OAKMONT, Pa. – Three former Razorback men’s golf teammates, led by Andrew Landry, are making noise on golf’s biggest stage as the trio will make the cut at the 116th U.S. Open on Saturday. Landry is one shot off the lead at 3-under at historic Oakmont Country Club.
Landry entered his second round tied for the lead, but a 4-over stretch in a three-hole span on the front nine quickly dropped him off the front page of the leaderboard. He bounced back with three straight pars before getting back to red figures with a birdie on the par three 13th hole. After three more pars, Landry rolled in a 25-footer for birdie on 17, before nearly holing out from the fairway on 18 and tapping in for back-to-back birdies.
In his major championship debut and ranked No. 624 in the world, Landry is one shot off the lead and alone in third place with rounds of 66-71 – 137 (-3).
His opening round 4-under 66 that featured six birdies and two bogeys was the lowest opening round in nine U.S. Open Championships at Oakmont Country Club. The previous opening round record belonged to legendary players Ben Hogan and Gary Player who both signed for rounds of 67.
David Lingmerth continued his steady play, firing a second round 1-under 69 to jump 19 spots up the leaderboard to T-15th overall with rounds of 72-69 – 141 (+1).
Ethan Tracy coupled five birdies with five bogeys before his roller coaster round left him at even-par for the day and 3-over for the championship at 73-70 – 143 (+3).
With the cutline projected at 5-over, all three former Razorback teammates will continue play in search of their first major championship.
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