The quarterfinal round got started on time this morning at 8 a.m. Two-time defending champion Nathan Smith has watched his opponent, Michael Stamberger of Plainfield, N.J., reel off two consecutive birdies to take an early 2-up lead. Smith is looking for an unprecedented fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur title and third consecutive championship. Stamberger has never gone beyond the quarterfinals in the Mid-Amateur.
Medalist Mike McCaffrey and Randal Lewis are all square through three holes. Lewis won the par-5 first hole with a par and McCaffrey took the third with a par.
Michael Muehr and John Engler are also all square through the first hole. Each made a 5 on the par-5 hole.
The fourth match between Tony Behrstock and Kenny Cook has just teed off.
The weather looks fabulous this morning and if the conditions stay like this, we'll have our two finalists by the end of the day.