CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taiwan shot a 5-under 65 Tuesday to put himself in position for a top seed in match play at the U.S. Amateur championship at Cherry Hills.
Pan, who plays at the University of Washington, finished two days of stroke play qualifying over the CommonGround and Cherry Hill courses at 7 under. That tied him with first-round leader Bobby Wyatt, who teed off later Tuesday to begin his second and final qualifying round.
The preliminary rounds whittle the field of 312 golfers to 64 for match play, which commences Wednesday on the 7,409-yard, par-71 course at Cherry Hills Country Club. Any ties at the end of qualifying will be resolved in a playoff.
Pan began the day tied for 19th after a 69 at Cherry Hills on the first day of qualifying. He moved up 18 spots with his standout performance at the companion course at CommonGround.