Matt Fitzpatrick eyes U.S. Am history

Updated: August 16, 2013, 1:01 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- The U.S. Amateur is full of polished young players with bright futures, but one stuck out on the second day of match play here at the historic Country Club.

His name is Matt Fitzpatrick, an 18-year-old Englishman, who advanced Thursday to the quarterfinals with two commanding wins on the Rees Jones redesigned course that is hosting its sixth U.S. Amateur. In both his morning and afternoon matches, Fitzpatrick beat his opponents 4 and 3. He will face Adam Ball on Friday.

"It's ...

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