Valencia High graduate Jonathan Chang won his first round match at the US Amateur golf championship in Johns Creek, NY.
Chang defeated Taylor Pendrith, 4 and 2, in the first round of match play on the Atlanta Athletic Club Highlands Course.
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Chang took the lead in the match by making a birdie on the par-5 12th hole. He won holes 14, 15 and 16 to win the match.
Chang, a sophomore at Rutgers University, plays Denny McCarthy in the second round of match play today. McCarthy is the 36th ranked amateur in the world.
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Round 2 and 3 of match play in the US Amateur Championships are scheduled for today.
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In the major leagues, the Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves, 3-2. The Braves scored the winning run in the fifth inning off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Ryu left the game the in the sixth inning with a glute muscle strain.
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The Dodgers are 5-1 against the Braves this year.
They wrap up their series against the Braves this morning. Roberto Hernandez starts for the Dodgers against Aaron Harang for the Braves.
First pitch is at 9:10.
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