Jon Rahm hits a tee shot at 116th U.S. Open
OAKMONT, PA (June 18, 2016) -- The second ranked amateur in the world, Jon Rahm
lived up to his billing by making the cut at the U.S. Open. The Arizona State product shot a 6-over 76 in the first round before firing a 1-under 69 in the second round to finish 5-over and one shot inside the 6-over cut line.
Rahm began his second round at Oakmont Country Club on the first hole and got off to a strong start with a 2nd hole birdie. After a run of pars Rahm turned in 1-under 34 putting himself in position to make the 36-hole cut.
On the back nine Rahm seesawed back and forth a bit. He bogeyed 10, birdied 11, bogeyed 12 and then birdied the 13th to remain 1-under for the day. Needing a strong finish Rahm played even-par golf the rest of the way with a bogey and birdie on No. 17 to finish the closing nine in even-par 35 and inside the midway point cutline.
To see how the other 10 amateurs fared in the first two rounds continue below:
Scottie Scheffler (+7):
First Round Recap: One of the few players to complete his round on Thursday, Scheffler opened with a 1-under 69. For a more in depth recap of Scheffler's first round scroll down to the Thursday recap.
Round Two Recap: It was a disappointing second round for Scheffler after he was inside the top-10 following the first round. Scheffler didn't card a birdie during a second day 8-over 78 and as a result missed the cut by a shot.
Justin Suh (+8):
First Round Recap:After starting on the first hole Suh began his U.S. Open with seven straight pars before scuffling a bit with three consecutive bogeys on holes 7-9 to turn in 3-over 38. On the backside Suh was one-stroke better with a 2-over 37 as he carded his only birdie of the day on No. 15.
Round Two Recap: Suh played 13 holes before darkness halted second round play on Saturday. Following the restart Suh, who started on the 10th, birdied No. 7 and bogeyed No. 8. Suh finished the second round with a 3-over 73.
Sam Burns (+9):
First Round Recap: Beginning on the 10th hole Burns reached 1-under with a long birdie putt on the 11th hole. The early birdie proved to be his only of the first round as he bogeyed three and had a triple-bogey throughout the rest of the day.
Round Two Recap: Burns began his second round late Friday and completed 14 holes before play was suspended. Early in his round Burns rolled in two birdies on the 2nd and 4th holes.
Sam Horsfield (+9):
First Round Recap: It was nines of 39-37 for Horsfield in his first round at Oakmont. Horsfield didn't record a birdie during his opening during his 6-over 76 opening round.
Second Round Recap: Horsfield had a better second round with a 3-over 73. After not carding a birdie in the first round Horsfield rolled in four on the day.
Nick Hardy (+10):
First Round Recap: It was an up and down round for Hardy but he was able to keep things together with three birdies. His birds came on 5, 10 and 13.
Second Round Recap: Hardy went along nicely in his second round carding a 3-over 73. He converted birdies on Nos. 13 and 17.
Kyle Mueller (+10):
First Round Recap: Back-to-back double-bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15 proved costly to Mueller who had birdies on Nos. 7 and 17.
Second Round Recap: It was a crazy looking scorecard for Mueller in the second round but he was able to put together a 3-over 73 in his final round of the U.S. Open. Mueller had four birdies, three bogeys and two double-bogeys during his second 18.
Christopher Crawford (+12): It was a slow start to the day for Crawford who began on the 10th hole. Crawford started with a pair of pars but double-bogeyed No. 12 before bouncing back with a birdie on 13. On the backside Crawford carded a second birdie on No. 17 before turning in 4-over 39. Crawford shot a 2-over 37 on his final nine, the front side.
Round Two Recap: Beginning the second round on No. 1, Crawford came out of the gates nicely and shot a 2-over 37 on the front nine. However, the start of the back nine was a bit of a struggle for Crawford with three bogeys in the first four holes. Crawford began Saturday on No. 14 and played 1-over golf to the house.
Derek Bard (+15):
First Round Recap: Playing in his second major this year, Bard battled throughout as he tallied six bogeys and a double-bogey. He converted his only birdie of the round on the 17th.
Round Two Recap: Bard was the only amateur to finish the second round on Friday and he shot an 8-over 78. Bard had an adventuresome second 18 that included only four pars. The rest of his scorecard was comprised of five birdies, five bogeys and four double-bogeys.
Charlie Danielson (+19):
First Round Recap: The highlight of the day for Danielson came on the first when he birdied his opening hole of the tournament.
Second Round Recap: Danielson was never able to get anything going during the second round shooting a 11-over 81 on Saturday morning
Ryan Stachler (+22):
First Round Recap: In his first round Stachler didn't record a birdie but he played steady golf for the most part. Stachler slipped up with a couple of double-bogeys but held his own for the majority of the day.
Second Round Recap: After not rolling in a birdie in the first round Stachler birdied the 12th in the second round.
Scottie Scheffler was one of only a handful of players to finish there first round on a rain soaked Thursday at Oakmont Country Club and he finds himself at the top of the leaderboard. Scheffler, a junior at Texas, was among the first players to tee off in the 116th U.S. Open and with play called for the day his 1-under 69 has him tied for fourth.
Scheffler began his round on the 10th hole and he started his U.S. Open career in style with a birdie. Following a string of pars it appeared as if the wheels might have fallen off a bit after bogeys on Nos. 18 and 1 but the 2015 Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year was able to get things moving in the right direction once more.
The turnaround began on the 615 yard par-5 4th with a birdie getting him back to even-par for the day. Scheffler was then able to move into red figures once more with a birdie on No. 7, his third of the day. Following two pars Scheffler posted his 69 and the lowest score ever by an amateur in the first round of a Oakmont U.S. Open.
"I had a few good days off to rest at home in Dallas and (then) started practicing with my coach Randy (Smith) and then just hung out with some friends and just relaxed," Scott Scheffler told Fox Sports 1 of his tournament preparation. "Then I got here on Sunday and started getting ready for the tournament."
Scheffler will have a long time to wait before he begins his second round with more then half of the field yet to begin their first round. However, the wait will not influence his game plan as the week moves forward.
"We will see what the lead is at but I don't think my game plan is going to change to much," Scheffler said. "I am just going to try and get the ball into play and see what I can do from the fairways out here because it isn't very easy to play from the rough and the bad spots on this course."
COMPLETE THURSDAY AMATEUR RESULTS
-Ryan Stachler; 5-over thru 10-Kyle Mueller; 5-over thru 10-Sam Horsfield; 6-over thru 17-Jon Rahm; 6-over thru 15-Charlie Danielson; 6-over thru 11-Nick Hardy; 7-over-F-Derek Bard; has not started-Sam Burns; has not started-Justin Suh; has not started-Christopher Crawford; has not started