Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton golfers Dakota Duerr and Ryan Tetrault saw their hopes for advancing at the US Amateur tournament in Cherry Hills Villiage, Colo., come to an end Tuesday, finishing outside of the Top 64 players who advanced for a shot at an invitation to the US Open on Wednesday.
Duerr, who qualified in July at the Mission Viejo Country Club, finished the 36-hole play-in with a three-over par, 144-stroke effort. After nine holes on Tuesday, Duerr was still among those projected to advance, but faded over the final nine holes, a stop behind the qualifiers. He shot a 70 (E) on the common ground course, then a 74 (+3) at the Cherry Hills Country Club links on Tuesday.
Tetrault, a July qualifier at the Hacienda Golf Club, was 14-over with a score of 155 in the first two rounds. He shot 74 (+4) then 81 (+10) in his two rounds in Colorado.
Bobby Wyatt, of the Alabama Crimson Tide golf squad, leads the field of players that has been narrowed to 32 after Wednesday's round. Wyatt was nine-under through the first 36 holes.
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The Titan duo will return home and begin preparing for their first tournament of the 2012-13 season. They will head to Pullman, Wash., for a Sept. 9-10 tournament hosted by Washington State at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.