PARAMUS, N.J. — Georgia senior Nicolas Cassidy’s run at the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship came to an end in the Round of 64 on Wednesday.
Cassidy had a full day of golf on Wednesday. He finished stroke play Tuesday at 5-over 146 and had to return to the Ridgewood Country Club at 7:30 a.m. for a 15-for-11 playoff for a match play position. Cassidy made par on the par-3 15th covering 143 yards to advance.
That set up Cassidy’s Round of 64 match with Arizona State freshman Luke Porter. Their match was tightly contested throughout as the two were tied through 13 holes. Cassidy then went 2-up by taking Nos. 14 and 15 before Porter rallied by winning Nos. 17 and 18. The players returned to the par-4, 375-yard first, where Porter made a birdie and Cassidy posted a par for the decisive hole.
Junior Caleb Manuel, who will be joining the Bulldogs after two seasons at Connecticut, fired a 6-over 147 in stroke play, missing out on the playoff by just one shot.
Cassidy, Manuel, and the rest of the Bulldogs will open the fall portion of the 2022-23 season on Sept. 7-8 in the Frederica Cup on St. Simons Island.