Jeffrey Guan in action earlier this week – photo Chris Keane USGA

Sydney’s Jeffrey Guan has progressed through the opening round of the match play phase of the US Junior Championships in Bandon in Oregon.

Guan, a two time Australian Junior Champion, easily accounted for his American opponent Tiger Christensen 7&5, finishing his match at the 13th hole and being 5 under for the holes played.

Guan will play the American Nicholas Gross, who finished 4th during the stroke-play phase in tomorrow’s Round of 32 match.

Victoria’s Harvey Young was not quite as fortunate however as he fell victim to the 53rd qualifier Mason Snyder 3&2 and although Young finished his match at even par, Snyder was 4 under for the 16 holes played.

New Zealand’s Jayden Ford finished in a share of second place in the 36 hole qualifying but was unable to maintain that form in today’s opening match play encounter and went down to Norway’s Oscar Bach.