Jim Liu earns medalist honors at U.S. Junior Amateur

Truckee, CA (Sports Network) - Jim Liu carded a five-under-par 67 Tuesday and earned medalist honors in stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Junior Amateur.

Liu's two day total was eight-under-par going into match play Wednesday at Martis Camp Club. The Smithtown, NY native, who was the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion and runner-up last year, had five birdies and a pair of bogeys, with those coming among the final three holes.

Cameron Young was second in stroke play at six-under-par, followed by Scottie Scheffler and five-under. Zachary Bauchou and Davis Riley were each minus- four.

Among those advancing to match play was Andy Zhang, who became the youngest- ever U.S. Open competitor in 2012 at the age of 14. He finished plus-seven for the two days. That was at the cut line.

Seven of the final eight match play spots were determined in a playoff at the conclusion of the day. There's a 4-for-1 playoff between Ben Doyle, Victor Ponte, Jae Hoon Kim and Matthew Lowe for the last spot.


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