The 118th U.S. Amateur got underway after a 24-for-1 playoff (Ryan Lavner reports) Wednesday morning at Pebble Beach.
Brentley Romine of Golfweek on the top three players losing in round one.
Cole Hammer continued his great play, surviving a round one match by chipping in for eagle at the 18th, beating Alvaro Ortiz. The Western Amateur champion's highlights:
Zhen Kai Bai aced the 7th hole and his mom caught it on her cell phone!
Pepperdine's Clay Feagler holed out at 15 en route to a Round of 64 win.
Stewart Hagestad finally made it to match play in the U.S. Amateur, defeating the dapper Harry Hall of England and his strong fisherman's hat. My story for Golfweek.
Thursday's round of 32 tee times and other info.