Press Release University of Arkansas:
Needing a solid round to advanceinto the match play field of 64 at the 113th U.S. AmateurChampionship, University of Arkansas senior Sebastian Cappelen put together athree-under par 67 to finish off stroke play in a tie for 17th placeout of the field of 312 players on Tuesday.
One of just 19 players to finishthe two rounds of stroke play at even-par or lower, Cappelen's two-day73-67(-3)/140(E) earned him the No. 18 seed in the 64-player match playtournament that begins on Wednesday. Cappelen will take on No. 47 seed StevenZychowski of Mendham, N.J., who shot a two-round 70(E)-73/143. The match isslated to tee off at 8:40 a.m. CT.
Live stats and updates of thematch are available at www.USGA.org or byfollowing @RazorbackMGolf on twitter. Each round of match play will held at TheCountry Club in Brookline, Mass., which is sporting a 7,310-yard layout as apar 70 this week.
With 17 players still vying forthe final 15 seeds, the full 64-player field and seeds won't be determineduntil Wednesday morning when play resumes at 6 a.m. Once the final 15 spots arefilled, the rest of the first round of matches will begin immediately. The GolfChannel will televise part of Wednesday's first round matches from 2-4 p.m.
No stranger to match play thissummer, Cappelen is just 10 days removed from a run at the 111thWestern Amateur Championship at the Alotian Club outside of Little Rock wherehe earned the No. 10 seed following stroke play and went on to defeat the No. 7and No. 2 seeded players en route to the semifinals. Cappelen also representedTeam Europe in the Palmer Cup in June for the third straight year. He has anall-time singles record of 3-2-1 at the Palmer Cup.
Cappelen's second round 67 cameat the Charles River Country Club and was the sixth-best round of the dayturned in by the field of 312, as he started the morning in a tie for 86thplace. One day after shooting a respectable 73 at The Country Club, Cappelenplayed his first 12 holes bogey-free at four-under before finishing up with the67. Over the 36 holes of stroke play, he made five birdies and 27 pars.Cappelen has just one bogey over his last 20 holes.
Sophomore Taylor Moore alsorepresented the Razorbacks at the U.S. Amateur the last two days, but failed toadvance to match play after rounds of 78 and 79. Moore, the reigning Co-SECFreshman of the Year, was also coming off a successful performance at theWestern Amateur where he advanced to the 16-player stroke play portion.
The U.S. Amateur is the oldestchampionship in the country, one day older than the U.S. Open. Past winners ofthe U.S. Amateur Championship include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, PhilMickelson and Tiger Woods. This year's championship marks the sixth time theU.S. Amateur has been held at The Country Club and the first time it has everbeen played at anything other than a par 71.
Each day of match play will betelevised with the Golf Channel showing first, second, third and quarterfinalmatches on Wednesday-Friday. Saturday's semifinal matches and Sunday's 36-holeChampionship will be shown on NBC from 3-5 p.m. CT.
113th U.S. AmateurMatch Play Schedule
Wednesday – Round of 64
Thursday – Round of 32 and Roundof 16
Friday – Quarterfinals
Saturday – Semifinals
Sunday – Championship Match (36Holes)