High School Sports

Hansen misses match play cut by one stroke at U.S. Amateur

Morro Bay High graduate and UC Davis golfer Matt Hansen failed to advance Tuesday to the match play round at the U.S. Amateur championship in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

Hansen, who will be a junior at UC Davis, missed moving on to today’s next round by one shot after a two-day total of 144. On Monday, he shot a 4-over 75 on the Cherry Hills Country Club Course and then came back with a 1-under 69 Tuesday on the Commonground Golf Course.

This was the fourth straight year Hansen advanced to the U.S. Amateur.

Bobby Wyatt finished at the top in qualifying and his hope is he’s just getting started.

Wyatt, a junior at Alabama, shot a 2-under 68 at CommonGround golf course for a two-day qualifying score of 9-under 132 to snag the top seed heading into match play. He also tied the 36-hole tournament record for stroke play, accomplished previously in 2011 by Gregor Main and in 1994 by Hank Kim.

“It’s very humbling to have part of that record,” said Wyatt, who finished two strokes in front of second-place qualifiers Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taiwan and Jeff Osberg of West Chester, Pa.