AUGUSTA, Ga. — Doug Ghim’s dream weekend continues.
Sure, he didn’t measure as good as he’d like, though he posted nonetheless another eagle — his third of a Masters — and continues to raise adult a trophies in his initial Masters appearance.
“I’m blissful to move some hardware home,” Ghim, a Texas Longhorns comparison and a U.S. Amateur runner-up, pronounced Saturday afternoon after his 74 to expand to 6 over standard for a tournament. “I know I’ve got a lot of work to do to ever contend for a immature jacket.”
Ghim clinched a Silver Cup as a low pledge and a usually one of a 6 amateurs to make a cut. He knows that puts him in renowned company, fasten two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, a former Longhorn, as good as fortifying champion Sergio Garcia and four-time personality Tiger Woods.
“I knew Mr. Crenshaw had won it here dual times,” pronounced Ghim, who will spin pro after a U.S. Open in June. “(2016 low pledge from SMU) Bryson DeChambeau’s a friend. He told me currently we was his collect to be low amateur, so he thanked me for creation him demeanour smart. Winning a Silver Cup is a many honest thing I’ve finished as a golfer.”
Ghim had a many surprising day with 6 bogeys, dual birdies and a eagle on 13 when he burning a 5-iron to within 25 feet and afterwards sank a ascending putt.
He beamed over a feat though pronounced a association here keeps him grounded.
“I was looking during a stats in a clubhouse, during a opposite categories to check where we was,” Ghim said. “That’ll get we shamed genuine quickly.”
Another former Longhorn, Jhonattan Vegas, had a remarkably unchanging third turn Saturday. Playing in his third Masters, a 33-year-old Venezuelan posted his initial turn in a 60s Friday with a 69 and shot even-par 72 in his third round. He birdied a par-3 sixth hole and a par-5 13th and had usually dual bogeys, on Nos. 7 and 17, to breeze adult where he started during 2 over par.
Dylan Frittelli, here during a Masters for a initial time, didn’t play good adequate to hang around for a weekend though missed a cut by usually 6 strokes. He shot 77-74 and finished 7 over standard to tie for 58th. The low 50 and those within 10 strokes of personality Patrick Reed competent for Saturday play.
But he was tied with 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett and 4 strokes improved than other Masters winners such as Garcia and Mike Weir.
“I had a smashing time,” Frittelli pronounced Saturday. “There wasn’t anything that wasn’t spectacular. You benefit a lot of knowledge personification here mixed times, and we never knew that until we play it a initial time. we really schooled a lot, and we can see myself excelling here after training how to play a greens and attack manacles into specific locations.”
He ranked 44th in pushing correctness Friday, attack 8 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation. He resolved play in his initial Masters with usually 4 birdies and usually dual in 8 cracks during a par-5 holes.
“It’s a empathize we couldn’t play on a weekend,” Frittelli said. “The biggest thing for me was a conditions of a golf course, how discerning a weed was, how organisation a greens are. Those were a things we hadn’t anticipated, how high and quick a greens are and a opposite lies in a rough.”
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