Omar Khalid playing cards 73 to remain in hunt at US Junior Amateurs

Pakistan’s Omar Khalid might be seeking to safe a spot within the matchplay stage of the 74th US Junior Novice Golf Championship being performed right here. — Press launch
  • His Pakistani compatriot Yashal Shah scores 75 within the opening rounds at Bandon Trails.
  • Omar Khalid stays in rivalry to qualify for matchplay stage.
  • Winner will earn an exemption into 2023 US Open to be performed at Los Angeles Nation Membership.

KARACHI: Pakistan’s No. 1 Omar Khalid stayed in rivalry to grow to be the primary participant from his nation to qualify for the matchplay stage of the 74th US Junior Novice Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon, USA, after carding a powerful spherical of 73.

Taking part in in extraordinarily windy situations on the treacherous Bandon Trails course, Omar bounced again from a shaky begin to end his spherical with a birdie on the par-5 18th on Tuesday. 

He is only one shot behind the projected lower after two rounds of stroke play occasion on the US Junior Amateurs, thought to be probably the most prestigious and difficult junior occasion in worldwide golf. Omar was scheduled to play the second stroke play spherical on the par-72 Bandon Dunes course.

Omar’s compatriot Yashal Shah carded 75 on the par-71 Bandon Trails and remained with an outdoor probability of qualifying for the matchplay rounds. A complete of 264 top-ranked junior gamers from all around the world are featured within the championship. The highest 64 will qualify for the four-day matchplay rounds of the championship.

Omar started his spherical with a bogey on gap 10 after lacking a seemingly simple putt. He was at 38 on the flip however bounced again with a birdie on the 212-yard par three-second gap.

In the meantime, the most important headline of the opening day was offered by Jack Cantlay, the youthful brother of reigning PGA TOUR Participant of the Yr Patrick Cantlay, as he broke the championship nine-hole scoring document with a 28 on Bandon Dunes’ entrance 9. 

Cantlay began on No. 10, and his second 9 included a pair of eagle 3s on the 2 par 5s, a 45-foot putt on the third gap and a 65-foot chip-in on No. 9. 4 over par by means of his first eight holes, Cantlay rallied to play his ultimate 11 holes in 9 below par to card a 5-under 67.

For the second spherical, gamers will swap programs, after which the sphere of 264 might be trimmed to the low 64 scorers for match play. Ought to a playoff be essential to fill the remaining spots within the draw, it would happen on Bandon Trails (holes 1, 2 and 18) on Wednesday. The entire matches will happen on Bandon Dunes.

Prime gamers from 25 nations are competing within the US Junior Amateurs.

The legendary Tiger Woods is certainly one of three golfers who’ve gained the US Junior Novice after which went on to win the US Open. Woods gained the Junior Novice in 1991, 1992 and 1993 and gained the US Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008. Johnny Miller gained the Junior Novice in 1964 and adopted up with a US Open win in 1973. Extra just lately, Jordan Spieth gained Junior Novice titles in 2009 and 2011 and adopted up with a US Open victory in 2015.

The winner of the championship will earn an exemption into the 2023 US Open to be performed on the Los Angeles Nation Membership. He may also earn an exemption for the subsequent two US Amateurs.

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