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Landry falls in Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Landry falls in Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback golfer Andrew Landry lost to Morgan Hoffmann, 2 & 1, in the round of 16 at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, N.C. Hoffmann, the second-ranked junior player in the country, posted a par on the 17th hole for the win.

Landry and Hoffmann finished the first three holes of play all square before the Arkansas senior birdied No. 4. The PING honorable mention All-American maintained the advantage for three holes before Hoffmann evened the match with a birdie on the seventh. Hoffmann’s lead ballooned to 3-up on two occasions. Landry picked up a stroke on No. 16 when Hoffmann posted a bogey on the hole, but never got any closer.

In the first round of the match-play event, Landry defeated Scott Langley, 2 & 1. He never trailed in the match and built a lead as much as 4-up through the 12th hole. He clinched the win with a par on No. 17.

In the next round, Landry beat the University of Florida’s Billy Horschel, 5 & 3. The two were all square through two holes before Landry took control and sealed the victory with a birdie on the 15th hole to advance to the round of 16.

Arkansas opens its season Sept. 6-7 at the Maryland Collegiate Invitational in Cambridge, Md. For continued coverage of Razorback golf, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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