U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
Hall Shoots Record 62; Thompson Medalist At Junior Amateur July 19, 2010 By Christina Lance

Curtis Thompson grabbed medalist honors at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship with a 10-under-par 134.

Ada, Mich. – Gavin Hall set a championship record with his 10-under-par round of 62 and Curtis Thompson took medalist honors at 10-under-par 134 at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, being held at Egypt Valley Country Club. 

 Hall, 15, took advantage of his 7:40 a.m. tee time and the cooler conditions it brought, veritably lighting up the course to shoot 31 on both nines and come home in a tie for second place after 36 holes. His 62 put him into the USGA record books, two strokes ahead of Joe Monte, who shot 64 in the 2004 championship at Longmeadow Country Club in Massachusetts. 

 Lowest 18-Hole USGA Scores 

PlayerScoreYearVenue
Billy Horschel (U.S. Am)602006Chaska Town Course
Loren Roberts (Sr. Open)622004Prairie Dunes C.C.
Christina Kim (Girls' Jr.)622001Indian Hills C.C.
Kimberly Kim (Girls' Jr.)622007Tacoma Country & G.C.
Gavin Hall (Junior Am)622010Egypt Valley C.C.

It’s exciting to go out to a course that I’ve played maybe twice, Hall said. It’s definitely cool to set a record at the U.S. Junior.

After missing the match-play cut at the 2009 championship, the native of Pittsford, N.Y., was excited to have made his mark on this year’s championship. After shooting a first-round 73, he birdied three of his first four holes and shot five under on the back nine (his front nine), including making a 20-footer for eagle on the par-5 17th hole.

 I came in with a lot of confidence, but I wanted to prove and redeem myself from last year because I didn’t make match play, Hall said. Coming into this week, I wanted to make match play, because it’s a whole different ballgame. You’re not really fighting to come back. You’re playing the course, but you’re really just playing the person next to you. 

 Thompson, a 17-year-old from Coral Springs, Fla., started his round on a solid note, converting a 10-foot putt on the 10th hole (his first) for the first of his seven birdies. With his longtime caddie, Derek Fox, who spent five years on staff at Egypt Valley, on his bag, Thompson felt free to try some more challenging shots, including sending a risky tee shot close to a cart path but still making birdie on the par-5 seventh hole. 

 I’ve played with him [Derek] for five or six years now, so he knows all my clubs. He knows everything about my game, Thompson said. Somebody else on the bag, maybe a club caddie, probably wouldn’t have let me hit that shot on seven. But since he knows my game and that I’m not one to lay up, he let me hit it. 

 Thompson, playing in his fourth U.S. Junior Amateur, relishes the fact that he has put himself into position to bring another USGA championship to the Thompson household. His younger sister, Alexis, won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior.       

 This is my fourth year, so hopefully I’ve gotten a little better each year, Thompson said. My sister won, so obviously I’d like to bring that title home, but in match play, anything can happen. 

 Hall was joined in second place by defending champion Jordan Spieth, 16, of Dallas, Texas, who made the turn at one-over-par for the round. His second nine (the first nine), however, was a different story, as he rattled off five birdies for a 5-under 31 and finished stroke play at 135. 

 I knew what Gavin did before my round even started so I knew I needed five under on the back nine, Spieth said. So I said, ‘Don’t hold anything back, play aggressive and if it doesn’t work out, it starts over after today anyway.’  

Story written by Christina Lance, coordinator of championship communications for the USGA. 

 Ada, Mich. – Results from the second round of stroke play on Tuesday at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, being played at the 7,111-yard, par-72 Egypt Valley Country Club: 


