OAKMONT, Pa. — Mark Goetz was the medalist among the many 64 qualifiers Wednesday within the U.S. Newbie at Oakmont and managed solely 4 holes of the primary spherical when the rain-delayed championship was suspended by darkness.
Ricky Castillo, a junior-to-be at Florida, was in the one one of many 16 scheduled matches to complete. Castillo did not lose a gap in a 5-and-4 victory over Donald Kay.
Goetz, who grew up about 40 miles from Oakmont and performed his school golf at West Virginia, had a 64 at Longvue Membership and a 68 at Oakmont to win medalist honors and earn the highest seed. He received the second gap with a bogey and misplaced the par-5 fourth gap with a bogey in his match in opposition to David Nyfjall of Sweden.
Nyfjall received a 12-way playoff for the sixty fourth and closing spot of match play.
Sixteen different matches weren’t even scheduled to begin till Thursday morning due to storms that worn out a lot of the qualifying spherical Tuesday.
Keita Najakima of Japan, the No. 1 newbie on the earth rating, was amongst seven of the highest 10 on the earth who didn’t make it via 36-hole qualifying. That included Walker Cup teammates Pierceson Coody and Cole Hammer, each from Texas.