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Womack, Wilcox ousted from U.S. Amateur Championship

By Rory Sharrock

rsharrock@news-daily.com

A week full of promise and championship aspirations ends abruptly for two local golfers as Dave Womack of McDonough and Clayton State's Will Wilcox failed to make the cut at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.

Womack shot a 74 on Monday, then turned around and posted a 78 during Tuesday's second round, which sent him packing for McDonough.

The 2006 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion didn't perform to his usual standards as he recorded 13 bogeys (five, Monday, eight, Tuesday) without sinking a single birdie putt, which led to his dismissal from the event.

Wilcox, however, looked to be a formidable opponent after walking into the clubhouse on Monday with an even par-70.

The Clayton State All-American birdied five holes, including three in a row on No. 7, 8 and 9 to help his cause.

But the Ashville, Al. native bogeyed six of his first nine holes to put him in a deep hole to start the second round of play.

On the back nine, Wilcox scored a birdie on the par-5 No. 10, but that would prove to be his lone birdie of the day.

As a result, he carded a 80 on Tuesday to end his bid the title.

Wilcox's outing from the first to second round were like polar opposites. The Division II star shot five birdies and eight pars on Monday.

However, his stat line on Tuesday reflected a horror show as he followed up with one birdie, seven pars and nine bogeys.