Stanford duo advances in U.S. Amateur golf championships

Bramlett, Chung surivive to reach match play

Former Stanford teammates Joseph Bramlett and David Chung survived to play golf another day following the second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Championship being held at Chambers Bay Golf Club and the Home Course in University Place, Wash.

Both Bramlett and Chung advanced to match play following solid efforts on Tuesday.

Bramlett, who graduated this past spring, finished tied for seventh in the medalist competition with an even-par 143 on rounds of 72 and 71. Bramlett got off to a rough start by bogeying the first three holes before recording a double-bogey 5 on the 218-yard par-3 fourth. He bounced back with birdies at No. 5 and 8 for a 38 before picking up three birdies on holes No. 10 through 14. He added a birdie on the 400-yard par-4 17th to finish with a 33 on the back nine.

Bramlett will face Mike Miller of Brewster, N.Y. in his first round of match play.

Chung, a Cardinal junior, bounced back from Monday's 75 at the par-71 Chambers Bay to fire a 3-under 69 on the Home Course for a 36-hole total of 145, good for 13th. Chung next will square off against Mike McCoy of West Des Moines, Iowa.

Stanford's Steve Ziegler (78-73-151), Sihwan Kim (72-80-156), incoming freshman Cameron Wilson (72-87-159) and grad George Downing (85-75-160) failed to qualify for match play. The cut line was at 149. Also missing the cut was former Priory prep standout Sam Chavez, who shot 73-80.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports


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