JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (SMU) - SMU golfer Bryson Dechambeau advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Championship by defeating Victor Perez of New Mexico on Wednesday. Dechambeau will face Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington in the round of 32 tomorrow morning.
Dechambeau has advanced to match play at the last four U.S. Amateurs. The junior-to-be held a four-hole lead at one point over Perez after winning three straight holes on the front nine. Perez would win the next two to cut Dechambeau's deficit in half to start the back nine, but would get no closer the rest of the way.
Pan, who is entering his senior season at Washington, is currently ranked 33rd in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings. Dechambeau is ranked 11th.
Dechambeau and Pan will tee off at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow morning. Delayed television coverage of the round of 32 and the round of 16 will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT on Golf Channel.
Since 1998, three Mustangs have won the U.S. Amateur – Kelly Kraft (2011), Colt Knost (2007) and Hank Kuehne (1998) – more than any other collegiate golf program in the nation. Four Mustangs competed last season, with Dechambeau reaching the second round of match play after tying for sixth out of 312 entrants during the stroke play portion of the tournament.