Defending champ Uihlein advances to second round of rainy U.S. Amateur

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Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Defending champion Peter Uihlein advanced to the second round of the rain-delayed U.S. Amateur, beating Canada's Eugene Wong 3 and 1 on Wednesday at Erin Hills.

The Oklahoma State player will face South Africa's Dylan Frittelli, a 5-and-4 winner over Jim Markovitz.

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US AMATEUR

The U.S. Amateur is being played for the first time at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, which also will host the 2017 U.S. Open.

UCLA star Patrick Cantlay led Max Scodro 4-up after 11 holes when play was suspended because of darkness.

Harris English, the Georgia player who won a Nationwide Tour event last month in Columbus, Ohio, beat Andrew Yun 3 and 1. Buldogs teammate Russell Henley, also a winner this year on the Nationwide Tour, had a 1-up lead over Kevin Dougherty after 12 holes.