Saturday, August 22, 2015

 DeChambeau v Bard for US amateur title

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois – Southern Methodist University rising senior Bryson DeChambeau, the 2015 NCAA champion, will meet Derek Bard, a University of Virginia third-year junior in the 36-hole final match of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club.
DeChambeau, 21, of Clovis, Calif., a 2015 United States Walker Cup Team selection for next month's match in England, defeated Sean Crocker, a University of Southern California sophomore, 4 and 3, in Saturday’s semi-finals.
“To be here with the best players in the world that have played here and won here, is pretty incredible: Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and a couple others, it's incredible,” said DeChambeau.
Bard, 20, of New Hartford, N.Y., beat Kenta Konishi, a Japanese national team member, 3 and 2, in the other semi-final.
The finalists receive exemptions into the 2016 U.S. Open, three years of exemptions into the U.S. Amateur and a likely invitation to the 2016 Masters Tournament. The champion also receives an exemption into the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon.



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