McCoy, a second-team
All-American playing in his third U.S. Amateur, who resides about 65 miles from
Atlanta Athletic Club, recorded six birdies, one double bogey and one bogey for
be any happier,” said McCoy of sharing the medal. “Well, I guess I could be.
I'd like to be holding the trophy at the end of the week but that being said,
it is a long week. It's great to be a high seed going into the weekend, but you
know, main goal is still in check. I am still trying to get that trophy.”
Moore, a Ping
second-team all-region selection in 2014, carded five birdies and three bogeys
in his second round.
pretty cool and it shows that I played well for two days and had a lot of
chances for birdies,” said Moore of earning the qualifying medal. “It ranks up
there pretty high – maybe number one."
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McCoy, the 2012 Georgia
High School Player of the Year at Habersham Central who is playing in his first
U.S. Amateur, was buoyed by local support.
awesome,” he said. “I got so many ‘Go Dawgs’ out there on the golf course today
it was unbelievable. I didn't hear any ‘Go Jackets’ from anybody, so that was
good. It's awesome to be so close to home, and I've got plenty of friends and
family out here to support me this week.”
was the SEC co-freshman of the year and advanced to match play at the Western
Amateur in 2013, viewed his position matter of factly.
tried to treat stroke play as a tournament within a tournament and still
compete and stay aggressive today, which I did, but I wasn't as sharp (as
Monday),” said Moore. “I just kind of used it as a practice round for match
play, in a way, getting another look at the course, but still hitting shots and
trying to make putts and figuring out the greens. I think I did a good job of
The 2014 U.S. Amateur
Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of
match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on
The U.S. Amateur is one
of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf
Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
match-play opponents will be determined in a 17-man playoff for four berths,
which begins Wednesday at 8 a.m. on the first hole of the companion Riverside
Course. The cut for the playoff came at 2-over-par 145, and the players include
four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion and three-time USA Walker Cup Team player
and Moore were five players at 5-under-par 138: Kennesaw (Ga.) State senior
Jimmy Beck, 21, of
Columbus, Ga., a co-leader after the first round; Sam Burns, 18, of Shreveport,
La., who shot the day’s low round of 66 on the Riverside; 2014 U.S. Junior
Amateur champion Will Zalatoris, 17, of Plano, Texas; 2014 British Open
competitor and 2012 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist Cheng-Tsung Pan, 22, of
Chinese Taipei and Jonathan Garrick, 20, of Atherton, Calif.
Also advancing to match
play were 2013 U.S. Amateur semifinalist Corey Conners of Canada and three other
USGA champions: Byron Meth (2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links), Jordan Niebrugge
(2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links), and Scottie Scheffler (2013 U.S. Junior
Mike McCoy, the 2013
U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.
In addition to Lee McCoy
and Beck, four other players from Georgia advanced to match play: Georgia Tech
All-American Ollie Schniederjans of Powder Springs, who holds the No.1 world
ranking, fellow Yellow Jacket Seth Reeves of Sewanee, Chris Waters of Atlanta and
Mookie DeMoss of Duluth.