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Horsfield, Crocker reach US Junior quarterfinals

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm •  Published: July 24, 2014

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at The Club at Carlton Woods.

The 17-year-old Horsfield, from England, beat South Korea's Won Jun Lee 3 and 2 in the second round, and topped Australia's Zach Murray 1 up in the third.

The 17-year-old Crocker, from Zimbabwe, beat John Augenstein of Owensboro, Kentucky, 3 and 2, and edged Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, California, in 20 holes.

On Friday on the Nicklaus Course, Horsfield will face Norway's Andreas Halvorsen in the upper-bracket quarterfinals, and Crocker will play William Zalatoris of Plano, Texas, in the lower bracket.

The semifinals are Friday afternoon, and the final is set for Saturday.