Quarterfinals set at the State Public Links Championship
Sean Skellenger of Austin chipped in from just off the green on Hole No. 16 to win his Round of 32 match 4&2, upsetting eighth-seeded Kevin Burke from North Richland Hills. Andrew McGee is Skellenger’s next opponent, while fourth-seeded Andre Garcia and 20th-seeded Brody Watkins won their matches in 19 holes.
Three members of the Schreiner University Golf team are in the field of this year’s championship, including Jimmy Keener, who beat teammate Zach Oliver 3&2 to advance to the next round. “You want your teammate to win but at the same time, I need to win,” said Keener after his Round of 32 match. Cheyne Kendall was the third member of the Mountaineers Golf team playing in the championship.
Doug Manor beat Chad Ahn of Richardson in his first match and will play Keener, while third-seeded Dillon Vaughn, 19th-seeded Joseph Tedesco and 22nd-seeded Hunter Shattuck won their Round of 32 matches.
Stratton Nolen of Austin won his Round of 32 match, 2&1, and will play Grant Bennett, who moved past Jim Quinn, 5&3. Will Griffin and Parker Kienholz needed 24 holes determine the outcome of their match, but Griffin prevailed and will face Tanner Thompson, who won his match, 6&4.