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GOLF: Belton grad William Paysse rebounds with even-par 72 at Bandon Dunes, misses U.S. Amateur cut

Temple resident and Belton High School graduate William Paysse rebounded from Monday's difficult first round in the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship to shoot an even-par 72 on Tuesday at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon, missing the cut for match play.

With an 8-over 151 total for two rounds of stroke play, Paysse -- who recorded an 8-over 79 on Monday at Bandon Trails -- tied 15 other golfers for 166th place in the 264-player field. With 64 players advancing to match play competition beginning Wednesday, the cut line came at 2-over 145. Tuesday's action ended with 18 players tied for 62nd at that number, requiring an 18-man playoff Wednesday morning to determine the final three players in the match play bracket.

The 20-year-old Paysse, an honorable mention All-American as a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M, was sidetracked Monday by three double bogeys. He began Round 2 with a bogey on the first hole at Bandon Dunes but never made another one. With his older brother Andrew alongside as his caddie, he rattled off seven consecutive pars, birdied the par-5 ninth and then finished with nine straight pars to shoot an even-par round.

Wilson Furr of Jackson, Mississippi, fired a course-record, 9-under 62 at Bandon Trails and became the stroke play medalist with an 11-under 132 total. He finished two strokes ahead of James Piot of Canton, Michigan. The U.S. Amateur runs through Sunday at Bandon Dunes.

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Temple resident and former Belton Tigers standout William Paysse shot an even-par 72 at Bandon Dunes in Tuesday's second round of stroke play in the U.S. Amateur Championship in Bandon, Oregon. With an 8-over 151 total, the Texas A&M redshirt freshman golfer tied for 166th place out of 264 players and missed the cut for match play by six shots. (Photo by Greg Wille/TempleBeltonSports.com)

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