England’s Raymond, Australia’s Watt Share Medalist Honors at 2013 U.S. Amateur


113th U.S. Amateur Championship conducted by the United States Golf Association (www.usga.org)

BROOKLINE, MA August 13, 2013 – A pair of first-time USGA competitors, Neil Raymond, 27, of England, and Brady Watt, 22, of Australia posted 36-hole totals of 6-under-par 134 Tuesday to share medalist honors by three strokes at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Brady Watt (left) and Neil Raymond are congratulated by USGA Executive Committee member Mark P. Reinemann for being co-medalists in the 2013 U.S. Amateur. (USGA/John Mummert)

Brady Watt (left) and Neil Raymond are congratulated by USGA Executive Committee member Mark P. Reinemann for being co-medalists in the 2013 U.S. Amateur. (USGA/John Mummert)

Raymond’s round of 3-under-par 67 at 6,547-yard, par-70 Charles River Country Club included four birdies and a bogey. He employed Tommy White, a caddie who he had met just 90 minutes before his second round. Raymond had carried his own golf bag in recording a 67 at The Country Club on Monday, which was that day’s low round at TCC.

“When I left the club yesterday, someone asked me if I would like a caddie today,” Raymond said. “It was a very nice offer. Then when I heard the forecast for today and all the stuff I would have to take in the bag, I decided to use a caddie. Today, the caddie made a big difference. He was brilliant.”

White resides in Brookline and is currently a caddie at The Country Club, though he was a caddie at Charles River from 1995-2012.

“It’s very good,” said Raymond of sharing the medalist honor. “I know Brady pretty well. People are going to be gunning for us because our names are at the top.

“I didn’t have a score in mind when I got here today,” Raymond said. “I came out, took some good swings and said, let’s see what happens. I am delighted it all came together.”

The 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday at 9 a.m.

The stroke-play cut came at 4-over 144, with 66 players inside that cut line. The playoff to determine the final places in the match-play field will include 17 players for 15 spots, and will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday on hole No. 14 at The Country Club (7,310 yards, par 70).

The U.S. Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Also playing at Charles River, Watt, who lists his occupation as a professional cleaner, posted a 4-under-par 66. He has been in the U.S. since June 28 and the U.S. Amateur is his sixth competition since then.

“I think it’s cool I am the co-medalist,” said Watt, who is No. 9 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. “It is quite an accolade. But the tournament is just half over.”

His 66 included seven birdies and three bogeys. “I didn’t have a score in mind when I got out here today,” Watt said. “I was just glad to get under par yesterday. The first round always sets the tone for the tournament.”

Finishing three strokes behind the leaders at 137 were Justin Shin, 21, of Canada, Matthew Fitzpatrick, 18, of England and Oliver Goss, 19, of Australia.

On Tuesday, Shin, a senior at the University of New Mexico, shot a 4-under-par 66 at Charles River. Fitzpatrick, the low amateur at the 2013 British Open Championship, posted an even-par 70 at The Country Club, while Goss, a quarterfinalist at the 2012 U.S. Amateur and a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, shot 3-under-67 at Charles River.

Nick Hardy, 17, of Northbrook, Ill., who held the lead after the first day with a 5-under-par 65 at Charles River, shot 3-over 73 at The Country Club for 138.

Bo Andrews, 23, of Raleigh, N.C., shot a 7-under-par 63 at Charles River on Tuesday morning, the low round of the championship. One of six players in the field from Georgia Tech, Andrews, a rising senior, logged six birdies and an eagle against one bogey to finish at 139 through 36 holes.

The 63 broke the competitive course record at Charles River, surpassing the 64 shot in the 2003 USGA Men’s State Team Championship by Ricky Jones of Maine.

Defending champion Steven Fox, 22, of Hendersonville, Tenn., missed the cut for match play at 6-over-par 146.

