But the medallist and top seed couldn’t find the same form in match play on Monday, particularly with the putter.
No.64 seed Kory Frost took full advantage of his opponent’s struggles. Playing with a nothing-to-lose mindset, the 64-year-old stunned Hogarth in a 21-hole thriller. It was the first time since 2003 that the No.1 seed was ousted in the Round of 64.
Frost, who watched Hogarth miss a five foot par putt to win the match on the par-4 20th hole, executed a magnificent 20-yard greenside bunker shot on the par-5 21st hole to two feet. Hogarth, the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion and 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up, also hit an excellent pitch from the fairway to five feet, but missed the birdie putt.
Wasting little time, Frost converted his birdie attempt to eliminate the veteran of 37 USGA championships.
Tim Hogarth couldn’t…