Senior Texas golfer Doug Ghim is attempting to make it a clean sweep for UT golfers in U.S. Amateur championships as he defeated Theo Humphrey 2 and 1 in Saturday’s semifinal in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Ghim is trying to join Sophia Schubert, who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur championship last Sunday.
The Texas senior will take on Doc Redman Sunday at 9:45 a.m. If Ghim comes out victorious in the final, he’ll become the third Longhorn to win the men’s title. Justin Leonard (1992) and David Gossett (1999) are the other winners.
Humphrey took a lead on the second hole, but that didn’t last long. Ghim struck back with a birdie on the next hole and proceeded to win four of the next nine holes without Humphrey winning one.
The highlight of that run came on No. 8 when Ghim holed a shot with a chip-in to make eagle and go 2 up.
At 4 up on the 14th, Ghim’s bogey cut the lead to 3 up. After both golfers made par on No. 15, Ghim made it interesting with another bogey on No. 16.
The Texas senior sealed the deal with a solid par after Humphrey missed a chance at birdie on the par-5 17th hole.