Top-seeded Nick Taylor reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links golf tournament with a pair of impressive wins in Norman, Okla., while Hank Frame of Spokane was eliminated in the second round.
Taylor, a Canadian who plays for the Washington Huskies, beat Brett Munson of Louisville, Ky., 8 and 6 in the second round Thursday and then topped Todd Obergoenner of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 6 and 5 later in the day.
Taylor will face South Carolina sophomore Wesley Bryan today in the quarterfinals. Bryan defeated Frame, who will be a freshman at Washington State University in the fall, 3 and 2 in the round of 32.
•A team from Rosauers won the Rosauers Open Sponsor Pro-Am two-day net team competition at Indian Canyon GC. Amateurs Bob Fah, Dave Greco, Bob Bowman and John Glesk teamed with Craig Schuh of Deer Park for the win after scoring a 118-116-234 in the best-two-out-five format.
Another team from Rosauers with amateurs Bill Haraldson, Paul Van Gordon, Glen Stocking, and Mike Shirts and professional Chris Mitchell won low Thursday honors after firing a 111, five better than the next team.
Low professional honors went to Corey Prugh of Manito who fired a 9-under-par 62.
The 54-hole Rosauers Open Invitational will start today with tee times ranging from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.
The Spokane RiverHawks defeated the Midnight Sun Goldpanners 1-0 in an exhibition game at Coeur d’Alene HS.
Midnight Sun is a split-squad team made up of players from the Alaska Goldpanners summer collegiate team, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a barnstorming tour that culminates on Aug. 1 with the team’s participation in a ceremonial opening game at the National Baseball Congress Tournament in Wichita, Kan.