Temple's Matt Teesdale advances to match play at U.S. Amateur

Posted: August 14, 2014

Temple senior Matt Teesdale shot a 69 Tuesday in the second round of the U.S. Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., to finish at even-par 143 for the two days and advance to the match-play round.

His Owls teammate, junior Brandon Matthews, who was a quarterfinalist in the 2013 U.S. Amateur, missed the cut by 1 stroke. Matthews shot a 2-over 73 to finish 3-over par for the opening two rounds.

"It feels really good," Teesdale said about advancing to match play. "I'm just glad I had the opportunity to qualify and compete with the best amateurs in the world and to make the cut shows I can play with the best of them."

Teesdale, a native of Horsham, birdied the 12th hole and the sixth hole at the Atlanta Athletic Club's 7,381-yard Riverside Course. He parred the other 16 holes to finish in a tie for 32d overall.

Matthews recorded four birdies, but he also had four bogeys and one double-bogey, that coming on his 13th hole of the day (4th hole), which derailed his effort.

Other area golfers did not make the cut.

Bensalem's Chris Crawford carded a second-round 76 to end at 6 over and Lancaster's J.D. Dornes shot a 73 to finish at 4 over.

John Sawin, a former Haverford resident now living in San Francisco, and David Denlinger of Lancaster both shot 73 to finish 10 over.

Teesdale and Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia will tee off at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in match play.

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