Uihlein 2 up after 18 holes of U.S. Am final
U.S. Amateur (Championship match)
Peter Uihlein beat David Chung, 4 and 2, to win the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Peter Uihlein chipped in for eagle on the 18th hole to take a 2-up lead over David Chung at the 110th U.S. Amateur – on his 21st birthday, no less.
With 18 holes left to play in the 36-hole final match, Uihlein, a junior at Oklahoma State, capped a solid performance at Chambers Bay with a chip-in from just off the 18th green, and will head into the afternoon session with the lead.
Uihlein led by as many as 3 holes on the back nine, but Chung won Nos. 11 and 17 with birdies to cut the deficit. At the 18th, a 605-yard par 5 off the shores of Puget Sound, Uihlein hit 3-iron to the left part of the green. He bumped his chip onto the putting surface and it trickled into the cup.
Uihlein, No. 2 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings, built a 3-up lead with consecutive wins on Nos. 3-5.
Chung, a Stanford junior who earlier this summer won the Porter Cup and Western Amateur in consecutive starts, missed five putts inside 10 feet in his opening 12 holes.
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