Aug 13, 2013
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Ole Miss sophomore Blake Morris fired a 1-under par 69 in the second round of the 113th U.S. Amateur Championships on Tuesday to advance to match play beginning tomorrow.
The Waterbury, Conn., native carded three birdies at Nos. 3, 15 and 18 at the Brookline Country Club to finish the two-round stroke play tied for 27th at 2-over par. The top 64 players advance to match play and Morris will face Cory McElyea, of Santa Cruz, Calif., in tomorrow’s opening round. Six rounds of match play culminate in a 32-hole championship match on Aug. 18.
This is the second-straight year Morris has qualified for the nation's top amateur tournament. He just missed the cut last year after carding back-to-back rounds of 72 at the Cherry Hills Village Country Club near Denver, Colo.
Sponsored by the U.S. Golf Association, the 113th U.S. Amateur teed off on Monday at the Brookline Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The 7,310 yard, par-70 course has hosted numerous prestigious events over the years including the 1999 Ryder Cup and 1913 U.S. Open.