Canada's Taylor edges Weaver for low Am at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, New York (June 22, 2009) -- Nick Taylor never came close to the magical 65 he posted in the second round during the Sunday and Monday final rounds (but hey, who in the field did?) but he still finished as low amateur at the US Open by one stroke over Drew Weaver.

The 21-year-old University of Washington from Abbotsford, B.C., certainly showed the golfing world what he is capable of with his Saturday 65 -- a seven-birdie, two-bogey effort which was the second-best score of the second round, trailing only Lucas Glover's 64.

Taylor's final rounds of 75-75 put him at 288 for the championship, 8-over-par and tied for 36th overall.

Drew Weaver, the 2007 British Amateur Champion who just finished his collegiate career at Virginia Tech, opened with a 69, and was all smiles every time he was on TV. If he isn't selected to the 2009 Walker Cup team, it would be an outright crime.

Weaver showed resilience by surviving a triple-bogey Sunday on the unbelievably tough 10th hole, finishing strong to with birdies on Nos. 15 and 18 to post a 4-over 74 for round three. His final round 74 put him at 9-over for the championship and T40.

Kyle Stanley -- ready to turn pro shortly after this event -- also failed to find any magic in the final 36 holes, shooting 74-75 to finish at 13-over and T53.

Amateurs results and profiles follow:

Pic Name, Hometown
Nick Taylor, Canada
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Currently ranked #1 in Canada and #8 in the World. Runner-up in the 2008 World Amateur Team, 2008 NCAA Championship, and 2008-9 NCAA Regionals. Also qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
Drew Weaver, High Point, NC
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2007 British Amateur champion who just finished his college career at Virginia Tech with a T12 at the NCAA West Regional. Also finished T7 in the 2009 Jones Cup.
Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, WA
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Currently ranked #2 in the U.S. and #5 in the World. Winner of 2009 Jones Cup, 2008 Southern Amateur, and runner-up in 2009 NCAA Championship. Also qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
Failed to survivie the 36-hole cut
Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, CA
Currently #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the World in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings. Winner of 2008 Sunnehanna Amateur, 2008 World Amateur Team, 2007 Players Amateur, 2007 Sunnahanna Amateur, and T3 at the 2009 NCAA Championship. Also qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, CA
Tringale finished his college career at Georgia Tech with a T3 finish at the NCAA Central Regional and a T18 finish at the NCAA Championship.
Tyson Alexander, Gainesville, FL
Winner of the 2009 Azalea Invitational, Tyson follows his father Buddy (1987, 1994) as a U.S. Open contestant.
Clark Klaasen, Grand Rapids, MI
Klaasen finished his college career at Duke with a T27 finish at the NCAA Central Regional and a T30 finish at the NCAA Championship.
Ben Martin, Greenwood, SC
Member of the Clemson golf team who is coming off of top-15 finishes in the Palmetto Amateur and Sunnehanna Amateur.
David Erdy, Boonville, IN
Youngest player (19) in the U.S. Open field; got into the field two days before the start of the tournament as an alternate.
**Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, AZ
Was exempt from Sectional Qualifying due to his runner-up finish in the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst.


Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, TX
Hero of the 2009 NCAA Championship for Texas A&M--in the final round of the national championship May 30, Burgoon hit a 52-degree wedge to within inches of the cup on the 18th hole at Inverness to clinch the Aggies first national championship.
Vaughn Snyder, Massillon, OH
Snyder finished his college career at Ohio State this spring after finishing in the top 20 in the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Regionals. Also runner-up in 2008 Dixie Amateur.
Matt Nagy, Buena Vista, GA
Kennesaw State rising junior who shot a course record 63 en route to a 10-under 134 total and medalist honors at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, GA.
Kyle Peterman, Sherman, IL
Member of the Western Illinois golf team who had to return to the course on Tuesday morning to win a three-way playoff for the lone spot from the Grayslake, IL qualifying site.
Scott Lewis, Henderson, NV
Member of the UC-Santa Barbara golf team who got into the field at the first alternate from the Somis, CA qualifying site.
Josh Brock, Wilmington, NC
Member of the UNC Wilmington golf team who shot 72-65 to finish 2nd in a very strong field at the Rockland, MD qualifying site.

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Results For U.S. Open Golf Championship
T36CanadaNick TaylorCanada70073-65-75-75--288
T40NCDrew WeaverHigh Point, NC70069-72-74-74--289
53WAKyle StanleyGig Harbor, WA50070-74-74-75--293

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