Hammock falls in semifinals

Columbus' Cason Hammock made a back-nine rally Friday afternoon but fell short in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Aurora, Col.

Hammock fell 3 and 1 to Jack Newman, a member of the Michigan State golf team.

In the morning quarterfinal, Hammock birdied three of the final four holes to beat Randall Hutchison 2 up.