Taylor Advances To U.S. Amateur Quarterfinals

Aug. 23, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Washington sophomore golfer Nick Taylor picked up a pair of match-play victories, including knocking off reigning NCAA champion Jamie Lovemark in the third round, to advance to the quarterfinals of the 107th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at the Olympic Club, Thursday.

Taylor, a native of Abbotsford, B.C., defeated USC sophomore Lovemark, 3 and 2, in the afternoon third round. In addition to winning the 2007 NCAA title, Lovemark was also the NCAA Player of the Year and the Pac-10 champion as a freshman last season.

Taylor won his second-round match in the morning over Kyle Ellis from Ole Miss, 5 and 4. The Husky sophomore will face SMU's Colt Knost in the quarterfinals Friday. Semifinal action will take place Saturday with the 36-hole final on Sunday.

Taylor is in the hunt for his second straight tournament title of the summer, having won the 2007 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship just last week.

The winner of the 2007 U.S. Men's Amateur receives a berth in the 2008 U.S. Open and British Open, and a likely invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament.

Fans can follow all the action at the 107th U.S. Amateur Championship at www.usamateur.org.

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