Joe Saladino of Huntington Country Club made the cut at the U.S. Amateur and advanced to match play, which begins Wednesday at Chambers Bay.

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         Saladino, one of the proprietors of Drive 495 in Manhattan, finished the two rounds of stroke play at two Washington state courses at 5-over, tied for 48th and secure among the 64 who made it to match play. Still no word on his first match or starting time.

         Jim Liu, the 15-year-old from Smithtown, finished two shots off the cut line. It was still a good and productive week. He tied for 95th, which means he beat two-thirds of the 312-member field composed of the best amateurs in the country