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Nevada's Brendan MacDougall, Sam Meek advance to round of 32 at U.S. Amateur

Sam Meek
Sam Meek and{ }Brendan MacDougall have advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur. (Byrne Photo/Nevada athletics)

Nevada's Brendan MacDougall and Sam Meek have advanced to the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball round of 32.

The Wolf Pack seniors finished tied for third in the two-day stroke play section of the tournament, which included 129 teams of two. The top 32 teams advanced to the match play section of the tournament, which begins Monday at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

MacDougall and Meek, who are both from Canada, finished third in the two-round stroke play. They shot a 62 in the first round, tied for the top score of the day. They followed that with a 67 in day two, firing a two-day 14 under. High school All-Americans, Kelly Chinn David Ford, finished first at 16 under.

Two other Reno natives, Connor Motherway (playing in college for Nevada) and Scott Rescigno (playing for New Mexico State), finished at 7 under, one stroke out of a playoff for the final spot in the round of 32. MacDougall and Meek, the No. 3 seed in the round of 32, will play a to-be-determined pairing after Monday morning's playoff as 11 teams are tied for the final five spots in the 32-team field.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals will be contested Tuesday with the semifinals and 18-hole championship match set Wednesday.

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