PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – After a freshman season in which Notre Dame men’s golfer Davis Chatfield played all 32 rounds for the Irish, averaging 72.8 strokes per round, the Massachusetts native is now making waves at the US Amateur.
The tournament started with 312 amateurs, battling it out for the top-64 spots after two rounds of stroke play – one each at Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach. Chatfield shot a 71 at Spyglass, followed by a 74 at Pebble Beach. His two-over par score put him in a tie for 36th, thus qualifying for match play.
On Wednesday, Chatfield matched up against Ryan Smith in the Round of 64. In an impressive showing, Chatfield did not concede a single hole, as the rising sophomore was five-up through the front-nine, and ultimately won six-up with four to play.
“I’m really happy to be here competing against the top amateurs in the world,” Chatfield stated. “The views don’t get any better than Pebble Beach. I’m happy with where my game is at going into Thursday’s round. I just have to take it one shot at a time and I’ll see where that takes me.”
Chatfield will now tee off at 11:50 a.m. ET against Stew Hagestad in the Round of 32. Be sure to follow @NDMensGolf on Twitter and Instagram for updates for the remainder of the US Amateur.
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