He survived the first two rounds, and is now in position to make a run at the United States Junior Amateur Championship.
Wheeling's Thadd Obecny, 17, a senior to-be at Wheeling Park High School, shot a 72 on the final round of stroke play, and advanced to the match play portion of the tournament. He's in 22nd place.
Obecny, who is a University of Central Florida recruit, is part of the final 64. He will now play match play through Saturday, as long as he keeps winning.