Engler advances, Knox ousted

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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.

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j-campbell 09/20/11 - 03:15 pm
They only bring 32 into match

They only bring 32 into match play? Normally, 64 go to match play, and you have to win two matches to get to the Round of 16. Regardless, congrats to John; I can think of none others who are more deserving of success in golf.

kfaigle 09/20/11 - 05:26 pm
They had 64. Next round

They had 64. Next round started today

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