Mason Andersen Plays Well in First U.S. Open Showing
ERIN, Wis. — 18-year-old Mason Andersen of Chandler, Ariz. proved worthy of competing with some of the best golfers in the world at the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
Andersen, who will play golf for Arizona State in the fall, qualified for his first U.S. Open after posting an impressive nine-under 134 (64, 70) to finish second in the Newport Beach sectional qualifier.
While Andersen missed the weekend cut, he still shot a two-over, 146 (73, 73), ahead of big names like 2016 U.S. Open Champion Dustin Johnson (+4), 2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy (+5), and other OWGR top-10 players Jason Day (+10) and Jon Rahm (+5).
Andersen, along with the rest of the amateurs, is exempt into the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship, set for Aug. 14-20 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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