SAN FRANCISCO—We're down to eight at the 107th U.S. Amateur, but only one of the quarterfinalists is a current U.S. Walker Cup team member: Colt Knost. The 22-year-old from Dallas won the U.S. Amateur Public Links title in July and is the most recognizable player remaining here at Olympic Club, having first made headlines when he shot a 64 at the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Championship in April.
No doubt the USGA brass is a little disappointed that only one of the eight players already named to Buddy Marucci's squad that competes in two weeks at Ireland's Royal County Down is still standing. "I'm surprised. I thought there would be some more of us," Knost said. "But it's all right. Hopefully we're all saving our games for over there."
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