Junior Am match play field set

The 61st U.S. Junior Amateur is now anybody’s to claim as the top 64 golfers opened match play this afternoon.

After severe weather suspended play Tuesday, the second round of stroke play continued today with leader Jorge Fernandez Valdes falling to 5-under par after shooting 7-under in round one. He was able to hold off Cory Gribble of Dallas, Texas to earn medalist honors with a two-day score of 139 and take the top seed into match play.

Defending champion Cory Whitsett is ready for his chance to become the first junior to win back-to-back Junior Ams since Tiger Woods won three from 1991-93.

“It’s like a new golf tournament now,” Whitsett said in a tournament release.

Whitsett, who shot a 143 through two rounds of stroke play, is considered by many to be the favorite for match play.

Play continued this afternoon with match play beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Two local golfers, Bobby Wyatt of Mobile and Tom Lovelady of Mountain Brook, made the cut.

Scores following the second round of stroke play today at the 7,251-yard, par 72 Shoal Creek golf course:

Jorge Fernandez Valdes, Argentina – 65-74–139

Cody Gribble, Dallas, Texas – 70-70–140

Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash. – 69-73–142

Justin Shin, Canada – 72-70–142

Sam Smith, Turlock, Calif. – 70-72–142

Cory Whitsett, Houston, Texas – 69-74–143

Julian Suri, Saint Augustine, Fla. – 69-74–143

Phillip Choi, Orlando, Fla. – 72-71–143

Richard Werenski, South Hadley, Mass. – 74-69–143

Bryden Macpherson, Australia – 73-71–144

Martin Trainer, Palo Alto, Calif. – 74-70–144

Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield, Calif. – 74-71–145

Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. – 69-76–145

Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn. – 71-75–146

Justin Keiley, Haiku, Hawaii – 72-74–146

Michael Sorenson, Hartland, Wis. – 73-73–146

Wes Strang, Bethesda, Md. – 72-74–146

Emiliano Grillo, Argentina – 73-74–147

Ernesto Marin, Miami, Fla. – 71-76–147

J J Spaun, San Dimas, Calif. – 72-75–147

Kevin Penner, Sammamish, Wash. – 71-76–147

Rak Cho, Korea – 73-74–147

Tom Lovelady, Birmingham, Ala. – 72-75–147

Evan Beck, Virginia Beach, Va. – 74-74–148

Jack Perry, Santa Barbara, Calif. – 73-75–148

Jay Vandeventer, Bristol, Tenn. – 73-75–148

Matthew Ceravolo, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – 75-73–148

Ryan Marks, Warrensburg, Mo. – 74-74–148

Seth Reeves, Duluth, Ga. – 68-80–148

T J Vogel, Miami, Fla. – 74-74–148

Adam Sumrall, South Bend, Ind. – 77-72–149

Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. – 72-77–149

Boom Sritart, Keller, Texas – 75-74–149

Chris Worrell, Enid, Okla. – 75-74–149

Curtis Donahoe, League City, Texas – 75-74–149

Drew Preston, Ada, Mich. – 73-76–149

Patrick Reed, Augusta, Ga. – 73-76–149

Robert Galbreath Jr, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. – 76-73–149

