Wu qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Dylan Wu, of Medford, scorched the course for a 6-under 66 Monday and a berth in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament.
Wu, who recently completed his junior year at Northwestern as the Big Ten’s leading scorer, shot the round at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
It came in his second round of the day. Wu shot a 73 in the first round.
The top three players from a field of 78 to begin the day advanced to the Amateur Aug. 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
Wu’s 36-hole score of 5-under 139 gave him a one-stroke win over Derek Mason, of Plainfield, Illinois. A playoff Tuesday will determine the third player to advance.
Wu’s 66 was one of only seven rounds on the day in the 60s and was the best by two shots.
After an opening round that included four bogeys and three birdies, he was in a large group tied for 15th.
Wu began the second round with consecutive birdies, and added two more to finish the front nine with a 32. He also birdied the 14th and 16th holes in the bogey-free round.
MEDFORD 12, YUBA CITY 3: At Marysville, Calif., Ashland’s Jamie Flynn pitched five scoreless innings and got plenty of backing from the offense as the first-place Medford Rogues rolled in Great West League play.
Flynn (3-0) allowed three hits, struck out four and walked five as Medford (27-11) maintained a 2½-game lead over Lincoln. Yuba City dropped to 10-27.
Alex Isola was 4-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs to lead the Rogues’ hitters. Clay Valenzuela-Reece was 2-for-4 with two runs, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
Johnny DeLaCruz added two hits, and Eric Yang and Connor Lowrie each drove in two runs.
Flynn, Parr (6), Kent (7), Wood (8), Westfall (9) and Isola; Lamas, Southward (2), Bugarin (6), Winkler (9) and Lawrence. W — Flynn (3-0). L — Lamas (1-1). 2B — M: Isola; YC: Smith, Winkler, Lawrence. 3B — M: Stutzman.
American Legion A
CENTRAL POINT 14-16, ASHLAND 6-5: Larson Kindreich had a home run and two doubles as Central Point completed an American Legion A Area 4 sweep.
In Game 2, Kindreich was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs, and Devin Spain was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs for the Comets (14-8, 12-4 Area 4).
Ike Gilliland (two RBIs, two runs), Trae Frodge (two runs) and Blake Hollingsworth (two RBIs) were each 2-for-4.
In the opener, Gilliland was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs, while Ashland’s Nick Buccino was 3-for-4.
Scott, Gilliland (6) and Lawrence; Anderson, Lemhouse (3), Hanks (3), McLennan (5) and Reynolds. W — Scott. L — Anderson. 2B — CP: Gilliland, Frodge, Kindreich; A: Westrick. 3B — A: Buccino.
Niemann, Lacey (5) and Gilliland; Reynolds, Westrick (3), Buccino (4) and Lemhouse. W — Niemann. L — Reynolds. 2B — CP: Kindreich 2, Spain; A: McLennan. 3B — CP: Gilliland, Frodge. HR — CP: Kindreich.