ECU's Ault Finishes 105th U.S. Amateur With Even Par Round
Aug. 24, 2005
Ardmore, Pa. - East Carolina sophomore golfer Chris Ault carded an even-par round of 70 (36-34) during the second round of the 105th U.S. Amateur Tuesday afternoon at the Philadelphia Country Club.
A native of Levittown, Pa., Ault recorded an one-over par 36 on the front nine which included three birdies and four bogey's. On the back nine, he birdied a pair of par-4's (No. 10 and No. 13), for a one-under par 34. Ault finished the tournament tied for 138th after posting a 36-hole score of 151 (81-70).
Ault became the third Pirate under head coach Kevin Williams to participate in the U.S. Amateur. Last year Adam Howell and Ryan Neal both qualified for the prestigious event that was held at the historic Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
The cut for match play came at 6-over-par 146, with 19 golfers in a playoff to determine the final 17 spots. The playoff will start at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on the par 3 13th hole.
James Lepp, 20, of Canada, had six birdies and shot a 5-under-par 65 at Philadelphia Country Club Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 5-under 135 to take medalist honors for the stroke-play portion of the U.S. Amateur. Korey Mahoney, 21, of East Lansing, Mich., was four shots back with a 67-139.