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By Kent Larsen

'Mormon' Attack on Tiger Woods' Records Fails

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- A double-barrell attack on Tiger Woods' US Amateur Championship records came up empty Friday as both defending US Amateur Champion and LDS Church member Jeff Quinney and 17-year-old Danile Summerhays lost in the tournament's quarterfinals. Quinney lost by just one hole to his former ASU teammate and fellow Oregonian Brian Nosler while Summerhays, the youngest player in the quarterfinals, lost to Robert Hamilton, the oldest player.

Had either gone on to win the tournament, instead of just making the quarterfinals where they were two of eight players, they would have met or taken Tiger Woods' US Amateur Championship record. At 17, Summerhays would have been the youngest ever US Amateur Champion, a record that now will remain with Tiger Woods, who won his first US Amateur Championship at age 18. Had Quinney won, he would have been the first repeat champion since Woods, who is the only player to win the tournament in three succeeding years.

Summerhays took his loss with grace, saying he was happy with his experience, "Being here at 17 is just a dream come true," he said. "I definitely got beat by the better player. Yes I could have played better, but Robert could have played better too. . . . [Hamilton] deserves it. He's the better player." Hamilton, in turn, was gracious in return, "Hey, I've got a few years on you," he replied. "Just keep doing what you're doing." Summerhays, the nephew of PGA Senior Tour pro Bruce Summerhays, starts his senior year of high school today. He plans to sign with BYU for next year and serve an LDS mission.

For Quinney the loss was more of a shock. He led Nosler by two holes with four to go, but lost the match in those four holes. Even on the 18th green, he could have tied the match and extended it, but instead missed a 5-foot put. Immediately after his loss, Quinney announced that he would turn pro and make his PGA Tour debut this week in the Air Canada Championship in British Columbia. As a former US Amateur Champion, Quinney was able to compete in the Masters, US Open and British Open earlier this year and still has seven exceptions that allow him to compete in PGA Tour events. With good play he could parlay these events into a permanent spot on the tour.

While neither Quinney nor Summerhays were BYU students (at least not yet), one BYU player was also competing in the US Amateur Championship quarterfinals. Manuel Marizalde won his quarterfinal match, but lost Saturday in the semifinals. However, Mormon News isn't covering his performance, because he is Roman Catholic.


Golf: U.S. Amateur Notebook
Atlanta GA Journal-Constitution 25Aug01 S2
By Glenn Sheeley and Karen Rosen: Staff

Quinney knocked off at U.S. Amateur
Akron OH Beacon Journal 25Aug01 S2
Ex-roomate stuns defending champ

Hamilton and Dickerson to play for U.S. Amateur title
Philadelphia PA Inquirer 26Aug01 S2
By Joe Logan: Inquirer Staff Writer

Final (unknown) four vie for U.S. Amateur title
Philadelphia PA Inquirer 25Aug01 S2
By Joe Logan: Inquirer Staff Writer

Cougars' Merizalde Falls in Semifinals
Salt Lake Tribune 26Aug01 S2


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