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Chestnut advances at U.S. Mid-Am as Mickelson, Byrd's brothers fall

Updated: September 9, 2008, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

RIVER HILLS, WI -- Jimmy Chestnut beat Matthew Williams 5-and-3 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U. S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Williams staved off elimination by winning the 14th hole, but Chestnut took the next with a birdie 4 to close out the match. Chestnut also topped Derek Berg 4-and-3 in a morning match.

"I have been playing pretty good," said the third-year University of Michigan State law student.

Two rounds of match play Tuesday at the Milwaukee Country ...

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