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Results from Tuesday’s second round of stroke play at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at 7,310-yard, par-70 The Country Club (T) and 6,547-yard, par-70 Charles River Country Club (CR):

*=In playoff (17 players for 15 places)

Neil Raymond, England 67-67–134 CR

Brady Watt, Australia 68-66–134 CR

Oliver Goss, Australia 70-67–137 CR

Justin Shin, Canada 71-66–137 CR

Matt Fitzpatrick, England 67-70–137 T

Michael Miller, Brewster, N.Y. 69-69–138 CR

Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. 65-73–138 T

Bryson Dechambeau, Clovis, Calif. 67-71–138 T

Sean Dale, Jacksonville, Fla. 70-69–139 CR

Stewart Jolly, Birmingham, Ala. 74-65–139 CR

Wyndham Clark, Greenwood Village, Colo. 71-68–139 CR

Bo Andrews, Raleigh, N.C. 76-63–139 CR

Max Orrin, England 69-70–139 T

Scott Wolfes, St. Simons Island, Ga. 72-67–139 T

Charlie Hughes, Canada 71-68–139 T

Richy Werenski, South Hadley, Mass. 66-73–139 T

Nathan Holman, Australia 72-68–140 CR

Sebastian Cappelen, Denmark 73-67–140 CR

Xander Schauffele, San Diego, Calif. 69-71–140 T

Adam Ball, Richmond, Va. 72-69–141 CR

Rico Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 73-68–141 CR

Brandon Matthews, Dupont, Pa. 69-72–141 T

Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal 68-73–141 T

Greg Eason, England 70-71–141 T

Rodolfo Cazaubon, Mexico 71-70–141 T

Matthias Schwab, Austria 71-70–141 T

Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, Calif. 76-66–142 CR

Blake Morris, Waterbury, Conn. 73-69–142 CR

Jim Liu, Smithtown, N.Y. 72-70–142 CR

Carr Vernon, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 75-67–142 CR

Seth Reeves, Duluth, Ga. 75-67–142 CR

Julian Suri, St. Augustine, Fla. 71-71–142 CR

Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. 75-67–142 CR

Jordan Niebrugge, Mequon, Wis. 69-73–142 T

Matt Emery, Franklin, Tenn. 71-71–142 T

Chelso Barrett, Surry, N.H. 72-70–142 T

Cory McElyea, Santa Cruz, Calif. 73-69–142 T

Charlie Danielson, Osceola, Wis. 72-71–143 CR

Adam Schenk, Vincennes, Ind. 74-69–143 CR

Corey Conners, Canada 70-73–143 CR

Michael Weaver, Fresno, Calif. 74-69–143 CR

Brandon Hagy, Westlake Village, Calif. 72-71–143 CR

Matt Pinizzotto, Salinas, Calif. 73-70–143 CR

Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. 71-72–143 T

Joey Petronio, Orlando, Fla. 70-73–143 T

Richard Hearden III, Green Bay, Wis. 68-75–143 T

Steven Zychowski, Mendham, N.J. 70-73–143 T

Andrew Price, Lake Bluff, Ill. 71-72–143 T

Blair Hamilton, Canada 70-73–143 T

*Sean Yu, Chinese Taipei 75-69–144 CR

*Chase Koepka, Lake Worth, Fla. 76-68–144 CR

*Gerrit Chambers, Brush Prairie, Wash. 76-68–144 CR

*Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. 73-71–144 CR

*Jason Anthony, Fairfeld, Calif. 72-72–144 CR

*Rhys Pugh, Wales 70-74–144 CR

*Jordan Smith, England 72-72–144 CR

*Ian Davis, Edmond, Okla. 76-68–144 CR

*Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas 74-70–144 CR

*Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. 73-71–144 CR

*Sean Walsh, Keller, Texas 71-73–144 T

*Jade Scott, Daingerfield, Texas 74-70–144 T

*Zac Blair, Ogden, Utah 69-75–144 T

*Tyler Klava, Pace, Fla. 67-77–144 T

*Toni Hakula, Finland 70-74–144 T

*Mario Clemens, Mexico 70-74–144 T

*Gavin Green, Malaysia 73-71–144 T

Failed to qualify

