Columbia native Steve Souchek's first United States Amateur Golf Championship experience has proven to a short one.
The 21-year-old Souchek shot a second round 74 on Tuesday and failed to make the 36-hole cut at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship, which is being held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Playing on the par 70 Charles River Country Club Course, Souchek had identical 9-hole totals of 37 and finished with a 36-hole score of 13-over par 153.
Souchek shot a 79 on the Country Club at Brookline Course on Monday. The 153 was nine strokes over the 4-over par total of 144 needed to qualify for match play which begins on Wednesday.
Souchek's 153 total left him in tie for 223rd place in the 312-player field.
A total of 64 players finished at 144 or better.
Neil Raymond of England and Brady Watt of Australia shared medalist honors at 6-under par 134.
A former three-time all-state player at Gibault, Souchek competed this past year at John A. Logan College in Carterville and will begin his junior year at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale later this week.