OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 16: Amateur Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 16, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


Scottie Scheffler shoots best completed round at U.S. Open

Posted June 16th, 2016


Texas sophomore Scottie Scheffler was one of just seven players to shoot under par in the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on Thursday. He sits in a tie for fourth place at one shot under par.

Not many golfers completed the first round, but Scheffler’s 69 was good for the best score of golfers who completed the first round. He’s just two strokes behind Andrew Landry who is through 17 holes of the first round.

Scheffler is one of just nine golfers to complete the first round as play was suspended due to inclement weather. He’s currently the low amateur for the tournament.


Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth finished 11 holes in the first round and is 1-over and in a tie for 16th place.

Scheffler started the round with a bogey, but three birdies through the first ten holes put him in good position. One final bogey on the 18th hole prevented him from sitting in a tie for second place after one round.

Here’s his birdie on the seventh hole.

He saved par on the 15th hole with this solid putt.

“I felt pretty good about it, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Scheffler said of his first round. “I didn’t really let the magnitude of what’s going on get to me.”

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