Oppenheim is golf's perennial bubble boy, always scratching and clawing for playing privileges.
Tyler Strafaci and Aman Gupta almost were never in this 120th U.S. Amateur. Now, they're meeting in the semifinals.
Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta outlasted incoming Stanford freshman Michael Thorbjornsen 1-up on Friday at windy Bandon Dunes to advance to the U.S. Amateur semifinals. Gupta, from Concord, North Carolina, got into the field last Friday when second-ranked No. 2 Ricky Castillo withdrew. Gupta tied Thorbjornsen, the 2018 U.S. Junior champion from Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a birdie on the par-4 14th and took the lead with a par win on the par-3 15th.