In this morning’s Quarterfinal match between Cameron Peck and Kyle Bowser, with the Bandon Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort tipped out and the wind blowing at a 4-club rate, Peck went crazy.
He blistered the front nine in 30, 6-under par. And was 7-under par when he closed out the match after the 13th hole, 6 and 5.
Bowser, a second-tier player on the University of Washington golf team trying to elevate his game for the coming season, never knew what hit him.
“I hit some good shots,” said Peck, in an understatement.
After coming out of nowhere in 2008 to win the U.S. Junior Amateur, Peck went to Texas A&M to play golf for the Aggies. He had an okay collegiate career, but never really did much since winning the Junior. Then, last month he easily won the Washington State Amateur at Chambers Bay, going wire to wire in the win.
And so far, here on the windswept links of Bandon Dunes, Peck has proved he has game. In yesterday’s Round of 16, held on the resort’s Bandon Trails course, he defeated 16-year old wunderkind Dylan Wu on the 20th hole.
Peck now faces Carl Jonson in this afternoon’s Semifinal match. Jonson defeated University of Oregon player Sulman Raza, and is on track to close the deal this year after finishing runner-up in last year’s championship.
Stay tuned, sports fans.