AURORA, Colo. It took 24 holes, but Charlotte 49ers junior Corey Nagy was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 83rd U.S. Amateur Public Links at Murphy Creek Golf Club on Friday.
Nagy, a Vance High graduate, was defeated by Jack Newman of Des Moines, Iowa, in the round of eight. Newman was up by three holes through 11, but Nagy rebounded by playing the final seven holes in two-under par.
Nagy was down one heading to the 18th, but posted a par 4 while Newman bogeyed to force extra play.
The duo matched birdies on the 20th and 21st holes before Newman's birdie on hole 24 clinched the victory. Nagy reached the semifinals, last year. This year, he was tied for fourth in qualifying in the 155-player field.
PGA: First-round leader Richard Johnson shot 3-under par 67 and Nick Flanagan had a 7-under 63 to share the second-round lead at 10 under at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
Kent Jones and Gavin Coles were tied for third a shot back of the leaders. Jones shot 65 and Coles, of Australia, had the low round of the tournament at 62, one shy of the course record.
LPGA: Christina Kim's second-round 68 at the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill., looked ordinary compared to her opening 63, but it included a birdie putt on her last hole that gave her a one-stroke lead over the charging Michelle Wie and three others.
Kim was the first-day leader, but said Friday was, by comparison, a fight.
She bogeyed the par-5 sixth hole and saved par on her opening hole only after finding the green with her second shot from behind a line of trees well off the fairway.
CHAMPIONS: Dana Quigley shot a tournament-record 10-under 62 and leads after the first round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn.
Gene Jones shot a season-best 64, and is two shots back. Jeff Sluman birdied four of his last five holes to join R.W. Eaks at 7 under.
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