Ziegler, Chung and Kemmer Advance to Match Play of U.S. Amateur

Aug. 25, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford golfers Steve Ziegler and David Chung along with recent graduate Dodge Kemmer have advanced to the match play portion of the 109th United States Amateur Golf Championships being contested at the famed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

All three golfers improved on their scores from the first day of stroke play competition to finish within the cut line, which was +8. Chung and Ziegler tied for 20th in the stroke play portion of the event with a 36-hole score of 145. After carding a 74 yesterday at Southern Hills, Chung shot a 1-under 71 today at the Cedar Ridge Golf Club to advance to match play. Ziegler shot a 2-over score of 72 today at Southern Hills after carding a 73 yesterday at Southern Hills.

Kemmer bounced back nicely after shooting a 76 on Monday at Cedar Ridge to card a 1-over 71 today at Southern Hills, coming in one stroke under the cut line.

Kemmer will take on Eric Steger of Noblesville, Ind. tomorrow at 8:50 am while Chung will follow his Stanford teammate in the 9:00 a.m. match, where he will meet Connor Arendell of Cape Coral, Fla. Ziegler is paired against Jackson Beindorf of Vero Beach, Fla. in a match that is scheduled to get underway at 11:30 a.m.

The winners of tomorrow's first round matches will advance to the second round on Thursday. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday, semifinals on Saturday while the 36-hole championship match is slated for Sunday.

Stanford golfers Joseph Bramlett (76-73-149) and Jordan Cox (77-76-153) along with incoming freshman Andrew Yun (75-75-150) failed to advance to match play.

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