July 18, 2014
MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND – Rising senior Paul Dunne of the UAB men’s golf team fell two strokes short of the cut at The 2014 Open Championship on Friday. Dunne fired a 148 (+4) over the first two rounds of competition at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
One of four amateurs in golf’s oldest major, Dunne began the tournament with a 75 (+3) on Thursday. After 12 holes of play, the Greystones, Ireland native was even-par. Three bogeys on his final five holes would bring his 18-hole score to three-over for the day.
On Friday, the rising senior got off to a rough start and was five-over par after the first four holes. Dunne remained five-over par until he went on a tear on the back nine. The UAB men’s golfer recorded four straight birdies to put himself back in contention to make the cut. Dunne finished the round in 73 strokes (+1), but was two strokes back of the cut.
Dunne was the second member of the 2013-14 UAB men’s golf team to play in a major this year. Former Blazer Sam Love participated in the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C.
Former Blazer Graeme McDowell is still in contention after two rounds of play. The two-time All-American is currently one-under par for the event after carding a 69 (-3) for the second round of play.
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