Tiger Golfer Falls in U.S. Amateur Match Play - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Tiger Golfer Falls in U.S. Amateur Match Play

So close, and yet so far..

That's about all you can say in University of Memphis Golfer Keven Fortin-Simard's attempt to advance in Match Play at the 105th U.S. Amateur Golf Championships...

Simard, a Tiger Sophomore, faced fellow Canadian Ryan Yip at the Merion Golf Club.

The match went to the final hole with Yip 1-up...

His putt hit the flagstick, leaving a simple tap for par...

That forces Simard to mark a long try of the green to force a playoff..

It bounces in and out of the cup...leaving Yip to take the match..

It was a good tourney, though for Simard, who's one of only 4-golfers to shoot under par in Stroke Play at Merion.

You can see the finals of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championships this Saturday and Sunday on TV-5 and NBC.

Jordan Payne of West Memphis made it to match play, but couldn't get past Bryan Yipp Wednesday.

Payne, who'll be a Freshman at Arkansas, lost his match to Yipp, 5-and-3.

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