Robb Advances To British Amateur Round of 16

Thursday, June 19, 2014

 Chris Robb claimed a 3&2 win today to carry the Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf banner into the Round of 16 at the 119th British Amateur at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Robb beat an Italian junior, while Mocs teammate Liam Johnston lost 2&1 to an Irish one.

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Robb never trailed in his matched. He won the first hole with a par before his opponent evened it with a birdie on the par 5 second hole. It was all square through eight when Robb won three of four holes to take a 3up lead with six to play. The duo halved the next four for a 3&2 decision and early date tomorrow with a fellow Scot.

Johnston’s match was a rollercoaster ride. He was down two holes after losses on four and five before winning three of five holes to square the match with a bogey on 10. He lost the 11th hole with a bogey four, but tied it again with a par on 13. His opponent went up one with a par on 15 and captured the 2&1 win with a birdie on 17.


Zac Stolz is tied for 25th after a 2-under 70 today at the 42nd Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. His is even-par (144) through 36 holes with two more rounds to play.


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