From writer Dave Shedloski:
NCAA champ Scott Langley, who emerged victorious from two 19-hole matches in the first two rounds of the U.S. Amateur, finally got off the golf course quickly in round three Thursday afternoon with a 6-and-4 thumping of Australian Ryan McCarthy. Langley never trailed, another departure from his first two match play outings when he had to rally from two-hole deficits against Tim Jackson and Patrick Reed.
"I'm happy to win today and get it done early," Langley said with a slight laugh. "Ryan is a great player, but he struggled a bit."
Langley, 21, of St. Louis, used his consistency and ball-striking to take command as higher winds began to whip Chambers Bay. "It changed dramatically from yesterday," he said of the course conditions. "You had to play smart today, had to think your win around, play for pars all the time."
Langley won three holes in a row, including two with pars, starting at the fifth to take command, and he won the ninth with a bogey to turn in four over. McCarthy missed a 5-foot birdie putt at the 10th to cut into the lead, and he never got another chance as Langley was steady all the way in, winning the 13th and 14th with pars to end it.