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Foust marches on; upsets abound at PNGA Men’s Amateur; quarterfinal match-ups set

Sam Foust, the No. 1 seed in the match-play bracket of the 116th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur, continued his success today, winning his afternoon Round of 16 match against Patrick Sato, 3 and 1. Foust advances to tomorrow’s quarterfinal matches, where he will face Brian Mogg of Sammamish, Wash.

Other than Foust’s win, the championship, being held this week at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort in Creswell, Ore., saw a number of upsets today.

Mogg took down Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash. in the Round of 16, but it took 21 holes to do it. Earlier this season, McCullough, a rising senior at the University of Wyoming, won the Washington Open playing against the region’s professionals, and last week was the co-leader after the first round of the Sahalee Players Championship. Mogg is a rising senior at Washington State.

Another upset was Emmett Oh, a recent graduate of the University of Houston, taking down 36-year-old Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, 5 and 4 in the Round of 16. Hatley was named the PNGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year the past two years and has been playing well again this summer.

Logan Lowe of Grass Valley, Calif., a rising junior at George Washington University in Washington, DC, is quickly making his presence felt. In the Round of 64, he dispatched Cole Madey, the reigning Oregon Amateur champion, and this afternoon he defeated Chase Carlson of Tacoma, Wash., the reigning Washington State Amateur champion. In tomorrow morning’s quarterfinal match, Lowe will have his hands full when he squares off against Josh Gliege of Eagle, Idaho. Gliege is a rising sophomore at Texas A&M, and in 2015 was named the PNGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year.