NORMAN, Okla. University of Oklahoma junior Anthony Kim advanced to the second round of match play at the 105th U.S. Amateur Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., defeating Baylor junior Jeremy Frye 4-and-3 on Wednesday.
Kim fared much better his second time around at Merion. Following a 7-over-par round on Monday, Kim took the lead in his match with a birdie on the second hole and never looked back, recording two more birdies en route to his victory.
Kim will face Webb Simpson, a sophomore at Wake Forest, in Thursday’s second round. Simpson advanced with a 5-and-3 victory over Jordan Payne. The match is slated to begin at 8:40 a.m. CDT.
Fans can access photo galleries and live scoring at www.usamateur.org.
The U.S. Amateur will have 10 hours of live national coverage on The Golf Channel and NBC.
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First Round Matches Wed. (Aug. 24), 2-4 p.m. (CDT)
Third Round Matches Thurs. (Aug. 25), 3-5 p.m. (CDT)
Quarterfinal Matches Fri. (Aug. 26), 2-4 p.m. (CDT)
Semifinal Matches Sat. (Aug. 27), 3-5 p.m. (CDT)
Championship Match Sun. (Aug. 28), 3-5 p.m. (CDT)