PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — The American dream is alive, its manifestations varied, and for Jeff Ghim, a South Korean immigrant, it has played out with the successes of his son. Doug Ghim will play for the U.S. Amateur championship at the Riviera Country Club here on Sunday, and following his 2 & 1 victory over Theo Humphrey, he and his father embraced. “We made the Masters,” Jeff said to him. The two finalists receive Masters invitations.
Match play — once Tiger turned pro, at least — is susceptible to what often is described as vagaries, which, in golf circles, means only that anything can happen. Nonetheless, a favorite has emerged in the U.S. Amateur heading into Saturday’s semifinals. It is Doug Ghim, 21, a senior at Texas, who was a 2 & 1 winner over Connor Syme of Scotland at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Friday. Ghim has momentum that includes a victory this summer in the Pacific Coast Amateur.
Medalist Hayden Wood of Edmond, Okla., made enough birdies, but too many bogeys and was eliminated in the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur on Thursday morning. Wood, son of former PGA Tour player Willie Wood, was defeated by his Oklahoma State teammate, Kristoffer Ventura of Norway, 3 & 2, at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Ventura, 22, went out to a 3-up lead through seven holes, winning two holes on Wood bogeys.
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