FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Taylor Moore, an incoming freshman for the University of Arkansas men’s golf team, was a single stroke off the cut line and the closest of three Razorbacks to qualify for the next stage of the 2012 Western Amateur at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill.
Moore shot a round of even par, 72, at the difficult course and made a fantastic run on the front nine as his four birdies placed him at four-under par. Unfortunately for Moore, four bogeys on the back nine including three on the final four holes left him at even par for the day and one shot of the cut line which included the top 44 players and ties. Moore’s two-day score of one-over par, 145, tied him for 55th. Getting off to a fast start, Moore birdied each of the first three holes he played and stood at three-under par through seven holes before his fourth birdie on No. 8 had him among the tournament leaders. A bogey on No. 10 kept the Edmond, Okla., native in the hunt where he would stay through 14 holes before a bogey on the par five, 14th began his late slide.
Junior Joe Doramus
put together another solid day on the course as he shot another round of 75, to finish tied for 108th at six-over par. Beginning on No. 1, Doramus would bogey the hole that he carded an eagle on just a day before, but rebounded from the setback with a birdie on No. 2 and made the turn at even par. He would remain at par through No. 11 before a bad break on the par three, 12th, caused him to record a double bogey. Doramus would bogey the next two holes prior to a birdie on No. 15 and closed out the round with three straight pars.
For the second straight day, senior Josh Eure
would count a pair of double bogeys in his round and finished the competition at 11-over par and tied for 143rd. Opening with a birdie, Eure’s first double came on the second hole. A bogey-birdie combo on holes No. 5 and No. 6 along with four pars allowed him to tee off at No. 9 at one-over, but his second double bogey put him at three-over par at the turn. Eure closed out the round with a birdie and three bogeys over the final nine holes for a round of 77, five-over par.