Saturday, August 27, 2011

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — UCLA star Patrick Cantlay will face Kelly Kraft for the U.S. Amateur championship after both players advanced in semifinal matches at Erin Hills on Saturday.

Cantlay, the world's No. 1-ranked amateur, beat Jordan Russell 4 and 3. Kraft, of Denton, Texas, beat England's Jack Senior 3 and 2 in the other semifinal.

After two rounds of stroke play to set the field earlier in the week, the remainder of the tournament is conducted in a match play format. Cantlay and Kraft will play 36 holes in Sunday's final, with the first 18-hole round beginning at 8:30 a.m . CT.

Cantlay, 19, is going into his sophomore season at UCLA.

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