Scheffler, Riley to meet in Junior Am final
Truckee, CA (Sports Network) - Scottie Scheffler and Davis Riley advanced to the finals on Friday at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Scheffler had to wrap up his third-round match first on Friday. Two weather delays led to play being suspended due to darkness on Thursday. Scheffler needed four holes, and 19 in all, to oust Justin Suh, 1-up.
The 17-year-old Scheffler took down P.J. Samiere, 3 & 2, in the quarterfinals and then rolled to a 6 & 4 win over Doug Ghim in the semis at Martis Camp Club.
Riley never made it to the 17th hole on Friday. He knocked out China's Zecheng Dou, 4 & 2, in the quarters, then cruised by John Augenstein, 4 & 3, in the semifinals.
Scheffler never trailed in his match against Ghim. The duo split six wins in the first seven holes as they went to the eighth all square. Ghim made bogey at eight and double-bogey at nine to fall 2-down.
Around the turn, Scheffler made an eagle on the 10th and won the 11th with a par. He was suddenly 4-up. Birdies at 13 and 14 closed out then win for Scheffler.
Riley stumbled to a bogey at No. 1, then squared the match with a birdie on the par-5 fourth. The duo halved three in a row before Riley took charge.
The 16-year-old Riley birdied the eighth and 10th, while he also won the ninth with a par. That spurt gave him a 3-up lead, which he extended at 13, where a bogey was good enough to win the hole. They halved the next two holes and that gave Riley a spot in the finals.
07/26 19:58:12 ET