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Brookville native Smith moves into second round of USGA Amateur Championship


Smith with some of his trophies at Pinecrest Country Club

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Brookville native Nathan Smith beat co-medalist Lee McCoy in 19 holes to move into the  second round of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta’s Athletic Club’s Highlands Course Tuesday.

Smith was one down with two holes left in the match play opening round to McCoy, who tied for the top spot in the  stroke-play portion of the tournament and was the No. 1 seed in the match-play portion.

But Smith, a four-time USGA Mid-Am Champion, squared the match on the par-3 17th hole before halving the 18th with  McCoy, a second-team All-American out of the University Georgia. Smith then took the match on the first playoff  hole.

Smith, who plays in the second round at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning


See the complete story, including quotes from Smith, here.