June 13, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C. – Former UAB men’s golfer Sam Love competed at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst but did not make the cut after the first two rounds. Love finished the first and second rounds with a 148 (+8) in his first appearance at a major championship event since concluding his career at UAB in May.
Love, a native of Trussville, Ala., qualified for the U.S. Open as the second alternate out of the Memphis qualifier.
In the first round on Thursday, Love finished even par on the front nine with three birdies in four holes (three, five and six). However several bogeys on the back nine left him T-122 after recording a 76 (+6) in the first round.
He started the second round strong on Friday morning with two birdies in the first three holes, including the second-straight birdie on hole No. 3. Love added a birdie on the 13th hole and finished the second round with a 72 (+2).
The field is narrowed from 156 players to just 60 players, including ties, after the first two rounds. Love finished just three strokes off the cutline at the U.S. Open.