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Friday, July 18, 2003
Rose, Snedecker square off in 36-hole final

Associated Press

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Oklahoma State's Dayton Rose and Vanderbilt's Brant Snedecker each won two matches Friday to advance to the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Rose beat medalist Jeff Overton of Indiana, 3 and 1 in the quarterfinals, and Lamar's Chris Stroud 4 and 2 in the semifinals.

"It's one of the better days of golf I've ever had," Rose said. "My ball striking was as close to perfect as I've ever had it. Finally, I started making some putts in the afternoon."

In a semifinal match of Vanderbilt connections, Snedecker, a first-team All-America selection at the Nashville school, beat 18-year-old Luke List, of Ringgold, Ga., 2 and 1.

List will attend Vanderbilt in the fall as a freshman.

Snedecker beat former Arizona State player Brady Stockton 1-up, in the quarterfinals.

The tournament is limited to amateurs who do not have playing privileges on a private course.