Turlock's Sam Smith was 2 up after eight holes and 1 up after 13 before falling 2 and 1 to Jake Koppenberg of Everett, Wash., on Wednesday in the first round of match play at the 108th U.S. Amateur.
Koppenberg won No. 14 to square the match with the Turlock High senior at the famed No. 2 course at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort and Country Club, and 15 and 17 to end it.
Two separate rounds of match play are set for today. In all, six rounds of match play are scheduled over the five-day span that concludes Sunday.