OAKMONT, Pa.- North Texas senior golfer Zach Atkinson continues to march through the field at the U.S. Amateur with a second round win over Steve Slayden 2 and 1 to move into the Round of 16. Atkinson advances to face Wake Forest All-American Bill Haas in a quarterfinal match Thursday afternoon.
Atkinson rallied for the victory after being two down 10 holes into the match. Atkinson won two of the next three holes and pulled in front of Slayden at the 15th hole with a birdie. Atkinson closed out the match with a par on the 17th hole to advance.
Atkinson, an All-Sun Belt Conference member this season, has advanced two rounds further than last season at the prestigious event and can advance to the final eight with a win over Haas in the quarterfinals.