Sam Bernstein, New York, N.Y. 74-71–145 CR

Ryan Benton, Dothan, Ala. 73-72–145 CR

Beau Hossler, Mission Viejo, Calif. 72-73–145 CR

Zach Hughes, Mobile, Ala. 74-71–145 CR

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. 74-71–145 CR

Greyson Sigg, Augusta, Ga. 72-73–145 CR

Brendan Leonard, Canada 75-70–145 CR

Chad Ramey, Fulton, Miss. 74-71–145 CR

Anders Albertson, Woodstock, Ga. 72-73–145 CR

Oliver Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. 72-73–145 CR

Peter Williamson, Hanover, N.H. 74-71–145 T

Nicholas Reach, Moscow, Pa. 73-72–145 T

Scott Fernandez, Spain 69-76–145 T

Turner Southey-Gordon, Canada 68-77–145 T

Robby Shelton, Wilmer, Ala. 72-73–145 T

Glen Scher, Agoura Hills, Calif. 72-73–145 T

Stephen Powers, St Charles, Ill. 73-72–145 T

Mark Anguiano, Whittier, Calif. 68-77–145 T

Ryan Tetrault, Orange, Calif. 72-73–145 T

Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. 70-75–145 T

Thomas Birdsey, Trophy Club, Texas 76-69–145 T

Wilson McDonald, Mobile, Ala. 73-73–146 CR

Steven Fox, Hendersonville, Tenn. 72-74–146 CR

Austen Truslow, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 77-69–146 CR

Taeksoo Kim, Republic of Korea 72-74–146 CR

Ryan Zech, Kearney, Mo. 74-72–146 CR

Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. 77-69–146 CR

Julien Brun, France 77-69–146 CR

Garrett Rank, Canada 76-70–146 CR

Benjamin Taylor, England 75-71–146 CR

Evan Russell, Grantham, N.H. 76-70–146 CR

Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La. 74-72–146 CR

Jack Perry, Santa Barbara, Calif. 70-76–146 T

Anthony Maccaglia, Tampa, Fla. 70-76–146 T

Payne Denman, Riverwatch, Tenn. 73-73–146 T

Cory Whitsett, Houston, Texas 72-74–146 T

Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. 75-71–146 T

Mac McClung, Fremont, Calif. 70-76–146 T

Justin Kadin, Bend, Ore. 71-75–146 T

John Sawin, San Francisco, Calif. 70-76–146 T

Talor Gooch, Midwest City, Okla. 74-72–146 T

Michael Kelley, Westerville, Ohio 76-71–147 CR

Pace Johnson, Fresno, Calif. 75-72–147 CR

Steven Ihm, Peosta, Iowa 76-71–147 CR

Jonathan Sanders, Chatsworth, Calif. 76-71–147 CR

Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. 78-69–147 CR

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei 72-75–147 CR

Andrew Lawson, Dallas, Texas 72-75–147 CR

Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. 75-72–147 CR

Joe Kastelic, Newton, N.C. 76-71–147 CR

Blake Snyder, Seattle, Wash. 80-67–147 CR

Greg Yates, Mansfield, Texas 76-71–147 CR

J.T. Poston, Hickory, N.C. 77-70–147 CR

Michael McCoy, West Des Moines, Iowa 71-76–147 T

James Erkenbeck, San Diego, Calif. 75-72–147 T

Matt Nesmith, North Augusta, S.C. 74-73–147 T

Casey O’Toole, Oneonta, Ala. 76-71–147 T

Chris Hemmerich, Canada 74-73–147 T

Jimmy Castles, Cupertino, Calif. 78-70–148 CR

Brian Campbell, Irvine, Calif. 76-72–148 CR

Evan Beck, Virginia Beach, Va. 77-71–148 CR

John Duke Hudson, San Angelo, Texas 76-72–148 CR

Rafael Becker, Brazil 74-74–148 CR

Andrew Dorn, West Chester, Ohio 74-74–148 CR

Chase Parker, Augusta, Ga. 77-71–148 CR

Tyler Dunlap, Westlake, Texas 79-69–148 CR

Kevin Reilly, Oviedo, Fla. 75-73–148 CR

Michael Schoolcraft, Denver, Colo. 71-77–148 T

Cameron Harrell, Colorado Springs, Colo. 72-76–148 T

Harry Higgs, Overland Park, Kan. 71-77–148 T

Michael J. Smith, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73-75–148 T

