USF's Cory McElyea and Cal's Michael Weaver and Brandon Hagy advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur in Brookline, Mass., with strong showings after two days of stroke play.
McElyea was the best of the local bunch firing rounds of 73 and 69 to finish the two days at 2-over par. Weaver, who finished as the event's runner-up last year, and Hagy both carded 3-over 143s after the two rounds.
Englishman Neil Raymond and Australia's Brady Watt tied for medalist honors at 6-under 134.
Each golfer played one round at The Country Club and the Charles River Country Club.
The top 49 golfers advanced to a six-round match play tournament, with the 17 who were tied at 4-over scheduled for a playoff this morning for the remaining 15 spots. Match play begins today and runs through Sunday.
One of the players fighting for a one of the final 15 spots in the match-play field will be Stanford's Patrick Rodgers.
The event's defending champion Steven Fox finished at 6-over and missed the cut.
— Staff, wire report