Thompson ties for second at U.S. Open

Alabama alum Michael Thompson shot the lowest score of Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open with a 3-under-par 67, but ultimately came up one shot short to finish tied for second place at 2-over-par 282.

Another day, another triumph for Alabama athletics.

This time, it's former Crimson Tide golfer Michael Thompson, who finished tied for second at the U.S. Open this weekend.

Thompson shot the lowest score of Sunday's final round at The Olympic Club with a 3-under-par 67, but came up a shot short to finish tied for second place at 2-over-par 282. He tied with former UAB golfer and 2010 U.S. Open champion, Graeme McDowell.

Thompson carded rounds of 66 (the lowest first-round score), 75 and 74 in addition to Sunday's 67.

Webb Simpson made quite a comeback to win it all with a final round 68 to finish 1-over 281.

Alabama alums Hunter Hamrick (tied for 46th with a 12-over-par 292 total) and Jason Bohn (finished 71st at 301) also had solid weekends.

On the amateur side, current Crimson Tide golfer Bobby Wyatt shot a final-round 68 Sunday to win the Sunnehanna Amateur at 9-under-par total of 271.

Wyatt had rounds of 65, 70, 68 and 68 for the win, and his teammate, Justin Thomas, finished tied for third at 6-under 274. Cory Whitsett finished 11th, Tom Lovelady tied for 35th and Trey Mullinax tied for 66th.

Wyatt, Whitsett and Mullinax are sophomores and Lovelady and Thomas are freshmen.


For more Alabama coverage, follow Laken Litman on Twitter!

BamaMag Top Stories