Carl Jonson, Bainbridge Island, Wash. 71-77–148 T

Dalan Refioglu, Foster City, Calif. 71-77–148 T

David Snyder, McAllen, Texas 74-74–148 T

Alex Edfort, Somerset, N.J. 71-77–148 T

Santiago Gavino, Mexico 76-72–148 T

Payne Gniewek, Austin, Texas 71-77–148 T

Carson Young, Pendleton, S.C. 73-75–148 T

Carlos Ortiz, Mexico 74-74–148 T

Brett Patterson, McMinnville, Tenn. 77-72–149 CR

Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. 78-71–149 CR

Nathan Kimsey, England 77-72–149 CR

Andrew McCain, Minneapolis, Minn. 78-71–149 CR

Kramer Hickok, Plano, Texas 75-74–149 CR

Taylor Macdonald, Australia 75-74–149 CR

Brandon Dalinka, Newtown, Pa. 74-75–149 CR

Rufie Fessler, Bakersfield, Calif. 73-76–149 T

Zach Estep, Lawrenceville, Ga. 74-75–149 T

Ryan Troyer, Sugarcreek, Ohio 73-76–149 T

Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va. 70-79–149 T

Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas 73-76–149 T

Thomas Elissalde, France 75-74–149 T

Brandon McIver, Billings, Mont. 71-78–149 T

Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn. 70-79–149 T

Andrew Decker, Greenville, N.C. 75-74–149 T

Andy Aduddell, Avondale, Ariz. 77-73–150 CR

Soo-Min Lee, Republic of Korea 74-76–150 CR

Chang-Woo Lee, Republic of Korea 78-72–150 CR

Matt Van Zandt, Houston, Texas 74-76–150 CR

Brian Jung, Canada 74-76–150 CR

Devin Miertschin, El Paso, Texas 80-70–150 CR

Sam Straka, Valdosta, Ga. 78-72–150 CR

Aaron Wise, Lake Elsinore, Calif. 77-73–150 CR

Trevor Cone, Concord, N.C. 78-72–150 CR

Jesse Bull, Minneapolis, Minn. 74-76–150 CR

Nathan Smith, Brookville, Pa. 75-75–150 CR

Ryan Riley, North Easton, Mass. 78-72–150 CR

Eddie Wajda, Brookfield, Wis. 78-72–150 T

Brandon Baumgarten, Granite Bay, Calif. 74-76–150 T

Trevor Simsby, Seattle, Wash. 77-73–150 T

Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. 72-78–150 T

Tee-K Kelly, Wheaton, Ill. 72-78–150 T

Raymond Knoll, Naperville, Ill. 74-76–150 T

Michael Cromie, Cary, N.C. 70-80–150 T

Colin Brennan, Andover, Mass. 76-74–150 T

Andrew Lister, Katy, Texas 77-74–151 CR

Garrick Porteous, England 79-72–151 CR

Yaroslav Merkulov, Penfield, N.Y. 73-78–151 CR

Chris Crawford, Bensalem, Pa. 80-71–151 CR

Beau Hanson, Frazee, Minn. 78-73–151 CR

Matt Williams, Chico, Calif. 75-76–151 CR

Scott Lamb, South Bend, Ind. 82-69–151 CR

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. 74-77–151 CR

Mitch Rutledge, St. Louis, Mo. 72-79–151 T

Vaughan McCall, New Zealand 75-76–151 T

Pete Ballo, Stamford, Conn. 76-75–151 T

Andrew Wyatt, Midland, Texas 74-77–151 T

Neil Bautista, Bakersfield, Calif. 78-73–151 T

Miguel Delgado, Novato, Calif. 76-75–151 T

Landon Lyons, Baton Rouge, La. 79-72–151 T

Will Starke, Chapin, S.C. 73-78–151 T

David Szewczul, Farmington, Conn. 75-76–151 T

Scott Strohmeyer, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 74-78–152 CR

