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Tracy advances to match play at Western Am

Tracy advances to match play at Western Am

GLENCOE, Ill. – Junior Ethan Tracy remained near the top of the leaderboard at the Western Amateur on Thursday with a third-round score of 70, one-under par to place himself in 10th overall and advance to Friday’s match play round.

Senior Jamie Marshall, who also made the cut of 44 players to advance to action on Thursday, shot 76 to finish his participation in the tournament at 207 and tied for 45th overall.

"Ethan continues to play great rounds," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "I am very proud of the way he has picked up his game this summer. He is playing at an unbelievable pace, one that I have not seen in many years."

Tracy’s third round did not start well as the Hilliard, Ohio, native bogeyed the second hole and stood at one over entering the par three fifth. He then produced back-to-back-to-back birdies on par three, four and five holes to move to two-under par where he would stay for the front nine. On the back side of the course, Tracy bogeyed No. 11, but moved back to two-under par with a birdie on the par five 13th and finished his round with a bogey on 18.

Tracy’s opponent for Friday’s match play round had not been determined at the time of this release.

Marshall’s day was not what the senior hoped for, especially after a birdie on his second hole. A bogey three holes later moved him to even par but a triple bogey on the 17th hole, his seventh of the day hurt and despite a round with 13 holes of par, Marshall ended the competition with a five-over par, 76.

Sports Category : Golf (M)