Texas' Doug Ghim hits from the 18th tee box during the NCAA men's golf regional at UT Golf Club, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Golf

Doug Ghim advances to round of 32 at U.S. Amateur

Posted August 16th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Doug Ghim wins in 15 holes
  • Ghim tees off at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in round of 32
  • Gavin Hall falls short of advancing to round of 32

Texas senior golfer Doug Ghim continued to roll at the U.S. Amateur, defeating Chris Waters 4 and 3 in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Wednesday. He advances to the round of 32 which will be played Thursday.

Ghim made back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes to lead by two. The senior took a 3-up lead when he made par on the eighth hole. Ghim made two more birdies later in the round to go 4 up.

The Longhorn sealed the win on No. 15 after Waters made an eagle on the 12th hole.

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Ghim shot 71 in the second round of the U.S. Amateur Tuesday to secure a spot in match play. The Texas senior finished stroke play at 2 under par and tied for eighth place. He shot 67 in the first round.

Ghim will take on Sahith Theegala at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Gavin Hall was unable to advance to the round of 32. He fell to Theegala in 19 holes.

Texas golf fans can catch Thursday’s round on FS1 at 5 p.m.

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