DURHAM, N.C. – Duke incoming freshman Max Greyserman put together a strong run at the 113th North & South Amateur Championship over the holiday weekend in reaching the semifinals of the prestigious event at Pinehurst Country Club.
The Short Hills, N.J., native put together a pair of impressive come-from-behind wins before falling to eventual champion Andrew Dorn in the semis.
Greyserman fired a three-under 210 to finish tied for 13th in stroke-play qualifying. He advanced on to match-play by carding a birdie on the first playoff hole. Greyserman was particularly efficient on the par 5s, playing the long holes at Pinehurst CC at a combined seven-under.
In the opening round, the new Blue Devil fired a one-under 70, while following up with a 71 in round two. Needed to make up some ground in the final round of stroke play, Greyserman carded four birdies, 12 pars and two bogeys en route to a two-under 69.
Greyserman began match-play with a 2&1 win over Jade Scott. He fell behind after suffering a double-bogey on No. 4 only to square the match with a par win on the par 3 ninth hole. After to tandem match shots over the next four holes, Scott moved to 1up with a win on No. 14. Greyserman responded with birdies on No. 15 (par 3), No. 16 (par 4) and No. 17 (par 3) to secure the win.
In the quarterfinals, Greyserman collected a 1up win over Seth Reeves. He lost two of the first three holes before grabbing a win on the par 4 fourth hole. Greyserman went on to claim holes No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11 to go 2up before Reeves responded with wins on No. 12 and No. 15. Greyserman regained a 1up edge with a par on No. 16 and added pars on No. 17 and No. 18 to advance on to the semifinals.
Greyserman ran into trouble in the semis as Andrew Dorn took control of the match early and went on to a 5&4 victory. Dorn ripped off six straight wins from No. 3-No. 8 before Greyserman could settle in. The Duke incoming freshman parred the next four holes only to be match by Dorn before getting a win with a birdie on No. 13. Both players parred No. 14 to claim the win for Dorn.
Dorn went on to claim the championship with a 1up win over Zachary Bauchou.
Adam Schenk posted a 10-under 203 to claim the stroke-play championship by three strokes over Adam Wood and Corey Conners.
Duke rising sophomore Motin Yeung missed match play by three strokes after firing three straight rounds of 71. Yeung finished the event with six birdies and 43 pars, while playing the par 5s at four-under.
Turner Southey-Gordon, a rising junior, also competed in the event posting rounds of 76 and 75.