Photo courtesy of USGA/J.D. Cuban
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Will Grimmer fired a second consecutive solid round of 2-over 72 and is one of just three amateurs to make the cut at the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
After missing the cut in his US Open debut in 2014, Grimmer entered this week with different goals. Being just over a year before turning pro, the Cincinnati, Ohio native said he wanted to make the cut and have a good showing. Well he has accomplished both feats in just the first two days.
Grimmer followed his opening round 73 with a round of 72 to put him in a tie for 25th at 5-over par. He joins US Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale (+7) and Luis Gagne (+7) as the only amateurs to make the cut of the 20 who started the championship.
A big key for Grimmer’s solid play the last two days has been his work on the greens. He has needed just 58 putts over the first two rounds and has holed over 198 feet worth of putts. He is also nearly +2.53 in strokes gained putting which is in the top-10 of the field.
Grimmer will start moving day at 12:47 p.m. and is paired with Brendan Steele. Fox will have coverage from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.