Fitzpatrick's Short Game Carries Him To Final Match With Goss

Ryan Herrington with a nice account of Saturday's U.S. Amateur semi-final matches won by Matthew Fitzpatrick and Oliver Goss.

The good news for Goss, a 19-year-old who'll start his sophomore season at Tennessee this fall? It would seem hard for Fitzpatrick to repeat his stellar performance around on the greens for a second straight day. On the 12 holes Fitzpatrick failed to hit in regulation, he still made eight pars in addition to chipping in for a birdie that helped swing the momentum in his favor.

"I think my short game was probably the best of my life I think," said the young man who claimed low amateur honors at last month's British Open. "Sort of every chip and putt I looked at was close."

The two finalists, headed to the U.S. Open and most likely a Masters invite for both, later convened at Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox-Yankees game according to this Golf Channel gallery.