JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- South Korea's Gunn Yang advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals Thursday, birdieing the final three holes to beat top-ranked Ollie Schniederjans 1 up at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Yang, a San Diego State sophomore, advances to Friday's final eight matches. Also advancing were Cameron Young (Scarborough, N.Y.), 36-year-old financial adviser Nathan Smith (Pittsburgh), Frederick Wedel (Woodlands, Texas), Corey Conner (Canada), Zachary Olsen (Cordova, Tenn.), Roman Robledo (Harlingen, Texas), and Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.).
In the Wednesday's Round of 64, University of Texas freshman Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights lost 2&1 to Oregon junior Brandon McIver. Two other UT teammates, freshmen Scottie Scheffler and Taylor Funk, also dropped their matches, along with UT sophomore Beau Hossler. Ghim, who tied for 32nd in the opening two rounds, was 1 up after 13 holes but the lost holes 14 and 15 before falling on the 17th.
Auburn senior Dan Stringfellow of Roselle also lost 2&1 in the Round of 64 to Alabama sophomore Robby Shelton, the second-ranked amateur in the world. Two other golfers from the suburbs, Ohio State junior Tee-K Kelly of Wheaton and Illini freshman Nick Hardy of Northbrook, missed the qualifying cut for the Round of 64.