Williams Earns Match Play Victory in Brown’s 4-1 Loss To #7 Arizona State

Tempe, Arizona - The Brown men’s golf team threw a scare into seventh-ranked Arizona State, before falling to the Sun Devils by a 4-1 margin in a match play event at ASU’s Karsten Golf Course.


Bears’ freshman Chris Williams, playing number four, came up with a stunning 2&1 match play victory over Arizona State’s Spencer Fletcher, a U.S. Amateur qualifier last year.


Senior captain John Giannuzzi battled to the 18th hole falling one down to the Sun Devils’ James Byrne.  Freshman JD Ardell also had a hard-fought match, falling by a 2&1 margin on the 17th hole to ASU’s James Byrne at number two.


Senior Michael Amato played at number three and fell by a 6&5 margin, while freshman Jack Mylott also lost by a 6&5 margin at number five.


The Bears will complete their spring trip at the Indiana Hoosier Classic, April 3-4, in Bloomington, Indiana.



Arizona State 4, Brown 1

March 31, 2010 

1. Braxton Marquez (ASU) def. John Giannuzzi (B), 1 up

2.  James Byrne (ASU) def. JD Ardell  (B), 2&1

3.  Jin Song (ASU) def. Mike Amato (B), 6&5

4.  Chris Williams (B)  def. Spencer Fletcher (ASU),  2&1

5.  Wes Tucker (ASU) def. Jack Mylott (B),  6&5