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Two Current, Two Former Loyola Players Compete At U.S. Amateur
Aug. 12, 2014
Watch for more video of Loyola's players at the U.S. Amateur later this weekJOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Four golfers with ties wrapped up play Tuesday at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
"It is the most fun tournament I've ever been a part of," George said. "I made a lot of good up-and-downs today to play a respectable round. I was pretty down for a while (yesterday), but I realized it was important to get some confidence going. Playing a good round today got me in a good mindset going forward."
None of the four golfers advanced to the match play portion of the Championship.
Shuart had the day's highlight shot, holing a 135-yard approach shot on the Riverside Course's 14th hole for an eagle.
"It's always a special experience. You're playing against the best field in amateur golf, and it's always at a world-class venue," Shuart said. "It's something that as a career amateur, I always strive to be a part of (the Amateur). To have four Loyola Greyhounds at the U.S. Amateur is a big deal. I don't think there are many universities that have that type of representation here.
After struggling with his swing Monday to shoot 85, George rebounded with 16 pars, a birdie on the fifth hole and a triple-bogey on the 15th. Boone put together a round with 14 pars and a birdie on his penultimate hole.
"(Bart and I) played a practice round with the alums this weekend," Boone said. "I have known Matt Bassler for a few years now, but I (also) got to meet T.J., and watching him play his practice round was great. I definitely learned a lot. They both have a lot of game."