Here’s a compilation of tidbits from the 32 pairings in the first round of match play:
…David Ujihara, 56, of Brea, Calif., is the oldest remaining player … Rick Cloninger, 53, of Fort Mill, S.C., and Tim Jackson, 51, of Germantown, Tenn., also advanced.
…Anthony Barrera, 26, of San Jose, Calif., is the youngest remaining player.
…Of the remaining players, six are in their 20s, 12 are in their 30s, 11 are in their 40s and three are in their 50s.
…California and North Carolina each have four players in the final 32.
…Nathan Smith, defending champion, will be looking for his eighth consecutive victory in match play after going 6-0 in 2009.
…Four USGA champions remain – Smith (2003 and 2009 Mid-Am); Jackson (1994 and 2001 Mid-Am); Kevin Marsh (2005 Mid-Am); Tim Hogarth (1996 Amateur Public Links). The 2002 Mid-Am winner, George Zahringer, lost in 19 holes.
…Six Mid-Amateur quarterfinalists from 2009 advanced to match play; only two won (Smith and Todd Burgan).
…Only one of the five players who made it through this morning's playoff won - Tim Mickelson, who beat Mike McCoy, 2 and 1.
…Two golfers with Long Island ties face each other in the second round: Joe Saladino, 30, of Huntington, N.Y. vs. R.J. Nakashian, 43, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., who grew up in Locust Valley, N.Y.
…Four of 32 matches went to extra holes; Saladino defeated Raymond Floyd of Old Greenwich, Conn., in 20 holes, the longest match of the day.
…Bill Jeremiah, 42, of West Grove, Pa., played the fewest holes (13) in a 6-and-5 win over Nolan Mills of Charlotte, N.C.
… Ben Hayes of Scottsdale, Ariz., defeated Robert Gerwin, in 19 holes, on the eve of his 28th birthday.