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|Updated August 20, 2012Updated August 18, 2012
With an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole, Steven
Fox edged out Michael Weaver for victory at the U.S. Amateur Championship. The
Chattanooga senior became the highest seed, No. 63, to win the U.S. Amateur (in 1999, David Gossett won at Pebble Beach ranked No. 57).
“My goal was just to make it to the Match Play the first
time, being my first U.S. Amateur,” said Fox, who earned an exemption to next
year’s U.S. Open and British Open, and will likely receive an invitation to the
2012 Masters Tournament. “I just kept going and kept fighting. This
Fox earned top-10 finishes in his two AJGA starts before
signing with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he has earned nine
top-10 finishes including a win at the 2010 Furman Intercollegiate. Earlier
this summer, Fox advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Public Links
Updated August 19, 2012
Steven Fox came from behind to defeat Michael Weaver in 37 holes at the 2012 U.S. Amateur.GolfweekGolf WorldFINAL MATCH - MIDPOINT
Weaver holds a 2-up lead
over Steven Fox at the halfway point of the 36-hole final.
Updated August 17, 2012
The U.S. Amateur Championship final will come down to two former
AJGA players, as all four players entering Saturday’s semifinals are alumni.
After defeating Alabama teammate Bobby Wyatt during the round
of 16, Justin Thomas faced off against
Oliver Goss of Australia. Thomas prevailed, 2-up, in the only match of the day to
go 18 holes. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American will meet UC-Berkeley golfer
Michael Weaver in the semifinals.
Weaver, who captured two AJGA victories during his junior
career, bested Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia, 4 and 3, to earn his spot in the
“I’m having a great week and I couldn’t be happier,” Weaver
said. “I’ve taken it one day at a time, one match at a time, and I’ve played
Joining Weaver in the semifinals is fellow Cal golfer Brandon Hagy, who will go head-to-head
with Steven Fox, a senior at University
of Tennessee-Chattanooga. A former HP Scholastic Junior All-American, Hagy
defeated Cheng-Tsung Pan in the quarterfinals, 4 and 3. Fox, who competed in
two AJGA events, claimed his spot in the semifinals after ousting Chris
Williams, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, 4 and 2.