Augusta’s John Engler advanced to the round of 16 this afternoon in the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.
Engler defeated Rob Couture of Dallas 4 and 2 in his first match Tuesday. He advances to the second round of match play this afternoon. He will take on Michael McCoy, who defeated Robert Gerwin 1 up.
Jeff Knox of Augusta was eliminated from match play today with a 4 and 2 loss to 60-year-old Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. Simson is a former U.S. Senior Amateur winner.
Former Augusta State golf coach Josh Gregory, who now lives in Dallas and coaches Southern Methodist, also advanced to match play. He lost 2 and 1 to Aaron Hickman of Dallas.
The winner of the U.S. Mid-Amateur receives a berth in the 2012 Masters Tournament.