Georgia Tech's Griffin takes medalist honors at U.S. Amateur Public Links

Associated Press


Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | 1:23 a.m.

Georgia Tech’s John-Tyler Griffin, playing in his home state, secured medalist honors in the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday by shooting a 4-under 67.

Griffin, from Wilson, was 9-under 133 after two rounds of stroke play at Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center. That gave him a one-stroke edge on three others and the top seed for match play.

First-round leader Derek Ernst, a UNLV golfer, shot a 69 to finish at 8 under. Augusta State’s Patrick Reed and Fresno State’s Bhavik Patel also finished stroke play at 8 under.

Play was suspended because of a dangerous weather warning with 18 players on the course. They will complete the round Wednesday. Match play for the top 64 qualifiers starts later in the day.