Prugh Advances to Third Round of Match Play at U.S. Amateur

Aug. 24, 2006

Chaska, Minn. - Washington senior Alex Prugh was among the 16 players who advanced to the third round of match play at the 2006 U.S. Amateur Thursday at stormy Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

The Spokane, Wash. native defeated Towson's Jeffrey Castle in 22 holes. Prugh was one up from the ninth through the 16th hole, and then the pair was all square through the next five holes. A birdie for Prugh on the 22nd hole of the match secured the third round berth.

Second round play was suspended at 8:18 a.m. because of dangerous weather in the area. Play was resumed at 12:42 p.m. after a delay of four hours and 24 minutes. Because of the lengthy suspension Thursday, the schedule was amended and the third and quarterfinal round matches will be played Friday beginning at 8 a.m. CDT.

Seventh-seeded Prugh will face 23rd-seeded Mark Strickland, a sporting-goods store owner from Woodstock, Ga., who is the oldest player in the tournament at age 37. The pair tee off on Fri., Aug. 25 at 8:50 a.m CDT.

The U.S. Amateur will have 10 hours of national coverage on The Golf Channel and NBC over the last five days of the Championship.

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First Round Matches - Wed. (Aug. 23), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)
Third Round Matches - Thurs. (Aug. 24), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)
Quarterfinal Matches - Fri. (Aug. 25), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)

Semifinal Matches - Sat. (Aug. 26), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)
Championship Match - Sun. (Aug. 27), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)

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