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August 17, 2013

All-foreign semifinals set in US Amateur

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Fitzpatrick, trying to become the first English winner since 1911, beat Adam Ball of Richmond, Va., 4 and 3; and Conners topped co-medalist Neil Raymond of England 5 and 3.

Fitzpatrick breezed through the four match-play rounds without having to play past the 15th hole.

“I don’t want to get too over-confident and think I’m the next best thing because I’m definitely not,” said Fitzpatrick, who plays at Northwestern.

Said Connors: “I definitely had really high expectations coming into the tournament. My game has been really solid all summer.”

Scheffler, who still has a year of high school left but has committed to the University of Texas, had been the come-from-behind king in earlier rounds but said, “I didn’t finish as well as I’ve been this week — I guess that’s why I lost.”

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