BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Jim Liu is the youngest player left in the U.S. Junior field, but the 13-year-old – who turns 14 on August 9 – isn’t playing to his age.
Liu dispatched Anthony Alex in the first round of match play and then did away with highly-touted, 11th-ranked Patrick Cantlay in the round of 32.
In the round of 16, Liu will face Nicholas Reach, who at No. 135 in Golfweek’s rankings is making an unexpected run of his own.
Liu, who is ranked 41st, is the 2009 IJGT Player of the Year.