Thursday, August 21, 2008

Brady Exber, 52, Makes 2nd Round of US Amateur

I posted about this quickly yesterday over at Waggle Room. Brady Exber made match play at the age of 52 in dramatic fashion at the end of stroke play yesterday at Pinehurst #2. Yesterday, in his first round match, he continued the improbable run by winning in 20 holes.

Ryan Herrington of Golf World reports:

Brady Exber is an anomaly at the 108th U.S. Amateur Championship. At 52, he is more likely to be mistaken for a competitor's father than a competitor himself. Yet after playing the longest match of the first round, beating Josh Anderson (age 19) in 20 holes, he remains the oldest golfer still playing at Pinehurst No. 2.

A standout player in his native Las Vegas, winning Southern Nevada player-of-the-year honors a record eight times and earning a spot in the association's Hall of Fame, Exber has had only nominal success in national competition. He qualified for the U.S. Senior Open last year, finishing T-41 at Whistling Straits. (He missed the cut at this year's Senior British Open.) In three previous U.S. Amateurs appearances, he never made it to match play.
Pretty impressive stuff and I'll keep you posted on his run.

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