It’s been a few years since David Rowell and Henry Brodt were taking the U.S. Amateur Championship tournament by storm.
At the turn of the millenium , they were the “it” names at this event. Brodt, still living in Illinois at the time, was coming off back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999. Rowell, then the young buck from Birmingham, emerged from nowhere to take the title in 2000.
But over the past few years, both have made early exits from the event.
Rowell is playing in the U.S. Amateur Championship for the first time since 2012 when he finished 17th. Brodt qualified in 2014, but placed a disappoiting 65th.
Just as it started to look like father-time had started to catch up with both veterans’ games, they’ve suddenly managed to turn back time. Both remain undefeated on the third and final day of competition.
They’ll go head-to-head at 11am EST on the live streaming table. One will move within a victory of the finals, one will be bumped to the one-lose bracket where an already tough road gets even tougher.
Update: Brodt defeats Rowell 7-6 and advances to face Ernesto Bayaua at 3pm EST. Rowell will face Gregory Dix in the one-loss bracket.