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Another upset puts Jenner, 17, in Michigan Amateur semis

Detroit News staff and wires
Austin Jenner watches his tee shot at No. 10 Thursday.

Southfield -- Austin Jenner of West Branch sprang a big upset for the second straight day in the Michigan Amateur at Plum Hollow Country Club.

Jenner, 17, eliminated defending champion Henry Do of Canton 2-up on Thursday and earned a spot in Friday's semifinals. On Wednesday, Jenner defeated medalist Reed Hrynewich of Muskegon.

Jenner will face Ryan Johnson of New Boston, who beat Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood 3 and 1.

In the other semifinals, Bert Quitiquit will meet Kory Roberts. Quitiquit of Highland ousted Otto Black of Pinckney 2 and 1, and Roberts of Battle Creek beat Steve McKalko of Troy 1-up.

Friday's semifinal winners will then face off for the title.

The complete match play bracket can be found at the Golf Association of Michigan website.

THURSDAY RESULTS

Round of 16

Jenner d. Pahl, 5 and 3

Do d. Varekois, 2 and 1

Werkmeister d. White, 6 and 5

Johnson d. Gaines, 4 and 3

Black d. Ruffino, 19 holes

Quitiquit d. Green, 19 holes

McKalko d. Polulak, 6 and 5

Roberts d. Rodes, 4 and 3.

Round of 8

Jenner d. Do, 1-up

Johnson d. Werkmeister, 3 and 1

Quitiquit d. Black, 2 and 1

Roberts d. McKalko, 1-up