Aug. 15, 2012
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - After finishing in the top-20 after stroke play ended, incoming SMU freshman Bryson Dechambeau looked to make an impact in the lower bracket of the match-play playoff portion of the U.S. Amateur Championships at Cherry Hills C.C.
Dechambeau finished the two rounds of stroke play tied for 19th at 1-under (67-73). He advanced to take on Fort Worth-native Andrew Presley, who plays collegiately at LSU.
Dechambeau held a two-hole lead on two separate occasions during the 18-hole head-to-head match. Presley caught up and tied Dechambeau on the 17th hole, and the match eventually went to an extra 19th hole, where Presley birdied to advance to tomorrow.
SMU was represented well at the U.S. Amateur, but only Dechambeau advanced past stroke play. Matt Schovee finished at 5-over (73-73), Sam Fidone shot 11-over (73-79) and Max Buckley had a strong day one, but struggled on day two to finish at 12-over (68-85).