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US Open: Three Amateurs Survive Cut
13 Jun 2008
see also: U.S. Open Golf Championship, Erin Hills Golf Course

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SAN DIEGO, California (June 13, 2008) -- The lowest of the eleven amateurs in the field of the US Open after 18 holes, Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, California had a tough first nine on Saturday and had to fight hard coming in just to stay in it. He made the cut, right on the number of 7-over, but it was a disappointing comeback from a first round 70 that saw him tied for 7th.

Derek Fathauer of Florida has posted two very solid rounds of 73, and is tied for 35th at 146, while 2007 US Amateur runner-up Michael Thompson is one behind him at 147.

Among the eight players will not play on the weekend, Kyle Stanley of Washington will suffer the most heartache -- he wound up in a group of players at plus eight that were all knocked out by Stuart Appleby's birdie on the final hole.

36-hole amateur scores from the US Open at Torrey Pines are listed below:

Pos Name   +/-   Rd1 Rd2 Tot
T35 Derek Fathauer   4   73 73 146
T42 Michael Thompson   5   74 73 147
T65 Rickie Fowler   7   70 79 149
               
  did not survive 36-hole cut            
T81 Kyle Stanley   8   72 78 150
T104 Nick Taylor   10   77 75 152
T107 Kevin Tway   11   75 78 153
T131 Jordan Cox   15   80 77 157
T134 Jeff Wilson   17   78 81 159
T147 Jimmy Henderson   21   81 82 163
150 Gary Wolstenholme   23   83 82 165
T151 Michael Quagliano   25   86 81 167


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The U.S. Open is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. Open to amateurs and professionals.

The USGA intends to make the U.S. Open the most rigorous, yet fair, examination of golf skills, testing all forms of shot-making. The USGA prepares the course after careful consideration of 14 different factors. The complete philosophy statement can be found on www.usopen.com.

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