At least that’s the case for one Alabama golfer today.
Senior Hunter Hamrick flew back to Alabama from Los Angeles, California just two days ago after a gut-wrenching loss to Texas on the last hole of the NCAA men’s final at Riviera Country Club. But that didn’t stop him today from booking a return trip back to the Golden State.
Hamrick qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open at a two-round sectional qualifying tournament that was held at Germantown Country Club in Memphis, Tenn.. Hamrick shot 8-under par with back-to-back 67’s, putting him in a five-way tie for second place in the 84-man field.
His teammate, sophomore Bobby Wyatt, finished 6-under par by posting a 70 in the first round followed by a 66 to put him in a three-way tie for ninth place. Wyatt went on to lose in a playoff for the last spot to PGA Tour player Robert Castro.
The top nine players qualified for the 112th playing of the legendary Open which will get underway on June 14 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.