A total of 20 golfers will be playing off for the final three match-play spots. That group of players included former big-league pitcher Mike Ignasiak, who also was in the large playoff at last month's U.S. Amateur. Ignasiak failed to get into the draw, despite a second-round 66 at Erin Hills. Also in the playoff is Todd Mitchell, the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up. Mitchell is also a former professional minor-league infielder, who spent a couple of seasons in the New York Yankees farm system.
The playoff is taking place at The Houstonian Golf and Country Club. They will start on No. 10 and go to No. 18, No. 1 and No. 9 in that order.
The first match went off at 12:15 p.m. CDT, with Andres Gaviria of Coral Gables, Fla., facing Chris Congdon of Foxboro, Mass.