CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - College of Charleston sophomore Zach Munroe advanced to the round of 16 with a 2&1 victory over Todd White Thursday afternoon.
Munroe was either all square or one down until the par-3 15th hole where he pared the hole and White made bogey. Munroe maintained his lead on the 16th hole and then went two up on the par-5 17th hole as he birdied the hole and White made bogey, which ended the match.
Munroe will play Chattanooga senior Steven Fox in the Round of 16, which will begin at 3:55 ET.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - College of Charleston men's golfer Zach Munroe (Charlotte, N.C.) needed 19 holes as he persevered and defeated Michael Schoolcraft to advance to the round of 32 in the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club.
Munroe got off to a quick start with two birdies on his five holes to build a two shot lead. Schoolcraft came back and birdied holes seven and nine and by the 13th hole was two up for the match.
Munroe kept fighting and narrowed the lead to one with a par on the 521-yard par four 14th hole. Schoolcraft was still one up going into the 17th hole and Munroe birdied it to get the match to all square going into the 18th hole.
Both players bogeyed the 18th hole so it went to sudden death format and Munroe won the 19th hole as he bogeyed it and Schoolcraft double-bogeyed the par-four first hole of the course.
"I'm really proud of Zach and congratulate him on a great match," CofC head coach Mark McEntire said. "I want guys on my team that are going to fight and that is what Zach did and it paid off for him."
Munroe will play Todd White tomorrow in the round of 32. White, a 43-year old native of Spartanburg, S.C., was a four-time All-Southern Conference selection at Furman and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
College of Charleston sophomore Zach Munroe shot a 1-under 69 to finish tied for 13th in the stroke play portion of the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship Tuesday at Cherry Hills Country Club.
The top 64 golfers out of the original field of the top 311 amateurs in the world will begin play today in the match play portion of the tournament, much like the NCAA basketball tournament in terms of seeding.
Munroe played a consistent 36 holes of stroke play as he carded eight birdies, 22 pars and six bogeys. Munroe will tee off at 9:50 a.m. against Michael Schoolcraft from Englewood, Colo.
Also competing in the tournament for the Cougars was junior Alex Ellis, who shot a second round 6-over 77.
"Zach has played some really good golf these last two days," CofC head coach Mark McEntire said. "He is right up there with the top amateur players in the world and I look forward to seeing what he can do in match play."