Jamison Randall, Cumberland, R.I. 75-77–152 CR

Lee Knox, Augusta, Ga. 79-73–152 CR

Drew Miller, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 74-78–152 CR

Luke Vivolo, Carmel, Calif. 79-73–152 CR

Dylan Crowley, Los Angeles, Calif. 76-76–152 CR

Kevin Dehuff, Coto De Caza, Calif. 80-72–152 CR

Chance Holden, Dexter, Mo. 79-73–152 CR

Chris Thayer, Aurora, Colo. 79-73–152 CR

Nathan Anderson, Burleson, Texas 80-72–152 CR

Dennis Bull, Norwalk, Iowa 73-79–152 T

Brandt Garon, Baton Rouge, La. 78-74–152 T

Daniel Hoeve, Australia 75-77–152 T

Jake Tucker, Cullman, Ala. 77-75–152 T

Tyler McMorrow, St. Cloud, Minn. 73-79–152 T

Parker Hewit, Westfield Center, Ohio 72-80–152 T

Matt Oshrine, Baltimore, Md. 78-74–152 T

Trey Martin, Scottsdale, Ariz. 79-73–152 T

Eric Meier, Normal, Ill. 77-75–152 T

Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. 73-79–152 T

Will Seger, Jasper, Ind. 74-78–152 T

Brett Drewitt, Australia 75-77–152 T

Ben Baxter, Flower Mound, Texas 71-81–152 T

Branden Chicorka, Enfield, Conn. 77-75–152 T

Alex Kephart, Colorado Springs, Colo. 77-76–153 CR

Conner Godsey, Rogersville, Ala. 79-74–153 CR

Joseph Ovalle, Brea, Calif. 78-75–153 CR

Sam Hudson, Fayetteville, Ark. 81-72–153 CR

Steven Souchek, Columbia, Ill. 79-74–153 CR

Robert Geibel, Pembroke Pines, Fla. 75-78–153 T

Max Adler, Norwalk, Conn. 76-77–153 T

Tim Crouch, Mount Vernon, Ohio 73-80–153 T

Michael Hines, Woodstock, Ga. 73-80–153 T

Jake Istnick, Dallas, Texas 77-76–153 T

Doug Hoppe, Canada 74-79–153 T

Tyler Wingo, Fairfax, Va. 72-81–153 T

Myles Lewis, New Orleans, La. 74-79–153 T

Andrew Walker, Battle Creek, Mich. 76-77–153 T

Chris Houston, Gilford, N.H. 71-82–153 T

Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C. 78-76–154 CR

Michael Kim, Del Mar, Calif. 81-73–154 CR

Takeshi Eno, Japan 78-76–154 CR

Casey Vangsness, Alexandria, Minn. 79-75–154 CR

Stephen Seiden, Drexel Hill, Pa. 82-72–154 CR

Bobby Schaeffer, La Quinta, Calif. 80-74–154 CR

Matt Buse, Loveland, Ohio 84-70–154 CR

Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. 79-75–154 CR

Mike Andre, Fort Myers, Fla. 74-80–154 T

Andrew Bailey, Rocky River, Ohio 74-80–154 T

Shintaro Ban, San Jose, Calif. 81-74–155 CR

Keegan Drugan, Holmen, Wis. 79-76–155 CR

Tyler Falk, Springfield, Ore. 75-80–155 CR

Kevin Josephson, New Britain, Conn. 83-72–155 CR

Hunter O’Mahony, Tequesta, Fla. 80-75–155 CR

T.J. Shuart, Coral Springs, Fla. 84-71–155 CR

Dylan Newman, New Rochelle, N.Y. 82-73–155 CR

Michael Makris, South Bend, Ind. 76-79–155 CR

Jordan Reinertson, Gibbon, Neb. 79-76–155 CR

