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.