BROOKLINE, Mass. — The day earlier than, Keegan Bradley lived a dream, vaulting himself into competition within the U.S. Open close to his dwelling state of Vermont.
No one had extra momentum getting into Sunday’s remaining spherical than he did, getting into the day simply two pictures out of the lead — till his dream was dashed by bogeys on the primary three holes Sunday.
Bradley, who performed his school golf at St. John’s, would by no means get well, ending in a disappointing tie for seventh after taking pictures 71 and ending 1-under par, 5 pictures behind winner Matt Fitzpatrick.
“There’s part of me that’s nonetheless glad that it’s over,’’ Bradley mentioned. “I’m tapped out. What per week. I had the very best time. I’m so grateful for the followers of New England and Boston. I’m happy with the best way I performed. I want I had putted a bit of higher at present, however that’s the best way it goes.’’
He mentioned of the followers chanting his title on the 18th gap Saturday, “Man, I’ll keep in mind that for the remainder of my life.’’
If solely Chris Gotterup didn’t must play the fifteenth gap at The Country Club this week.
The 22-year-old Jersey Shore native, enjoying in his first U.S. Open, completed 8-over par for the event and in forty third place.
But had it not been for the pesky fifteenth gap, which Gotterup performed in 5-over par for the week (a four-putt double bogey in Thursday’s first spherical and bogeys within the remaining three rounds), he would have completed 3-over and in twenty third place.
“I’m glad I didn’t must play that one once more,’’ Gotterup instructed The Post afterward. “I hit a bunch of excellent drives on that gap and simply by no means acquired it going.’’
Gotterup grew up in Little Silver, performed at Rumson Country Club together with his dad Morten as a child and performed 4 years at Rutgers and one 12 months at Oklahoma. He known as the week “ expertise,’’ including, “I feel I dealt with it very well. I performed good. I’ll undoubtedly take loads from this week. I’m not overly happy with how the weekend went, as a result of I really feel like I’m hitting it fairly damned good proper now.’’
He was 3-under par on the entrance 9 Sunday with birdies on Nos. 2, 4 and eight, earlier than faltering with a five-bogey 39 on the again 9.
“I had day and I sort of completed poorly … some unhealthy bogeys coming in with two three-putts,’’ he mentioned. “I acquired ‘U.S. Opened’ a pair instances. It’s going to occur. I’d have preferred for it to not have occurred.’’
Next for Gotterup is the Travelers Championship this week at TPC River Highlands, the place he has a sponsor’s exemption, after which John Deere subsequent month on one other sponsor’s exemption. If he finishes within the top-7 amongst gamers who aren’t already certified for the British Open, he can qualify for St. Andrews.
His general take from his first profession main championship?
“I undoubtedly grew,’’ Gotterup mentioned. “I didn’t make this week any greater than what it was. I performed horrible in Canada (a missed minimize final week), so to return out right here this week and hit the ball stable was a giant step in the appropriate course.’’
Travis Vick, a 22-year-old from the University of Texas, was the low newbie among the many 4 within the subject who made the minimize, ending 8-over par and in a tie for forty third after taking pictures 73 on Sunday. Sam Bennett completed 10-over, Austin Greaser completed 17-over and Stewart Hagestad completed 19-over.
“It’s simply been an honor being right here,’’ Vick mentioned. “The complete expertise was unimaginable. Then to high it off with low-am, it’s exhausting to place into phrases how superior that’s.’’
Vick, who simply completed serving to lead Texas to the NCAA title, mentioned, “It’s sort of been like a golfer’s excessive in a way.’’
Before the lead teams teed off, 25-year-old Italian Guido Migliozzi was posting the second lowest rating of the day with a 4-under-par 66. “It’s been an important spherical of golf,’’ he mentioned. “I performed very, very stable from tee to inexperienced, and it was a very long time that I used to be enjoying like that. I had nothing to lose, and I simply wished to play nice golf.’’
Grayson Murray, who’s identified extra for his social media tweaking of fellow golfer Kevin Na for his gradual play, was not having a day in Sunday’s U.S. Open remaining spherical.
Murray, who shot 80 Sunday and completed 18-over for the week and in 63rd place out of the 64 who made the minimize, took his struggles out it out on his golf equipment.
After taking quadruple bogey 8 on the seventh gap, Murray angrily tomahawk-tossed his putter into the lengthy fescue grass. He’d been even-par via the primary six holes earlier than making that mess on No. 7. He went on to card a triple bogey on the ninth gap after which, after hitting a poor tee shot on No. 10, snapped his iron over his leg.
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