Regardless of carding three bogeys in a row and two double bogeys on Saturday, 20-year-old Gordon Sargent managed to complete his third spherical of the U.S. Open as the present low beginner.
“I believe there have been 19 [amateurs] right here I believe, one thing like that, so, yeah, it provides me confidence I am taking part in good and [I’ll] simply go play some good golf on the weekend,” Sargent stated when requested how he felt being the low am halfway by means of the match.
Sargent is one in every of 4 amateurs to make the lower. He is presently T52.
Notable gamers at this yr’s U.S. Open that beforehand gained the low am and made this yr’s lower embody Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay and Scottie Scheffler.
Sargent is presently the No. 1 ranked males’s golfer within the World Beginner Golf Rankings and was one in every of seven amateurs to play on this yr’s Masters. The rising junior at Vanderbilt shot 9-over at Augusta and missed the lower, however just one beginner (Sam Bennett) managed to make it to the weekend.
Though he’s solely midway to his economics diploma, Sargent has fairly the resume already. He gained the NCAA Division I nationwide title in 2022, changing into solely the ninth freshman to take action. The Birmingham, Alabama, product was named the 2022 Phil Mickelson Excellent Freshman of the 12 months award and was named the 2022-2023 SEC Participant of the 12 months.
Whereas he’s already confirmed himself on the collegiate stage, Sargent can also be fairly near incomes his PGA Tour card. Since he’s on the PGA Tour Accelerated observe, Sargent must earn 20 factors by the top of his junior yr to obtain his Tour card. He presently has 16. Sargent can earn one other two factors by the top of the weekend if he finishes inside the high 20.
In accordance with a media launch, Sargent is presently eligible to obtain an automated bid to signify the U.S. within the Walker Cup later this yr. The three highest ranked Individuals within the WAGR are eligible to signify their dwelling nation within the prestigious occasion. If Sargent performs within the Walker Cup, then he’ll obtain one other two factors in the direction of his PGA Tour Card.
Sargent is nicely on his solution to get his card, even when he doesn’t end inside the high 20 in Los Angeles this weekend.