BROOKLINE, Mass. (GoZips.com) – For the second day in a row, University of Akron sophomore golfer Carr Vernon stepped up to the 18th tee at the 113th U.S. Amateur looking to push his match to extra holes. However, he would come up just short of a spot in the Round of 16 on Thursday, falling 2 UP to Australia's Oliver Goss.
Vernon stayed close all day, trailing by just one hole for a majority of the match to Goss, the 13th-ranked amateur in the world. However, he would be unable to recapture yesterday's magic when, down one hole, he won the 18th hole to push his match to extra holes before winning the match on the 19th hole.
Vernon and Goss both posted scores of 1-over through the first two holes before a win at the third hole game Goss a 1 UP lead. The lead would remain 1 UP until a par on the par-3 seventh by Vernon pushed the match back to All Square.
Goss would close the front-nine with a win on the ninth hole and a 1 UP advantage. Two holes later, Vernon again answered to push the match back to All Square with seven holes remaining.
A win on the 14th and 16th holes by Goss would give him a 2 UP lead, but Vernon would par the 17th to win the hole and send the match to the 18th tee. Vernon would hit his drive in the rough and then had some trouble in the bunker, leading to Goss' win on the 18th hole.