In the first round of match play Wednesday, Tim Fisher, 29, of Statts Mills, W. Va., failed to appear for his 1:30 p.m. match against Josh Brock, 21, of Wilmington, N.C.
Under Rule 6-3a, the player must start at the time established by the Committee.
For the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, the USGA uses the Note to the Rule that allows for loss of the first hole if the player does not start at the established time, but arrives, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time. After an additional five minutes elapsed and Fisher still had not appeared, he was assessed a penalty of disqualification and Josh Brock was declared the winner of the match.
Brock will face Josh Anderson, 21, of Murrieta, Calif., in the second round of match play on Thursday.