Sutton Advances To Match Play In North & South Amateur

Thomas Sutton advanced to Friday's round of 16 at the North & South Amateur.

July 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB rising junior golfer Thomas Sutton finished stroke play tied for 13th overall at the 112th North and South Boys Amateur Championship, which is being held in Pinehurst, N.C. As a result, Sutton has advanced to match play, which begins Friday morning.

"I'm very excited about playing in the match play of this event," Sutton said. "I feel like anytime you get to match play, it's fun but very different than stroke play. I'm looking forward to it because it can only help with my experience down the road."

Sutton, who earned the No. 15 seed, will take on Georgia's Michael Cromie, who secured the second seed after winning a coin flip with Albin Choi. In all, 132 competitors from across the country competed in the 36-hole event.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., Sutton finished play carding a two-round total of one-par 145 (73-72) on the 7,042-yard Pinehurst No. 8 Course. Peter Williamson of Dartmouth captured the stroke play medalist honors with a four-under par 140.

The Round of 16 and the quarterfinal rounds will be played on Friday, with the semifinals and the final being played on No. 2 on Saturday.

Sutton and Cromie will tee off Friday's round of 16 at 7:30 a.m. on Pinehurst No. 2. Live scoring throughout the event can be followed live by logging onto