Gordon Sargent wins morning low, despite mistake on 18th hole

Gordon Sargent officially took low amateur honors at the US Open after going 1 under on Sunday afternoon.

The incoming Vanderbilt junior had six birdies, seven pars and five bogeys in his final round. Sargent’s 1-under performance is even more impressive given his near-perfect putt on the 18th hole went in and out.

According to ESPN Paulo Uggetti, the cup was slightly damaged because the group before that of Sargent got the flag wrong. The cut was mended after Sargent’s bounced putt.

Despite the last-hole problem, Sargent’s standings were unaffected. He completed his first-ever US Open appearance with a solid performance. He managed to regain some momentum after going over 5 on lap three, his worst lap of the weekend.

At 4-over, he is currently T42, beating fellow amateurs who made the cut Ben Carr (+13), Aldrich Potgieter (+15) and Maxwell Moldovan (+17), respectively.

Sargent adds his US Open low am honors to an already impressive resume for the 20-year-old student. He was named the 2023 SEC Player of the Year and was one of seven amateurs to compete in that year’s Masters. As the male golfer currently ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Sargent will also have the chance to represent the United States at the Walker Cup later this year.

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