Two Northwest teams fall in semis at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

The teams of Kyle Cornett of Seattle and Patrick Sato of Bellevue, and of Carson Barry of Eagle, Idaho and Sam Tidd of Meridian, Idaho both fell in their semifinal matches of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, being held this week at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla.

Cornett and Sato, both seniors and teammates on the Seattle University men’s golf team, were qualifying medalists to get into the championship, and survived extra holes in their first two matches in the bracket, going 19 holes in their Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches.

Kyle Cornett and Patrick Sato (Photos copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)

Barry and Tidd also went 19 holes in their Round of 16 match against Frankie Capan and Shuai Ming Wong. And then in their quarterfinal match this afternoon they were All Square with one hole to play in their match against Hayes Brown and Jack Larkin, but birdied the par-4 18th to win and advance in the bracket.

Barry and Tidd are seniors at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho. They both played on the school’s boys’ golf team. Last week, they helped the school win its third consecutive 5A high school team title, with Barry winning the individual state title and Tidd finishing runner-up. Tidd won last year’s title, and Barry won in 2016. Next year, Barry will play for Oregon State University, and Tidd will play for the University of Oklahoma.

Carson Barry and Sam Tidd (Photo copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)

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