U.S. Open: Fitzpatrick makes weekend cut
13 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: U.S. Open Golf Championship, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Matthew Fitzpatrick Rankings

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick

PINEHURST, N.C. (June 13, 2014) -- University of Alabama star Cory Whitsett fired a 1-under 69 on Friday but it wasn't enough to sneak him under the cut line at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Whitsett missed the 5-over 145 cut by just a shot, leaving reigning U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick as the only amateur golfer to make the cut at the U.S. Open.

Fitzpatrick shot 1-over 71 on Thursday and shot 3- over 73 on Friday to finish the first two days of the event at 144 and two shots under the cut line heading into the weekend.

Fitzpatrick, of course, also won low amateurs at the British Open last year before being named to the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team. After just one semester at Northwestern University, Fitzpatrick left the school to focus on his game full-time. He intends to turn professional after this weekend's play and recently took a Top 25 at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.

Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart and Illinois star Brian Campbell also finished at 146 and just outside of the 36-hole cut.

Stanford's Cameron Wilson, who won the NCAA Championship earlier this month, shot an even par 70 in Round 2 but it wasn't enough to get him under the cut line after a tough opening-round 78.

2014 U.S. OPEN AMATEUR SCORES: Matthew Fitzpatrick 71-73--144
Cory Whitsett 77-69--146
Hunter Stewart 75-71- -146
Brian Campbell 76-70- -146
Cameron Wilson 78-70-148
Maverick McNealy 74- 76- -150
Robby Shelton 78-75- -153
Oliver Goss 71-83--154
Brandon McIver 82-73- -155
Will Grimmer 77-80- -157
Andrew Dorn 79-80--159

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T48EnglandMatthew FitzpatrickEngland60071-73-78-69-291

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