Wesley Bryan Advances at U.S. Public Links
July 14, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - South Carolina rising junior Wesley Bryan won his first-round match at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Wednesday, defeating Texas A&M sophomore Cameron Peck, 1 up, at the Bryan Park Champions Course. Senior George Bryan IV fell to Chris Igawa in his match, 2 and 1.
Wesley Bryan never trailed after the second hole of his match with Peck, but struggled to put the Texas A&M All-American away. After taking the lead on the third hole with a par to Peck's bogey, Bryan would go 2-up with birdie at the sixth. But Peck would keep fighting and square the match with a birdie at the 11th hole. Bryan took the lead again on the 13th, but Peck again tied it up at the 15th and the pair came to the final hole all square. Bryan came through on the 472-yard, par-4 18th with a birdie while Peck made bogey to give Bryan the victory.
Older brother George, meanwhile, led early on, going 2-up through the first two holes and staying ahead through the first six. Back-to-back bogeys at the sixth and seventh, though, let Igawa tie the match, and the Hawaii native took the lead as the twosome made the turn. Bryan would pull back even at the 12th, and the two would halve the next two holes before Bryan made bogey at the 15th. After a halve at the 16th, Igawa birdied No. 17 to end the match with a 2 and 1 victory.
Wesley Bryan will face Robert Butler of Atlanta in a second-round match that is set to begin at 8:50 a.m. Live scoring is available through usapl.org.