Curtis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. - 68-66--134
Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas - 67-68--135
Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. - 73-62--135
Wilson Bateman, Canada - 69-67--136
Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. - 69-67--136
Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. - 67-69--136
Wyndham Clark, Greenwood Village, Colo. - 68-70--138
Richard Jung, Canada - 71-67--138
Ben Warnquist, Rockville, Md. - 70-68--138
Emiliano Grillo, Argentina - 70-68--138
Cody Proveaux, Leesville, S.C. - 69-70--139
Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. - 68-71--139
J D Tomlinson, Gainesville, Fla. - 70-69--139
Michael Bernard, Huber Heights, Ohio - 70-70--140
Andrew Lister, Haymarket, Va. - 73-67--140
Shugo Imahira, Bradenton, Fla. - 68-72--140
Marcel Puyat, Philippines - 69-72--141
Stephen Behr, Florence, S.C. - 67-74--141
Charlie Saxon, Tulsa, Okla. - 70-71--141
Zachary Wright, Phoenix, Ariz. - 73-69--142
Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn. - 74-68--142
McCabe Buege, Rogers, Minn. - 71-71--142
Charles Martin, Lagrange, Ga. - 73-70--143
William Zalatoris, Plano, Texas - 73-70--143
Brian Jung, Canada - 70-73--143
Anthony Paolucci, Del Mar, Calif. - 72-71--143
Jim Liu, Smithtown, N.Y. - 72-72--144
Branson Davis, Mckinney, Texas - 69-75--144
Alberto Sanchez, Nogales, Ariz. - 74-70--144
Alexander Schauffele, San Diego, Calif. - 76-69--145
Robby Shelton, Wilmer, Ala. - 74-71--145
Denny McCarthy, Burtonsville, Md. - 71-74--145
Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. - 71-74--145
Ben Crancer, Kirkwood, Mo. - 73-72--145
David Lee, Houston, Texas - 74-72--146
Scott Wolfes, St Simons Island, Ga. - 74-72--146
Khaled Attieh, Saudi Arabia - 76-70--146
Peter Kim, Metuchen, N.J. - 73-73--146
Dan Slavin, Waban, Mass. - 74-72--146
Sam Straka, Valdosta, Ga. - 70-76--146
Bryson Dechambeau, Clovis, Calif. - 71-75--146
Anton Arboleda, La Canada, Calif. - 72-74--146
Oliver Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. - 73-73--146
Kevin Lee, Dacula, Ga. - 74-73--147
Matthew Mabrey, Little Rock, Ark. - 73-74--147
Kyle Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. - 69-78--147
Justin Keiley, Haiku, Hawaii - 75-72--147
Adam Ball, Richmond, Va. - 71-76--147
Devon Purser, Clearfield, Utah - 72-75--147
David Flynn, Elk Grove Village, Ill. - 72-75--147
Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. - 75-72--147
Lee McCoy, Palm Harbor, Fla. - 72-76--148
Jorge Fernandez Valdes, Argentina - 76-72--148
Austin Smotherman, Loomis, Calif. - 73-75--148
Nicholas Scott, Englewood, Ohio - 73-75--148
Peter Mathison, Jupiter, Fla. - 75-73--148
Max Carter, Lake Oswego, Ore. - 71-77--148

Qualified in Playoff
Andrew Fogg, Greenwood, Ind. - 75-74--149
Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas - 74-75--149
Aaron Kunitomo, Lahaina, Hawaii - 74-75--149
Brandon Ng, Canada - 69-80--149
Chelso Barrett, Keene, N.H. - 75-74--149
Joey Petronio, Orlando, Fla. - 70-79--149
Andrew Ariens, Mansfield, Texas - 72-77--149

