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Dawie loses out at Merion

Dawie van der Walt was beaten 6/4 in the Quarter Finals of the 2005 US Amateur Championship by an inform and eventual champion, Edoardo Molinari.

Dawie progressed through the 36 hole strokeplay qualifying with rounds of 71 and 72 for a 143 (+3) total which was good enough for a tie of 13th position.

His matchplay results were as follows:

Rd 1 Dawie bt Nate Lashley (US) 1up
Rd 2 Dawie bt Nicholas Thompson (US) 1up
Rd 3 Dawie bt Korey Mahoney (US) 5/4

Dawie quarter final encounter against Italy number 1 player, Edoardo Molinari who finished 60th in the 2005 British Open, was toght from the start. Molinari, who turned 2up, managed to hole a 15 foot putt on the 10th after Dawie had hit his approach to 6 feet.

Despite playing attacking golf Dawie could not make up the deficit and eventually lost 6/4.

Molinari went on to win the title with a 4/3 victory in the 36 hole final.

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