Milwaukee, Wis- Talk about a pressure cooker! Mosley alum Zach Primavera, playing in his last amateur event, finishing 36 holes of stroke play at the United States Amateur Championship at even par. That left Zach in a 20 way tie for the final four of 64 spots advancing to today's match play.
So Zach and the 19 others at even, playing it off starting with a one hole playoff at Erin Hills outside Milwaukee. That playoff hole, the 525 yard par 4 tenth, into a harsh left to right wind no less. Zach's drive pulled a little left, so he had 240 to the flag, his approach knocked down by the wind, and pushed to the right, a little short of the green.
He knew he had to make par to stay alive, he chips it up on a decent line, just a tad strong, so he needed to make that putt to save par and stay in the playoff.
He misses the putt just to the left, that bogey knocking Zach out. I spoke to him a short time later, he says naturally he's very disappointed, though overall, he was pleased with how he played, pointing out even par was one of the lowest cuts ever in the U.S. Amateur.
He says it's tough to bogey the final hole you play as an amateur, especially when it knocks you from this championship. Zach now setting his sights on PGA Q-school in September.