June 13, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tennessee men's golfer Oliver Goss is on track to become the first amateur since Matt Kuchar (1988) to achieve low amateur status at both the Masters and US Open in the same year.
On Thursday, Goss got one step closer to accomplishing that goal after shooting a first round score of 71 (+1). The Australian registered two birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey at the Pinehurst No. 2 course. Goss will enter the second round tied for 36th place, six strokes behind the leader.
"In a normal round you'd think one-over wouldn't be playing very well but this course is pretty tough and the green complexes are pretty difficult so I am pretty happy with one-over," Goss said. "And I still left a couple out there so there is still room for improvement."
Much like his Masters success, Goss will seek to make the US Open cut Friday when he tees off at 2:09 p.m. (ET). The US Open cut is typically the top 60 scores plus ties.
Read the full story from the Sydney Morning Herald here: Goss on track to be top amateur