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2021 U.S. AMATEUR: Match Play Rounds of 64 & 32 Photo Gallery



Travis Vick, a Texas sophomore, hits out of the "church pew" bunkers on the 4th hole during the Round of 32. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

OAKMONT, Pa. — With the Round of 64 in the match play stage of the 121st U.S. Amateur Championship put on hold on Wednesday night due to another weather delay and darkness, the competition got back underway early Thursday morning at Oakmont Country Club.

The field of 64 was whittled down to 32 just before 2:00 p.m. and at 2:15, the Round of 32 began, with players teeing off from both #1 and from #10.

Keep tabs on the ongoing U.S. Amateur at Oakmont with our championship liveblog!

Let’s revisit the day through the lens of Pittsburgh Golf Now photojournalist Mike Darnay.

The morning sun climbed over the #1 fairway as play began at 7:30 a.m. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Stanford’s Henry Shimp hits out of a bunker on #16. He was defeated on the 17th hole in round of 16 by John Marshall Butler. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Mark Goetz, a Greensburg native and West Virginia University 5th-year senior tees off on the 10th hole. Goetz, the #1-seed, had a 3-hole lead with 4 holes to play, but David Nyfjall rallied to win the last 4 holes and the match. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

The front nine starts to fill up with golfers and spectators alike as the Round of 64 resumes. (MIKE DARNAY//PGN)

Spectators stand high on a hill overlooking the #16 Par 3.(MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Bunker save. After landing his drive on #17 into a greenside bunker, David Nyfjall was able to get up and down to save par, while Mark Goetz bogeyed the hole, drawing the match all square. Nyfjall would go on to win the match on the 18th hole. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Comeback complete. Down by 3 holes with 6 left to play, Michael Thorbjornsen rallied, making birdie on the next 5 holes to win the match on the 17th hole. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Seeking shade. Gene Soriano found a lone bit of shade under a tree below the 1st green while waiting to serve as a volunteer marshal on the 9th hole during the Round of 32. (MIKE DARNAY/PGN)

Michael Cliff watches a chip shot onto the 17th green, hoping for a good result. Cliff would go on to lose the hole and the match. (Mike Darnay/PGN)

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