Tereshko ousted by Oda

August 17, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Madison’s Justin Tereshko lost his U.S. Amateur Round of 64 match to John Oda 2-up in 18 holes on Wednesday at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles. Tereshko, a 2008 Madison graduate and former NCAA All-American at Transylvania University, took a 2-up lead early in the match with a birdie at the second hole and a par at the third; however, Oda squared the match after seven holes with back-to-back birdies at the par-3 sixth and par-four seventh. Tereshko went back up by a hole at the turn when Oda bogeyed the par-four ninth but Oda, currently a first-team All-American at UNLV from Honolulu, quickly regrouped for back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 to go 1-up and then traded the next three holes with Tereshko to leave the match squared through 14. Both players made pars at the 15th and 16th holes to remain squared with two to play but Oda carded back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 for the 2-up win. Oda now plays Dylan Wu, of Medford, Oregon, in the round of 32 today at Riviera. Tereshko, now the head golf coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., reached the round of 32 two years ago at the Atlanta Athletic Club before losing to Englishman Jimmy Mullen in 23 holes. The former Madison Cub has had a banner summer so far. Tereshko was medalist at the U.S. Amateur qualifier on July 17 at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati and he earlier won the North Carolina Amateur by three strokes.