Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Cappelen falls at U.S. Amateur
Sebastian Cappelen chips onto the 17th green during match play of the Western Amateur on Aug. 3, 2013 at the Alotian Club in Roland.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas senior Sebastian Cappelen was eliminated at the U.S. Amateur on Thursday, losing to Charlie Hughes 4 & 3 in match play.
Cappelen, who advanced with a 4 & 2 match play win Wednesday, never led Thursday's outing against the former University of Washington standout. Hughes birdied three of the first four holes and led by at least three holes the rest of the way.
Three bogeys on the front nine hurt Cappelen, who was 2-over at the turn. He birdied twice on the back nine, but two more bogeys - including a double on 11 - were too much to overcome.
Hughes, who won the B.C. Amateur last month, offset three bogeys with five birdies through the 15-hole round. He advanced to the final 16 of the tournament, which is being held in Brookline, Mass.
Cappelen was a semifinalist earlier this month at Western Amateur outside of Little Rock. He is the reigning Southeastern Conference individual champion.