Greenwell Records Upset at Canadian Men's Amateur
Aug. 15, 2006
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario- Memphis junior Robbie Greenwell, the 52nd overall seed, upset 13th-seeded Michael McKenzie today and advanced to the second round of match play at the Canadian Men's Amateur at Mississauga Golf and Country Club.
Greenwell wasted no time taking control of the match. The Tiger junior won three of the first six holes to take a three-hole lead on the front nine. McKenzie won the 11th hole to climb within two, but Greenwell won the 12th to regain a three-hole advantage. Greenwell went on to wrap up his win on the 16th hole.
"Robbie's had a great summer. I'm really excited for him and proud of the work he's done. Performing the way he has in some really tough tournaments has given him a huge boost of confidence," Memphis men's golf coach Grant Robbins said.
Greenwell will tee off tomorrow morning against either 45th-seeded Matthew McMahon or 20th-seeded Keven Fortin-Simard, a former Tiger golfer. After the Canadian Men's Amateur wraps up, Greenwell will continue his aggressive schedule at the U.S. Amateur next week.
"If you look at the top players around the country, they're all in the big amateur tournaments. That's what we need our players to be doing," Robbins said. "Robbie's done a great job getting himself into these tournaments, and he's made the most of his opportunities."