Pinehurst, N.C. — North Dakota State junior golfer Van Holmgren defeated Tom Sloman in the Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament Wednesday at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

Holmgren won holes No. 5, 8, 9, 12, 15 and 16 to earn a 3 and 2 victory. He birdied No. 5, 9, 12 and 16, and had an eagle on 15.

Holmgren will tee off at 9 a.m. CDT Thursday against Pierceson Coody in the Round of 32.

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