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Pepperdine's Wedel advances to US Amateur semis

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Pepperdine junior Frederick Wedel scored a 4 and 3 victory over Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh, the oldest player left in the field, to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Wedel won two of the first three holes against Smith, a four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Wedel went up by four holes after birdies on Nos. 12 and 13 and closed the quarterfinal at Atlanta Athletic Club with a par on No. 16.

Wedel will meet South Korea's Gunn Yang in the semifinals. Yang, a sophomore at San Diego State, defeated high school senior Cameron Young of Scarborough, New York, 2 up.

In other quarterfinals, Canada's Corey Connors defeated Zachary Olsen of Texas 2 and 1, and Denny McCarthy of Maryland downed Roman Robledo of Texas 3 and 2.

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