Aug. 23, 2007
Clemson, SC – Clemson sophomore All-American Kyle Stanley lost to David McDaniel of Tucson, AZ and the University of Arizona in the second round of the United States Match Play championship on Thursday morning 1-up. The match was played at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Stanley had won his first round match over Jon Bettencourt of Fresno, CA 5 and 3. He never trailed in his first round win and led for most of his second round match. In fact, Stanley had a one-up lead with two holes to play, but he lost the 17th and 18th holes, and McDaniel came away with the victory.
McDaniel had a 1-up lead after winning the second hole, but Stanley came back to win the fourth hole. The lead for either player was never greater than one hole. Stanley won the 14th hole to take a 1-up lead, an advantage he took to the 17th tee.
Stanley was the first Clemson golfer to win a round of match play on Wednesday. The last Tiger to win a match at the US Amateur was Gregg Jones, who reached the Sweet 16 of the event in 2003.
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