Saturday, August 25, 2007

Texans Lead the Way at U.S. Amateur

The state of Texas is well-represented at the U.S. Amateur Championship. As I write this morning, there are four golfers left, and three of them are Texans (or at least Texas representatives).

Colt Knost is having a great year. The Dallas golfer who just finished his Southern Methodist University career won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship earlier this year, and was recently named to the Walker Cup. He'll turn pro after the Walker Cup.

But today he'll face Venezuela native and former University of Texas golfer Jhonattan Vegas in one semifinal. Vegas seems to have caught the fancy of many in attendance at the championship in San Francisco, judging by this Art Spander column.

The other semifinal pits University of Alabama golfer Michael Thompson, of Tucson, Ariz. (how'd he get in there?), against another Texan, Casey Clendenon of Houston and Lamar University.

Quite a week for Texas golf at the U.S. Am. You can keep up with the action at usamateur.org.

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