Meet The 2016 US Amateur Elite Eight – Quarterfinalists

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The 2016 US Amateur field has been reduced from 312 to eight. Starting at 1:30 this afternoon, the elite eight tees off in four matches on the South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

  • Dylan Meyer v Nick Carlson – 1:30
  • Sahith Theegala vs. Curtis Luck – 1:45
  • Jonah Texeira vs Luis Gagne – 2:00
  • David Boote vs Brad Dalke – 2:15

Nick Carlson is the only Michigan native still playing  in the 2016 US Amateur at Oakland Hills. In a Big 10 matchup, the University of Michigan sophomore will face Dylan Meyer, a University of Illinois junior.

Biographic notes on each follow:

David plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

David Boote, 22, of Kingswood, Surrey, Wales

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Gavin Hall, 3 and 2; second round, defeated Ben Schlottman, 3 and 1; third round, defeated Collin Morikawa, 2 and 1
  • No. 44 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • 2016 graduate of Stanford University
  • Received 2015-16 honorable-mention All-America honors
  • Tied for third at the 2016 Pac-12 Championship and 2014 NCAA Championship
  • Finished fourth at the 2016 South American Amateur Championship
  • Member of the victorious European Teams at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Cup and Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy
  • Born Sept. 22, 1993, in Kingswood, Surrey, Wales

 

Nick Carlson watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during a first round of stroke play ahead of the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Nick Carlson watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during a first round of stroke play ahead of the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

 

Nick Carlson, 19, of Hamilton, Mich.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Zach Foushee, 2 and 1; second round, defeated Scott Gregory, 19 holes; third round, defeated KK Limbhasut, 19 holes
  • No. 1,981 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Sophomore at the University of Michigan
  • As a freshman, started all 11 tournaments, with a best finish of a tie for third at the 2015 Windon Memorial Classic
  • Born Sept. 11, 1996, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Brad Dalke reacts after making a putt during third round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)
Brad Dalke reacts after making a putt during third round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)

Brad Dalke, 19, of Norman, Okla.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated William Zalatoris, 1 up; second round, defeated Blair Hamilton, 2 up; third round, defeated Bryan Baumgarten, 19 holes
  • No. 265 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Sophomore at the University of Oklahoma
  • As a freshman, started all 13 tournaments, with a best finish of second at the 2015 Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational
  • Won the 2015 Junior PGA Championship
  • Born Aug. 19, 1997, in Yukon, Okla.

 

Luis Gagne plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Luis Gagne plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Luis Gagne, 18, of Orlando, Fla.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Paul Pastore, 5 and 3; second round, defeated Bryson Nimmer, 3 and 2; third round, defeated Jimmy Stanger, 3 and 1
  • No. 257 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Sophomore at Louisiana State University
  • Received 2015-16 honorable-mention All-America honors with three top-10 and four top-20 finishes in seven spring starts
  • Fifth at the 2016 Dogwood Invitational
  • Born Aug. 27, 1997, in San Jose, Costa Rica, and holds dual citizenship

 

Curtis Luck watches his putt on the 14th hole during second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)
Curtis Luck watches his putt on the 14th hole during second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)

Curtis Luck, 20, of Perth, Australia

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Andrew Huseman, 4 and 3; second round, defeated Davis Riley, 4 and 2; third round, defeated Cameron Young, 6 and 4
  • No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Semifinalist at the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur
  • Winner of the 2016 WA Open, an Australasian PGA Tour event, and runner-up in 2015
  • Earned medalist honors at the WA Amateur in 2014 and 2015, and won the event in 2014
  • Tied for third at the 2015 Sahalee Players Championship
  • Tied for fifth at the 2016 ISPS Handa Global Cup, a professional Japan Tour event
  • Born Aug. 9, 1996, in Perth, Australia

 

Dylan Meyer watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)
Dylan Meyer watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)

Dylan Meyer, 21, of Evansville, Ind.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Connor Syme, 2 up; second round, defeated medalist Alex Smalley, 4 and 3; third round, defeated Sam Horsfield, 19 holes
  • No. 35 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Junior at the University of Illinois
  • Received 2015-16 honorable-mention All-America mention and all-Big Ten first-team honors, with five top-10 finishes
  • Winner of the 2016 Western Amateur
  • Tied for fourth at the 2016 Sunnehanna Amateur
  • Born July 10, 1995, in Evansville, Ind.

 

Jonah Texeira lines up his putt on the seventh hole during the second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Jonah Texeira lines up his putt on the seventh hole during the second round of match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Jonah Texeira, 20, of Porter Ranch, Calif.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Colton Yates, 2 and 1; second round, defeated Dawson Armstrong, 4 and 3; third round, defeated Kyler Dunkle, 6 and 5
  • No. 223 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Junior at the University of Southern California
  • Earned 2015-16 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors
  • As a freshman, started all 14 tournaments, with a best finish of a tie for second at the 2016 Southwestern Jones Invitational
  • Born Nov. 1, 1995, in Hayward, Calif.

 

Sahith Theegala plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sahith Theegala plays his tee shot on the third hole during the third round match play at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Sahith Theegala, 18, of Chino Hills, Calif.

  • Road to the quarterfinals: First round, defeated Justin Suh, 1 up; second round, defeated Sam Burns, 1 up; third round, defeated Joaquin Niemann, 3 and 1
  • No. 316 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Sophomore at Pepperdine University
  • Earned 2015-16 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year honors
  • His 2015-16 scoring average of 71.06 ranks fourth in Pepperdine single-season history, and is the lowest average by any freshman in school history
  • Tied for seventh at the 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Born Dec. 4, 1997, in Orange, Calif.
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