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Malaysia's Gavin Kyle Green is playing in his third US Amateur Championship. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: National No. 1 Gavin Kyle Green’s hopes of progressing in the US Amateur Open golf championship came a cropper in the match play first round at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
The 20-year-old, who is ranked 18th in the world amateur rankings, went down 4 & 3 in match play to Paul Howard of England on Wednesday.
Gavin, a final year student at the University of New Mexico, had earlier survived the challenging stroke-play format held on Monday and Tuesday. A total of 312 players took part with only 64 players making the cut for the match play.
Gavin survived the cull by finishing joint eighth with a five-under 139.
It was Gavin’s third straight appearance in the tournament. He made his debut two years ago at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado.
Then, Gavin did better as he managed to reach the match play second round before going down to Taiwan’s Pan Cheng-tsung.
The tournament, in its 114th edition, is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious amateur championships with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods the former champions.
Iain Steel, the first golfer from Malaysia to compete in the US Amateurs, and Ben Leong were the other Malaysians to have played in this championship.
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