Brian Carroll Advances to Match Play at US Amateur Golf Championship
Aug. 23, 2005
ARDMORE, PA - George Washington University senior Brian Carroll (Crystal Lake, IL/Crystal Lake South) shot a 4-over-par 74 Monday at the 6,846-yard Merion Golf Club, before firing an even-par 70 on Tuesday at the 6,967-yard Philadelphia Country Club to advance to match play at the 105th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, hosted by the Merion Golf Club.
Carroll is one of just 64 golfers, out of a field of 312, to advance to match play through two rounds of stroke play split between the two courses. On Monday, Carroll posted a pair of birdies as he shot 2-over-par on both the front and back nine. He bounced back on Tuesday notching four birdies overall, including three over the final seven holes to earn a spot in the match play portion of the championship as one of the elite amateur golfers in the country.
The U.S. Amateur will have 10 hours of live national coverage on The Golf Channel and NBC over the last five days of the championship. First round matches are scheduled for Wednesday and will be aired live on the Golf Channel from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The USGA conducts 13 national championships annually, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. The U.S. Amateur is the oldest USGA championship.
The Colonials' co-captain, Carroll was named the 2005 Atlantic 10 Conference Student-Athlete of the Year for men's golf. He competed in 14 tournaments during the 2004-05 season, placing among the top 10 seven times, including four second-place finishes. He also had three top-20 finishes. He led GW with a 74.59 stroke average over 30.5 rounds. He matched his season low round of 70 three times, including one at the Princeton Invitational to help George Washington to the team title.
The Golf Channel Coverage First Round Matches - Wed. (Aug. 24), 3-5 p.m. (EDT) Third Round Matches - Thurs. (Aug. 25), 4-6 p.m. (EDT) Quarterfinal Matches - Fri. (Aug. 26), 3-5 p.m. (EDT)
NBC Coverage Semifinal Matches - Sat. (Aug. 27), 4-6 p.m. (EDT) Championship Match - Sun. (Aug. 28), 4-6 p.m. (EDT)