Todd advances to Round of 32 at USGA Mid-Amateur

Oct 10 Written by  USGA

Laurens native Thomas Todd won his Round-of-64 match on Tuesday in the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Todd rolled to a 7-and-5 decision on the par-70, 7,207-yard Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course in Atlanta.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship continues with the Round of 32 and Round of 16 on Wednesday. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be played on Thursday. The championship concludes with a 36-hole final on Friday starting at 8 a.m. EDT. Play was postponed for a full day earlier in the week due to the impact of Tropical Depression Nate.

Todd, the No. 2 seed after carding stroke-play rounds of 71 and 66, was in full control against David Bolen, 38, of Lubbock, Texas, one of 16 survivors from Tuesday’s 25-man playoff for the final match-play spots. He made birdies on holes 3, 5 and 7 to build a 4-up advantage at the turn.

“I’m swinging well; I’m putting well,” said Todd, who advanced to match play for the first time in his third consecutive Mid-Amateur appearance. “That’s a very good combination.”

Todd found the green with his tee shot at the drivable par-4 fifth for a conceded birdie and never trailed from that point. He made consecutive birdies on the inward nine to seal the outcome. Todd punched a 9-iron to within 15 feet on the par-4 11th and then reached the green in two with a 236-yard, 3-wood on the par-5 12th for a commanding 6-up margin.

Todd will play No. 32-seed Tyler Crawford of Indio, CA at 9:20am on Wednesday in the Round-of-32.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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