Andrew Yun, Tacoma, Wash. – 78-72–150

Ben Crancer, St Louis, Mo. – 73-77–150

Dashiell Lindsell, Burlingame, Calif. – 69-81–150

David Persons, El Paso, Texas – 74-76–150

Gaston De La Torre, Brush Prairie, Wash. – 76-74–150

Grant Weaver, Wooster, Ohio – 74-76–150

Jeffrey Kang, Fullerton, Calif. – 77-73–150

Jordan Lee, Tarzana, Calif. – 76-74–150

Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas – 74-76–150

Landon Tujague, Dallas, Texas – 74-76–150

Simon St Louis, Canada – 82-68–150

Tyler Klava, Pace, Fla. – 74-76–150

Blaine Woodruff, Acworth, Ga. – 75-76–151

Dominic Bozzelli, Pittsford, N.Y. – 72-79–151

Michael McGowan, Southern Pines, N.C. – 79-72–151

Nicholas Losole III, Scottsdale, Ariz. – 73-78–151

Parker Clowers, Jacksonville, Fla. – 75-76–151

Richard Lamb, South Bend, Ind. – 72-79–151

Taylor Travis, Fremont, Calif. – 78-73–151

Wilson Day, Raleigh, N.C. – 75-76–151

Andrew Steinhofer, Madison, Wis. – 76-76–152

Bobby Lange, Sherman Oaks, Calif. – 72-80–152

Brett Komoto, Honolulu, Hawaii – 76-76–152

Cody Martin, Union, Ky. – 78-74–152

Cory McElyea, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 75-77–152

Jordan Gilmore, Sparks, Nev. – 77-75–152

Failed To Qualify

Andy Sajevic, Fremont, Neb. – 72-81–153

Ben Juffer, West Des Moines, Iowa – 78-75–153

Brad Cadigan, S Weymouth, Mass. – 74-79–153

Brian Carter, Augusta, Ga. – 76-77–153

Cody Kent, Castle Rock, Colo. – 76-77–153

Curtis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. – 75-78–153

Curtis Yonke, Overland Park, Kan. – 75-78–153

Garett Fisher, Keller, Texas – 76-77–153

James N Lee, Albuquerque, N.M. – 74-79–153

John Varol, Weddington, N.C. – 75-78–153

Kevin Phelan, St Augustine, Fla. – 76-77–153

Kevin Vandenheuvel, Houston, Texas – 73-80–153

Thomas Birdsey, The Woodlands, Texas – 76-77–153

Anthony Paolucci, Dallas, Texas – 80-74–154

Boomer Boyd, Wilmington, N.C. – 75-79–154

Davis Bunn, Knoxville, Tenn. – 76-78–154

Franco Castro, Alpharetta, Ga. – 78-76–154

John Young Kim, Los Alamitos, Calif. – 81-73–154

Matt Buse, Loveland, Ohio – 77-77–154

Michael Cromie, Cary, N.C. – 77-77–154

Tomas Cocha, Argentina – 82-72–154

Yi Keun Chang, Walnut, Calif. – 76-78–154

Alex Jones, Dewitt, Mich. – 80-75–155

Austin Cody, N Charleston, S.C. – 77-78–155

Benjamin Greene, Duluth, Ga. – 76-79–155

Brennan Dolan, Boulder, Colo. – 77-78–155

Jordan Rumora, Houston, Texas – 81-74–155

Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C. – 77-78–155

Mark Joye, Columbia, S.C. – 79-76–155

Nicko Dodd, Sugar Land, Texas – 77-78–155

Tommy Chung Hao Mou, Chinese Taipei – 81-74–155

Brandon Meltzer, Melville, N.Y. – 76-80–156

Brandon Wilhide, Richmond, Texas – 75-81–156

Hogan Vaughn, Huntsville, Ala. – 76-80–156

Joseph Buttgereit, Montclair, Va. – 80-76–156

Kyle Souza, Livermore, Calif. – 77-79—156

Sam Thompson, Paducah, Ky. – 73-83–156

Seth Sullivant, Mountain Home, Ark. – 74-82–156

Stephane Dubois, Canada – 77-79–156

Vince Boyle, Philadelphia, Pa. – 76-80–156

Zachery Munroe, Charlotte, N.C. – 77-79–156

Alex Brinkman, Brecksville, Ohio – 80-77–157

Blake English, Charlotte, Mich. – 80-77–157

Brendan Connolly, Castle Rock, Colo. – 79-78–157

Damian Telles, The Dalles, Ore. – 84-73–157

Michael Hebert, Orlando, Fla. – 74-83–157

Trey Mullinax, Birmingham, Ala. – 78-79–157

Tucker Koch, Malvern, Pa. – 76-81–157

Andrew Kim, Old Tappan, N.J. – 76-82–158

James Ellis, Greenville, N.C. – 79-79–158

John Torell, Bronxville, N.Y. – 79-79–158

Jordan Herzog, Ogden, Utah – 77-81–158

Matthew Cahill, Boca Raton, Fla. – 76-82–158

Matthew Hansen, Los Osos, Calif. – 81-77–158

Adam Welch, Chesterfield, Mo. – 75-84–159

Burke Wiebe, Canada – 81-78–159

Connor Coldwater, Clarks Summit, Pa. – 84-75–159

Patrick Sawrey, Smithfield, N.C. – 82-77–159

Robert Fredeking, Huntington, W.Va. – 80-79–159

Thomas Bradshaw, Columbia, S.C. – 80-79–159

Brian Churchill-Smith, Canada – 74-86–160

Jade Scott, Daingerfield, Texas – 77-83–160

James Pleat, Nashua, N.H. – 80-80–160

Matthew Mabrey, Little Rock, Ark. – 80-80–160

Robbie Taylor, Brentwood, Tenn. – 77-83–160

Ryan Grassel, Chesterton, Ind. – 78-82–160

Billy Herring, Lillington, N.C. – 80-81–161

Dustin Korte, Metropolis, Ill. – 81-80–161

Jake Hedge, Billings, Mont. – 78-83–161

Michael Miller, Brewster, N.Y. – 79-83–162

Theodore Lederhausen, Hinsdale, Ill. – 85-77–162

Alex Slaton, Gainesville, Fla. – 81-82–163

Brian Fragakis, Royal Palm Beach, Fla. – 80-83–163

Nicholas Erlichman, Shrewsbury, Mass. – 81-82–163

Garrett Howard, Spokane, Wash. – 79-85–164

Andrew Graham, Lagrangeville, N.Y. – 80-85–165

Chris Gilbert, Simi Valley, Calif. – 82-83–165

Jean-Paul Aube III, Heath, Texas – 81-84–165

Nicholas Scott, Union, Ohio – 87-78–165

Dominic Lingua, Montrose, Calif. – 87-79–166

Justin Haase, Spokane, Wash. – 81-85–166

McKenzie Oref, Easley, S.C. – 84-82–166

Nick Tremps, San Antonio, Texas – 85-81–166

Robbie Garcia, Pleasanton, Calif. – 84-82–166

Tyler Dunlap, Westlake, Texas – 81-85–166

Forrest Wilson, Alexandria, Va. – 84-84–168

Zeke Shaffer, Radford, Va. – 83-86–169

Josh Clay, Canton, Ohio – 89-81–170

Taylor White, Sioux City, Iowa – 88-84—172

Alexander Zanetti, Northville, Mich. – 89-93–182

Brant Delongy, Winter Park, Fla. – 92-WD–WD

Brian Hollins, Rockville, Md. – 80-WD–W