Aug. 12, 2014
Rising junior Carson Jacobs carded a three-under par, 69, on the Atlanta Athletic Club Riverside Course and vaulted into a tie for eighth in the 36-hole stroke play portion of the U.S. Amateur, which qualifies him for match play on Wednesday. The top 64 players from stroke play advance to match play.
Jacobs carded five birdies and two bogeys in his round on Tuesday, and entered the round today in a tie for 24th.
“My expectations were to go as far as I felt like I could and just play well and see where it took me,” Jacobs told the U.S. Amateur Tuesday. “I didn't really set a limit. Obviously playing in a tournament, you would like to win, and go in with the mindset, just take it one hole at a time."
Jacobs will tee off against Frederick Wedel of The Woodlands, Texas, in his round of 64 match on Wednesday.
Four other Commodores joined Jacobs in Atlanta, but the Hendersonville native was the only one to advance to match play. Senior Hunter Stewart carded a three-over, 146, and missed the match play cut by one shot, Ben Fogler and junior Zack Jaworski each finished with a 147 (+4), two strokes back of the cut, while incoming freshman Theo Humphrey finished four strokes back (149).