Friday, March 31, 2023

Travis Vick Adds US Open Fewer Amateur Medals To NCAA Trophy

BROOKLYN, Mass ( Associated Press) — Travis Vick was already the NCAA team champion in Texas. Now he can add less amateurs to his resume at the US Open.

Vick scored a 3 over 73 at The Country Club on Sunday to finish in an 8-over par for the tournament and claim the silver medal from the USGA. Vick also scored a victory point for Texas at the national championships earlier this month.

“It’s kind of like golfer’s height,” Vick said on Sunday. “I qualified for the Open, and then next week we go to the NCAA and win. Then I get here and finish low.”

Vic was 1 under to make the cut after shooting 70 and 69 in the first two rounds. He then finished with a 76 – with a 9 on the eighth hole on Saturday – and then shot a 73, two strokes ahead of Sam Bennett (73), who played for rival Texas A&M.

Austin Greijer (17 ov) and Stewart Hegstad (19 ov) were the only other amateurs to make the cut.

“It is an honor to be here. The whole experience was incredible,” said Vic. “Then to put it least, it’s hard to put into words how wonderful it is.”

Vick said that playing in the NCAA was “a lot of pressure, even though there are thousands of fans here.”

“When you’re playing for your team and you’re playing for a university, there’s something about it because it’s something we practice all year round and you only get one chance to do that,” They said.

“But to say there was no pressure here would be a lie, especially when you’re with Brooks Koepka next to you for the first time.”

Another Top 10

2011 winner Rory McIlroy took 2 points for the tournament with 69 points and finished fifth. It was his fourth consecutive top-10 spot at the US Open after missing the cut over the past three years.

He finished second at the Masters in April and eighth at the PGA Championship in Tulsa in May.

“I would look at it as another missed opportunity, like (PGA in) Southern Hills was,” he said. “But missed opportunities are better than not fighting at all. So that’s positive.

“I have to be patient at this point,” McIlroy said. “Because if I just position myself, sooner or later it will be my day and I’m going to have it.”

Where he bogey-birdie-bogie-birdie-bogie, a string of holes set the tone.

“A bit of a roller coaster on the front nine,” he said. “That’s how the US Open goes. There are a lot of highs and a lot of lows.”

McIlroy, who won in Toronto last week, was aiming for his fifth major win – but his first since 2014. It was his 26th top-10 position in a major.

“It’s not a win or a bust. It’s not like not playing where I finished today, it’s like not playing on the weekend,” he said. “I think when I look back, do I remember fifth place at Brookline? Will happen? Probably not.”

clothes make the man

Will Zalatoris dressed for the occasion when he arrived at The Country Club for the final round of the US Open.

The overnight co-leader wore a shirt, dotted with the silhouettes of Francis Oumet and his 10-year-old caddy, Eddie Lowery, from the 1913 US Open at The Country Club.

Ouimet was a 20-year-old amateur who lived across the street when he defeated British professionals Ted Ray and Harry Varden in a playoff. The victory sparked a golf boom in the United States and was celebrated in a book and film called “The Greatest Game Ever Played”.

A statue of the two sits at the entrance of a municipal course adjacent to The Country Club.

free admit card

Qualifier Joel Dahman couldn’t finish the job after taking part of a 36-hole lead, but he would leave The Country Club with a waiver at next year’s US Open.

The top 10 finishers are not required to qualify for next summer’s event at the Los Angeles Country Club. This meant that Denny McCarthy and Adam Hadwin, who finished seventh at 1 under, and Dehmann, who were tied at 10th, could avoid local qualifying as well as the 36-hole final leg which was called the “longest”. “It is called. day in golf. ,

The other seven in the top 10 earned exemptions at this year’s tournament.

“I had no idea about that stuff,” Dahman said. “I might be able to hang on to that. I don’t enjoy that 36-hole day.


Associated Press Golf writer Doug Ferguson and Associated Press national writer Eddie Peles contributed to this report.


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