Here's some tidbits from the first round of match play at the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Twelve of the 32 matches went to the 18th hole or beyond. Four of those matches went extra holes, including a 23-hole marathon between Wesley Gosselin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Andy Shim of Duluth, Ga. Gosselin prevailed.
For those who follow seeding, 13 of the top 16 seeds advanced, including medalist Beau Hossler and No. 2 seed Will Starke, who needed 19 holes to eliminate Brian Bullington. Bullington had to play two playoff holes late Tuesday just to make the draw.
The three seeds to fall were No. 13 Cameron Smith of Australia, No. 15 Matthew Nesmith and No. 10 Grant Daugherty. Wilson Bateman of Canada defeated Smith (3 and 2), Aaron Kunitomo of Lahaina, Hawaii beat Nesmith (2 and 1) and Andy Olsen of San Antonio, Texas ousted Daugherty (1 up). Olsen made the draw via Tuesday's playoff.
On Thursday morning, Texas natives Connor Black (Katy) and Scottie Scheffler (Dallas) will square off. That should be interesting.
We already had a pair of Northern Californians play each other on Wednesday, with Jonathan De Los Reyes beating Andrej Bevins, 3 and 2.