn't recover. 

Leading qualifier Alex Smalley defeated fellow North Carolinian and 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Scott Harvey, 2 and 1, in the first round.

Among the high-seed winners were No. 2 Dawson Armstrong, of Brentwood, Tenn., and No. 5 Davis Riley, 19, of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Armstrong, the 2015 Western Amateur champion, edged Bradley Moore, of England, 1 up; and Riley, a two-time U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up, outlasted Matthew Wolf, of Agoura Hills, Calif., in 19 holes.

Winners from the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ included Sam Horsfield, of England (No.2); Scott Gregory, of England (No.6); Curtis Luck, of Australia (No.7); and Joaquin Niemann of Chile (No.10).  Matthias Schwab, of Austria (No.3), was also eliminated.

The 23-man playoff for the final eight berths in match play was completed in 4 hours, 5 minutes over seven holes on the North Course. Among those eliminated were Maverick McNealy, No.1 in the WAGR, and 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Sammy Schmitz.

Blair Hamilton, of Canada, recorded the 22nd hole-in-one since 1993 with an 8-iron on the 156-yard, par-3 ninth hole.

The first round of match play was suspended at 3:43 p.m. and resumed at 5:40 p.m. for a delay of 1 hour, 7 minutes.

The South Course plays to a par of 35-35-70 and 7,334 yards.

The 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play, followed by six rounds of match play, concluding with Sunday’s 36-hole championship.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Results from Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at the 7,334-yard, par 70 Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course). 

Round of 64

(Upper Bracket)

  1. Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C. (133) def. Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. (142), 2 and 1
  2. Dylan Meyer, Evansville, Ind. (140) def. Connor Syme, Scotland (140), 2 up
  3. Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. (141) def. Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas (138), 2 up
  4. Sam Horsfield, England (138) def. Hugo Bernard, Canada (141), 3 and 1
  5. KK Limbhasut, Thailand (137) def. Franklin Huang, Poway, Calif. (142), 1 up
  6. Cristobal Del Solar, Chile (140) def. Matt Oshrine, Baltimore, Md. (139), 4 and 2
  7. Scott Gregory, England (137) def. Raymond Knoll, Naperville, Ill. (141), 7 and 5
  8. Nick Carlson, Hamilton, Mich. (141) def. Zach Foushee, Eugene, Ore. (139), 2 and 1
  9. Sahith Thageela, Chino Hills, Calif. (142) def. Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (136), 1 up
  10. Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (139) def. Santiago Gomez, Colombia (140), 3 and 1
  11. Zachary Bauchou, Lynchburg, Va. (138) def. Blake Barens, Santa Barbara, Calif. (141), 4 and 2
  12. Joaquin Niemann, Chile (139) def. Ben Davis, Las Vegas, Nev. (141), 5 and 3
  13. Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (136) def. Matthew Wolf, Agoura Hills, Calif. (142), 19 holes
  14. Curtis Luck, Australia (139) def. Andrew Huseman, Ankeny, Iowa (140), 4 and 3
  15. Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C. (138) def. Hunter Shattuck, Jacksonville, Texas (141) 1 up
  16. Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (141) def. Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (139), 3 and 2

(Lower Bracket)

  1. Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (134) vs. Bradley Moore, England (142), 1 up
  2. Jonah Texeira, Porter Ranch, Calif. (140) def.  Colton Yates, Scottsdale, Ariz. (140), 2 and 1
  3. Kyler Dunkle, Denver, Colo. (141) def. Brandon Kida, Layton, Utah (138), 1 up
  4. Garrett Rank, Canada (141) def. Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (138), 1 up
  5. Wyndham Clark, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (137) def. William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (142), 3 and 2
  6. Jimmy Stanger, Tampa, Fla. (139) def. Robin Petersson, Sweden (140), 4 and 2
  7. Luis Gagne, Orlando, Fla. (137) def. Paul Pastore, Greenwich, Conn. (141), 5 and 3
  8. Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, S.C. (139) def. Jack Hume, Republic of Ireland (141), 1 up
  9. David Boote, Wales (142) def. Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. (134), 3 and 2
  10. Ben Schlottman, Winston Salem, N.C. (140) def. Mario Galiano, Spain (140), 1 up
  11. Collin Morikawa, La Canada, Calif. (138) def. Austin James, Canada (141), 2 and 1
  12. Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (139) def. Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. (141), 2 and 1
  13. Blair Hamilton, Canada (142) def. John Oda, Honolulu, Hawaii (137), 4 and 2
  14. Brad Dalke, Norman, Okla. (140) def. William Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (139), 1 up
  15. Brandon Pierce, Covington, La. (141) def. Matthias Schwab, Austria (138), 1 up
  16. Bryan Baumgarten, Granite Bay, Calif. (139) def. Harrison Shih, Bluffton, S.C. (141), 2 and 1

2016 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at the 7,334-yard, par 70 Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course). All times EDT.

Round of 32

Upper Bracket

  1. 7:40 a.m. - Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C. (133) vs. Dylan Meyer, Evansville, Ind. (140)
  2. 7:50 a.m. - Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. (141) vs. Sam Horsfield, England (138)
  3. 8 a.m. - KK Limbhasut, Thailand (137) vs. Cristobal Del Solar, Chile (140)
  4. 8:10 a.m. - Scott Gregory, England (137) vs. Nick Carlson, Hamilton, Mich. (141)
  5. 8:20 a.m. - Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. (142) vs. Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (139)
  6. 8:30 a.m. - Zachary Bauchou, Lynchburg, Va. (138) vs. Joaquin Niemann, Chile (139)
  7. 8:40 a.m. - Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (136) vs. Curtis Luck, Australia (139)
  8. 8:50 a.m. - Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C. (138) vs. Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (141)

Lower bracket

  1. 9 a.m. - Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (134) vs. Jonah Texeira, Porter Ranch, Calif. (140)
  2. 9:10 a.m. - Kyler Dunkle, Denver, Colo. (141) vs. Garrett Rank, Canada (141)
  3. 9:20 a.m. - Wyndham Clark, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (137) vs. Jimmy Stanger, Tampa, Fla. (139)
  4. 9:30 a.m. - Luis Gagne, Orlando, Fla. (137) vs. Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, S.C. (139)
  5. 9:40 a.m. - David Boote, Wales (142) vs. Ben Schlottman, Winston Salem, N.C. (140)
  6. 9:50 a.m. - Collin Morikawa, La Canada, Calif. (138) vs. Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (139)
  7. 10 a.m. - Blair Hamilton, Canada (142) vs. Brad Dalke, Norman, Okla. (140)
  8. 10:10 a.m. - Brandon Pierce, Covington, La. (141) vs. Bryan Baumgarten, Granite Bay, Calif. (139)