Greenwell's Cinderella Story Comes to an End
Aug. 17, 2006
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario- University of Memphis golfer Robbie Greenwell was eliminated in the third round of match play at the Canadian Men's Amateur Wednesday afternoon. The junior from Georgetown, Ontario, shot 5-over-par in two rounds of stroke play to qualify for the match play portion of the tournament. After recording back-to-back upsets of top-20 seeds in the first two rounds, Greenwell, the 52nd-overall seed, was eliminated by No. 4 seed Graham DeLaet 5 and 4.
Greenwell opened the first round of match play on Tuesday against 13th-ranked Michael McKenzie. Greenwell dominated from the beginning and established a three-hole lead after nine holes. Greenwell would go on to win 3 and 2.
The Memphis junior had his work cut out for him in the second round. Greenwell needed 22 holes to record a playoff win against his former Tiger teammate and No. 20 seed Keven Fortin-Simard on Wednesday morning. Greenwell twice came back from one stroke deficits to send the match to extra holes before finally winning with a birdie on the 22nd hole.
Unfortunately, Greenwell couldn't muster one last come-from-behind win as DeLaet took the lead for good on the seventh hole.
Greenwell will look to continue a strong summer when he tees off in the prestigious U.S. Amateur on Monday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. For more information on the U.S. Amateur, please visit www.usamateur.org.