6:15 p.m. CDT: Paul Dunne, who captured the world's attention when he led The Open Championship at St. Andrews through 54 holes, is trending towards locking down a match-play spot at Olympia Fields. The Republic of Ireland native, who attends the University of Alabama-Birmingham, grinded his way to a 1-over 71 on Monday on the North Course, and is off to a good start to Round 2, going out in 2-under 33 on the South Course, putting him at 1-under for 27 holes. 78 players are +3 or better through 27 holes, with 64 players ultimately advancing to match play. Follow score updates here.
4:30 p.m. CDT: A great nine, and great shot, have moved George Cunningham, of Tucson, Ariz., up the leader board at the U.S. Amateur. The University of Arizona sophomore aced the 138-yard par-3 14th hole of the South Course, his fifth hole of Round 2, en route to an outward 30, putting him at 4-under through 27 holes. Cunningham is competing in his first U.S. Amateur, and his strong showing comes at a place where a fellow Arizona Wildcat had the memory of a lifetime. Jim Furyk, who won the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields, is an alumnus.
3:55 p.m. CDT: A first-time U.S. Amateur participant is making waves at Olympia Fields Country Club. Australia's Maverick Antcliff, 22, carded five birdies on the inward nine of the South Course to power his way to a 5-under 65 and put him safely into match play with a 36-hole score of 3-under 137. With stroke play finished for the week, Antcliff can move on to a format of play that he is very familiar with. "Growing up in Australia, we play a lot of match play. Like if it's for club stuff, state stuff, i've played a lot of match play. It's been a few years, but it's always fun," he said after Tuesday's round.
Antcliff is a student and member of the golf team at Georgia Regents University, which is located in Augusta, Ga., which may give Antcliff some extra motivation for the rest of the week. The winner and runner-up of the U.S. Amateur are likely to get invitations to the Masters. (Photo: USGA/Jeff Haynes)