Australia's Lee beats medalist Vick in US Junior Amateur
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) Australia's Fred Lee beat stroke-play medalist Travis Vick of Houston 2 and 1 on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Junior Amateur quarterfinals.
Lee topped China's Ye Wocheng in the morning matches. Lee will face Noah Goodwin of Corinth, Texas, a 3-and-2 winner over Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, North Carolina, in the round of 16.
In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, South Korea's Won Jun Lee will play John Pak of Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Won Jun Lee beat Cole Hammer of Houston 1 up, and Pak topped Brent Ito of Ardsley, New York, 3 and 2.
In the lower bracket, second-seeded Eugene Hong of Sanford, Florida, will face Wei Wei Gao of the Philippines, and Brandon Gillis of Nashua, New Hampshire will play Australia's Min Woo Lee.
Hong beat Austin Coggin of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 5 and 4; Gao topped Austin Eckroat of Edmond, Oklahoma, 4 and 3; Gillis edged Ashkaan Hakim of San Ramon, California, 3 and 2; and Lee outlasted Frankie Capan of North Oaks, Minnesota, in 19 holes. Lee is the younger brother of LPGA Tour star Minjee Lee.