Raymond, Watt to quarterfinals
BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Qualifying medalists Neil Raymond and Brady Watt each won two matches Thursday to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals at The Country Club.
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Raymond, trying to become the first English winner since 1911, beat Zachary Olsen of Cordova, Tenn., 2 and 1 in the morning and edged Australia's Nathan Holman 1 up in the afternoon. Watt, from Australia, topped Seth Reeves of Duluth, Ga., 3 and 2 in the morning and beat Canada's Charlie Hughes 2 and 1 in the afternoon.
In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, Adam Ball of Richmond, Va., will meet England's Matt Fitzpatrick. Ball routed Chelso Barrett of Surry, N.H., 6 and 5, and Fitzpatrick beat Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y., 4 and 3.
In the lower-bracket quarterfinals, Watt will face Scottie Scheffler of Dallas; and Australia's Oliver Goss will meet Brandon Matthews of Dupont, Pa. Scheffler, the U.S. Junior Amateur winner last month, beat Austria's Matthias Schwab 1 up, Goss topped Xander Schauffele of San Diego 3 and 1, and Matthews edged Charlie Danielson of Osceola, Wis., 3 and 2.
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