Jason Higton and Ryan Higton of Fresno got off to a dominant start on the first day of match play during the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The Higton brothers captured a 5-and-4 victory over Brad Nurski and Richard Berkmeyer during the Round of 32 on Monday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
The Fresno pair will next face Hawaiian teens Kyle Suppa and Kyosuke Hara during the Round of 16 on Tuesday.
Also, former Clovis East High standout Bryson DeChambeau teammed with his Southern Methodist co-captain Austin Smotherman to win 5 and 3 against Matthew Collins and Wes Stafford and advance to the Round of 16.
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DeChambeau and Smotherman next play 013 USA Walker Cup Team members Todd White and Nathan Smith.
Round of 16 matches are scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday and the quarterfinals are scheduled for noon. Semifinals and the 18-hole championship match are scheduled for Wednesday.
In stroke play, DeChambeau and Smotherman shot 69-65--134 to tie for fifth in stroke play while the Higtons shot 72-64--136 to tie for 14th.