Central High School Grad Dylan Meyer Advances to U.S. Amateur Quarterfinal
It took 19 holes to make it happen, but Evansville native, and Central High School graduate, Dylan Meyer advanced to Friday's quarterfinals of the USGA's U.S. Amateur tournament with a one stroke win over Florida's Sam Horsfield.
The two went into the par 4 - 17th with Meyer holding a one shot lead. However a bogey by Dylan allowed Horsfield to tie things up going into the final hole which they each parred to force the playoff.
Re-playing Hole One, Horsfield's errant approach shot in the rough to the right of the green left him in a tough spot to match Meyer's par. After a solid recovery, Horsfield missed his five foot par putt that would have continued the playoff giving Meyer the win.
The 21-year-old Meyer, currently a Junior at the University of Illinois, defeated the number one seed Alex Smalley earlier in the day Thursday to advance to match with Horsfield.
He'll face Nick Carlson from the University of Michigan on Friday for the chance to advance to the semifinal on Saturday. The pair are scheduled to tee off at 12:30 p.m. Central Time.
The winner of the tournament gets an automatic berth in the 2017 Masters.
Best of luck Dylan!