AURORA, Colo. - None of the three Maui golfers playing in the U.S. Amateur qualified for the match-play portion of the tournament after Tuesday's second round of stroke play.
Justin Keiley of Haiku carded a 2-under-par 68 at CommonGround Golf Course to finish at 5-over 146 and in a tie for 100th place - he played his first round at the par-71 Cherry Hills Country Club.
Taeksoo Kim of Wailuku had a 4-over 75 at Cherry Hills for a 147 total, tied for 120th place.
Alex Chiarella of Pukalani shot a 75 at CommonGround and finished at 153, in a tie for 239th place.
The top 64 finishers advanced to match play, which begins today at Cherry Hills. The match-play cut was 2 over. Bobby Wyatt of Alabama was the stroke-play medalist, carding a 68 at CommonGround for a 9-under total of 132.
Keiley, a junior on the team at Brigham Young and graduate of Baldwin High School who in July reached the second round of the
U.S. Amateur Public Links, had six birdies and four bogeys on Tuesday, playing the par-5 holes in 2 under.
Kim, a St. Anthony graduate who now is a senior on the team at Boise State and who won last month's Idaho Golf Association Men's State Amateur Championship, had five bogeys and a birdie.
Chiarella, who won the Maui Open last week, had five bogeys, a double bogey and an eagle on the par-5 18th hole. The recent Seabury Hall graduate will begin his freshman season at the University of San Diego next month.