Jake Coffey, Columbus, Ind. 75-80–155 T

Gus Lundquist, Parker, Colo. 78-77–155 T

Ben Balter, Wellesley, Mass. 74-81–155 T

Austin Amaya, Yorba Linda, Calif. 75-80–155 T

Jeremy Sanders, Chatsworth, Calif. 75-80–155 T

Andrew Novara, Murphysboro, Ill. 75-80–155 T

Andrew Lane, Fairport, N.Y. 78-78–156 CR

Curtis Skinner, Lake Bluff, Ill. 79-77–156 CR

Lee Maxwell, Cookeville, Tenn. 86-70–156 CR

Joe Parkinson, Alpine, Utah 78-78–156 T

Scott Jaster, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 79-77–156 T

Gordon Neale, Dove Canyon, Calif. 74-82–156 T

John Gratton, Wellesley, Mass. 80-77–157 CR

J.D. Dornes, Lancaster, Pa. 80-77–157 CR

Zach Herr, New Hope, Pa. 81-76–157 CR

Sean Fahey, Villanova, Pa. 83-74–157 CR

Mat Miller, Pleasanton, Calif. 72-85–157 T

Kyler Sauer, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 78-79–157 T

Alex Ellis, Austin, Texas 82-75–157 T

Paul Simpkins, Oviedo, Fla. 76-81–157 T

Taylor Moore, Edmond, Okla. 78-79–157 T

Artie Fink Jr., Altoona, Pa. 79-79–158 CR

Randy Lewis, Alma, Mich. 80-78–158 CR

Brennan Smith, Canada 82-76–158 CR

Julio Vegas, Venezuela 80-78–158 T

Ryan Celano, Naples, Fla. 73-85–158 T

Christopher Burger, Cincinnati, Ohio 79-79–158 T

Mark Cusic, California, Md. 78-80–158 T

Kyle Martin, Plant City, Fla. 84-75–159 CR

Will McLaughlin, Bedford, N.H. 83-76–159 T

Will Flitcroft, Australia 80-80–160 CR

Ben Warnquist, Rockville, Md. 81-79–160 CR

Andrew Wood, Alameda, Calif. 85-75–160 CR

Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J. 81-79–160 CR

Evan Bowser, Dearborn, Mich. 80-80–160 T

Austin Padova, Hudson, Fla. 76-84–160 T

Kyle Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 82-79–161 T

Corey Birch, Ridgefield, Conn. 80-81–161 T

Christopher Colli, Winter Park, Fla. 80-82–162 T

Mark Manwaring, Long Beach, Calif. 78-84–162 T

Alex Higgs, Overland Park, Kan. 86-76–162 T

Alex Burge, Bloomington, Ill. 79-83–162 T

Nate Pereira, Ludlow, Mass. 81-81–162 T

Brent Grant, Honolulu, Hawaii 74-89–163 T

Robbie Van Riper, Tallahassee, Fla. 77-87–164 T

Kyle Danford, Fort Collins, Colo. 92-73–165 CR

Brett Nichols, San Antonio, Texas 78-87–165 T

Christopher Felix, Phoenix, Ariz. 82-83–165 T

Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, N.C. 86-79–165 T

Grant Houser, Holly Springs, N.C. 77-88–165 T

Peter French, Bellingham, Mass. 87-79–166 CR

Pete DeTemple, Callaway, Md. 88-78–166 CR

Tanner Bulejski, St. Louis, Mo. 86-80–166 T

Blake Meek, Pasadena, Calif. 84-83–167 CR

Gates Muller, Traverse City, Mich. 82-85–167 T

Arthur Zelmati, France 79-89–168 T