Failed to Qualify
Jamison Randall, Cumberland, R.I. - 75-74--149
Tom Lovelady, Birmingham, Ala. - 76-73--149
Kyle Jones, Taylor, Ariz. - 79-70--149
Stewart Jolly, Birmingham, Ala. - 78-71--149
Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, N.C. - 75-75--150
Andrew Bieber, Shaker Heights, Ohio - 74-76--150
Michael Gellerman, Sterling, Kan. - 76-74--150
George Rohde, Cincinnati, Ohio - 70-80--150
Daniel Lee, Valencia, Calif. - 76-74--150
Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. - 76-74--150
Conor McGovern, Darien, Conn. - 75-75--150
J J Holen, Castaic, Calif. - 76-74--150
Carlos Miguel Briones, San Lorenzo, Calif. - 76-74--150
Andrew Wong, Deerfield Beach, Fla. - 77-73--150
Alex Jones, DeWitt, Mich. - 73-77--150
Colin Proctor, Anderson, Ind. - 76-74--150
Chris Houston, Gilford, N.H. - 74-77--151
Austin Schreiber, Medina, Ohio - 76-75--151
James N Lee, Albuquerque, N.M. - 76-75--151
Matthew Fliss, Bellflower, Calif. - 73-78--151
Wesley Gosselin, Knoxville, Tenn. - 74-77--151
Collin Engelhardt, Orlando, Fla. - 76-75--151
McCormick Clouser, Bluffton, Ind. - 76-75--151
Carl Jonson, Bainbridge Island, Wash. - 72-80--152
John Foster, Canada - 76-76--152
Connor Black, Katy, Texas - 75-77--152
Jeffrey Pearce, Jacksonville, Fla. - 75-77--152
Kyle Wilshire, Georgetown, Ky. - 74-78--152
Sam Chun, Korea - 76-76--152
Will Long, Gastonia, N.C. - 80-72--152
Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C. - 78-74--152
Tyler Carlson, Clarkston, Wash. - 74-78--152
Chad Ramey, Fulton, Miss. - 75-77--152
Matthew Vargo, Philadelphia, Pa. - 75-77--152
Colby Benton, Cabot, Ark. - 75-78--153
Brian Bullington, Frankfort, Ill. - 75-78--153
Jimmy Slovitt, Winnetka, Ill. - 79-74--153
Cody Cox, Milford, Pa. - 74-79--153
Paul Smith, Turlock, Calif. - 73-80--153
Camden Price, Tustin, Calif. - 77-76--153
Blake Huser, Altoona, Iowa - 76-77--153
Sam Fidone, Lufkin, Texas - 78-75--153
Walker Huddy, Studio City, Calif. - 74-79--153
Austin Vick, Evans, Ga. - 78-75--153
Dylan Baker, Eden Prairie, Minn. - 73-80--153
Joseph Abella, Plano, Texas - 75-78--153
Jonathon Thomas, West Point, Utah - 80-73--153
Brian Burt, Holt, Mich. - 76-77--153
Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C. - 75-78--153
Brandon Kida, Layton, Utah - 74-80--154
Daniel Zuluaga, Colombia - 75-79--154
E J Tackett, Huntington, Ind. - 77-77--154
Eric Edmunds, Auburn, N.Y. - 78-76--154
Myles Sullivan, Canada - 80-74--154
Alex Andrews, Kirtland, Ohio - 80-74--154
Noah Walker, Norwell, Mass. - 80-74--154
Peter Gullickson, Spokane, Wash. - 77-77--154
Noori Hyun, Centreville, Va. - 77-77--154
Damon Salo, New Ipswich, N.H. - 74-80--154
William Sellers, Montgomery, Ala. - 79-75--154
Darren Simons, St Marys, Pa. - 78-77--155
Sam DeStefano, Bryan, Texas - 80-75--155
Taylor Bromley, Dublin, Calif. - 77-78--155
Jonathan Diianni, Kernersville, N.C. - 74-81--155
Patrick Johnston, Minnestrista, Minn. - 77-79--156
Miles Knutsen, Orono, Minn. - 79-77--156
Austin Weatherholt, San Jose, Calif. - 78-78--156
Charlie Marshall, Lake Forest, Ill. - 80-76--156
Charlie Edler, Fair Haven, N.J. - 77-79--156
Brandon Dalinka, Upper Makefield, Pa. - 77-79--156
Scott Sweeney, Lake Charles, La. - 76-80--156
Ty Travis, Eagle, Idaho - 79-78--157
Nicholas Torrance, East Lyme, Conn. - 79-78--157
Spencer Sheets, Centennial, Colo. - 80-78--158
Blake Cannon, Phoenix, Ariz. - 79-79--158
Michael Schmidt, Cincinnati, Ohio - 82-76--158
Caleb Sturgeon, Laurens, S.C. - 83-76--159
Brandon Liu, St Albans, Mo. - 77-82--159
Jimmy Makloski, Pueblo, Colo. - 80-79--159
Taylor White, Dakota Dunes, S.D. - 79-80--159
Kristopher Kowalchuk, Canada - 81-78--159
Kamrin Allen, Sheridan, Wyo. - 78-82--160
Reid Holly, Madison, Miss. - 80-81--161
Nick Tremps, San Antonio, Texas - 79-82--161
Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 82-79--161
Jonathan Lowrey, Fort Myers, Fla. - 78-84--162
Andrew Holloway, Scottsbluff, Neb. - 85-78--163
C J Espino, Castaic, Calif. - 89-74--163
Luke Vivolo, Carmel, Calif. - 80-83--163
Lucas Kim, Canada - 79-84--163
Zach Yinger, Sidney, Ohio - DQ-DQ—DQ
Jacob Stockl, Clark, N.J. - DQ-DQ—DQ

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