Golf

June 13, 2014

US OPEN: How Midlands area players fared

Bob Spear looks at the play of local golfers: Andrew Dorn, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Russell Henley, Dustin Johnson and Kevin Kisner

ANDREW DORN (a)

(Coastal Carolina)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 42-38–80, 10-over

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 79-80–159, 19-over (missed cut)

HIGHLIGHT: After a shaky start, he parred five straight and made the turn 3 over.

LOWLIGHT: On the third hole, his 12th, he pulled his drive and a pine tree blocked his path to the green, leading to triple-bogey 7.

COMMENT: “Although I’m disappointed I didn’t play better, I gained a lot of experience this week that should help me in my golf future. I got to see how the pros practice and play and how important the short game is. I know I won’t play a more difficult golf course any time soon.”

LUCAS GLOVER

(Greenville/Clemson)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 34-35–69, 1-under

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 79-69–148, 8-over (missed cut)

HIGHLIGHT: He rebounded from Thursday’s disappointing round, posting five birdies.

LOWLIGHT: A double-bogey 5 on the par-3 17th ended his slim chances of making the cut.

COMMENT: “Eight-over for two days; nothing was very good.”

BILL HAAS

(Greenville)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 35-37–72, 2-over

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 72-72–144, 4-over

HIGHLIGHT: He played solid, if not spectacular, golf for 14 holes and stood 1-under for the day on the 15th tee.

LOWLIGHT: He bogeyed three of the final four holes, and a good day turned into sweating out the cut.

COMMENT: He declined comment.

RUSSELL HENLEY

(Charleston)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 37-37–74, 4-over

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 70-74–144, 4-over

HIGHLIGHT: He birdied the first hole to go-under for the tournament.

LOWLIGHT: He bogeyed five of the next 12 holes.

COMMENT: He was unavailable following his round.

DUSTIN JOHNSON

(Columbia/Coastal Carolina)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 34-35–69, 1-under

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 69-69–138, 2-under

HIGHLIGHT: A solid round with four birdies and three bogeys

LOWLIGHT: He missed a short putt on No. 6, an unforced error that led to bogey.

COMMENT: “I would have taken (2-under for two rounds) on Wednesday. And, no, I wouldn’t have thought that (at 2-under) I would be eight shots behind.”

KEVIN KISNER

(Aiken)

FRIDAY’S SCORE: 38-39–77, 7-over

TWO-ROUND SCORE: 75-77–152, 12-over (missed cut)

HIGHLIGHT: Birdie on par-4 No. 14 gave him a chance to make the cut.

LOWLIGHT: Needing two birdies over the final four holes to play the weekend, he three-putted both the Nos. 15 and 16 and played the final four holes 5-over.

COMMENT: “I learned I could compete this week. The scores don’t reflect how I played. In majors, you need some breaks. It’s been an awesome five days with the birth of our child and playing in the U.S. Open.”

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