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Woods a Stroke Back After One Round of U.S. Amateur
Defending champion Tiger Woods of Cypress won two matches Friday to reach the quarterfinals of the U. Woods, who had only one bogey in 33 holes, defeated Chad Campbell of Andrews, Tex. Woods said he has become comfortable on the slick greens and wind-swept fairways of Newport Country Club.
His best chance, he figured, was to focus on a different opponent. Marucci's is a worthy strategy, but in squaring off against Woods, the year-old Stanford University sophomore-to-be, Marucci isn't just attempting to beat the best amateur in the country in He's trying to stop a human juggernaut intent on proving himself one of the best amateurs in American golf history. On a dry, hot Rhode Island landscape, Woods, the defending champion, defeated Scott Kammann, 5 and 3, this morning, then outlasted Mark Plummer, 2 up, this afternoon, to advance to tomorrow's final. He'll play Marucci, who survived two hole matches, including his afternoon semifinal victory over the year-old Florida high school graduate Steve Scott, who was trying to become the youngest champion in the Amateur's year history.