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Skow Makes Match Play at USGA Boys Junior Championship

Mitchell Skow, of Ogden, qualified for match play at the USGA National Junior Boys Championship by shooting rounds of 73-76-149. Pairings had not been determined because of a playoff to determine the final playoff spots.
Kai Ruiz, of Mapleton, who made a good showing at last week’s Utah State Amateur, missed the cut with rounds of 81-77-158.Jim Liu, 17, of Smithtown, N.Y., shot a 5-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors for the second consecutive year at the par-72, 7,740-yard Martis Camp Club. Liu, who carded a 69 in the first round, finished at 8-under 136.Liu, who shared medalist honors with two other players at last year’s U.S. Junior Amateur, becomes the third player in the championship’s history to twice earn the stroke-play medal, joining Willie Wood and Tiger Woods. Liu fashioned a bogey-free second round, one stroke off the course record.