On Behalf of SOFER’D
The first football game of new head coach Chad Morris’s regime is less than two weeks away, but this past weekend, another SMU Mustangs sport took the spotlight. Golfer Bryan DeChambeau made history by winning the U. S. Amateur last Sunday. The senior beat University of Virginia junior Derek Bard 7 and 6 in the 36 hole final at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
DeChambeau became just the fifth golfer in history to win the U. S. Amateur and the NCAA individual title in the same year, joining select company. The other four are Jack Nicklaus in 1961, Phil Mikelson in 1990, Tiger Woods in 1996 and Ryan Moore in 2004.
“It’s an honor to be in that field,” DeChambeau told the Associated Press.
DeChambeau is also the fourth SMU golfer to win the U. S. Amateur. The other three are Hank Kuehne in 1998, Colt Knost in 2007 and Kelly Kraft in 2011.