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No. 1 seed Fuenmayor advances to Round of 32 at PNGA Men’s Amateur

Sandpoint, Idaho – No. 1 seed Mateo Fuenmayor of Beaverton, Ore. successfully advanced to the match play Round of 32 at the 119th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted this week at The Idaho Club in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Mateo Fuenmayor (left) and John Hayes shake hands on the 18th hole after completing their Round of 64 match.

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Fuenmayor got off to a slow start in today’s match, losing the first hole before bouncing back and winning three of the next five to take a two up lead over No. 64 seed John Hayes of Issaquah, Wash.

Hayes never saw the lead again. Fuenmayor played steady golf en route to a 2 up victory clinched by a birdie on the 467-yard par-4 18th hole.

A total of four single digit seeds were eliminated during today’s round of 64. Among them, No. 2 seed Cullen Brasfield of La Quinta Calif. was defeated by No. 63 seed Bryce Kvick of Carmichael Calif., who got into match play by way of a six-for-two playoff.

Bryce Kvick
Bryce Kvick

2019 runner-up and No. 62 seed Josh McCollum of Upland, Calif. also advanced after defeating No. 3 seed Jaden Cantafio of Orange Calif. by a score of 4&3.

The largest margin of victory in today’s round belongs to No. 6 seed Ben Warian of Stillwater, Minn. who defeated No. 59 seed Matthew Kress of Saratoga, Calif. 7&5.

The Round of 32 will be held tomorrow morning beginning at 7:30am, followed by the Round 16 in the afternoon.

The PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.

About The Idaho Club

Opened in 2008, the course at The Idaho Club is Idaho’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. It is surrounded by picturesque sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest and deepest lake. The Idaho Club is just minutes from the town of Sandpoint, recently rated one of the “Top Ten small towns in the Western U.S.” by Sunset Magazine. Visit for more information.