Former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., on Monday.
Williams, who played 13 years with the Bills, and partner Gregory Berthelot defeated the duo of Andrew Grayson from Medina, Ohio, and Liam Purslowe from Australia, 4 and 3 in the Round of 32.
Williams and Berthelot were up four holes with only three left to play.
Williams and Berthelot are the No. 8 seed in the tournament after qualifying with a two-round total of 10-under at Pacific Dunes and Old Macdonald courses on Sunday. The rest of the tournament is played at Old Macdonald.
The duo will tee off at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday against the No. 9 duo of Bobby Leopold and Tyler Cooke from Rhode Island for a spot in the quarterfinal.
Leopold and Cooke defeated Jonas Mikals and Dustin Hall 7 and 6.
The quarterfinals will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The tournament ends Wednesday with the semifinals and final.
Williams retired this past season after spending his entire career with the Bills. He finished fifth in all-time sacks with 48.5 and first in quarterback hits with 141.
Williams and Berthelot qualified for the four-ball championships in March by shooting a 64 at The Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge to lead the field.
The No. 1 seed duo of Derek Abel and Christopher Wheeler were upset on Monday by Andrew Noto and James Fuselier 3 and 2.