Schauffele Tied for Eighth after Day Two at U.S. Open
June 16, 2017
ERIN, Wis. – Former San Diego State men’s golf star Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) finds himself in a tie for eighth place at the 117th U.S. Open Championship after carding a 1-over par 73 during the second round on Friday at Erin Hills Golf Club.
With his total, Schauffele remains in contention just two shots off the pace with a combined 5-under 139 heading into Saturday’s third round at the par-72, 7,741-yard course layout.
After making double-bogey on the par-3 13th, Schauffele closed with five straight pars to finish the day in a five-way for eighth along with Si Woo Kim, Brandt Snedeker, Hideki Matsuyama and amateur Cameron Champ. Earlier, the three-time all-Mountain West Conference selection carded birdies on the fifth and 12th greens sandwiched around a bogey on the par-3 No. 9.
The quartet of Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood share the lead after 36 holes at 7-under, while Jamie Lovemark, Rickie Fowler and J.B. Holmes occupy the fifth position just one shot behind on a crowded leaderboard.
A rookie on the PGA Tour, Schauffele fired a 66 on Thursday, highlighted by six birdies, to become the first golfer in tournament history to shoot a bogey-free round of 66 or better in his U.S. Open debut.
Schauffele, who garnered third-team All-America accolades from the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek following his senior season at SDSU in 2015, will tee off alongside Cameron Champ on Saturday for the third round of the U.S. Open, starting at 1:45 p.m. CT/11:45 a.m. PT.