University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior golfer Steven Fox has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur championship at Cherry Hills Golf Club outside Denver.
Fox defeated Chris Williams 4 and 2 to advance to a semifinal against Brandon Hagy, a junior at the University of California from Westlake Village, Calif.
Fox, who survived a 17-man playoff for 14 spots in the match-play format and earned the 63rd seed, controlled his Friday match.
Williams, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, was 2 down through four holes. Fox stretched his lead to 4 up through nine holes. Fox closed out Williams with a birdie on the par 4 16th hole.
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David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...