Doug Ghim of Texas hits his drive during the final round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club on June 1, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)


Longhorns bow out at U.S. Amateur Championship

Posted August 19th, 2016


Doug Ghim, a junior golfer at Texas, lost in the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Championship against Collin Morikawa 5 and 4 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Thursday.

Ghim had advanced through the round of 64 on Wednesday with a 2 and 1 victory over Todd White. He joined Scottie Scheffler and Gavin Hall as representatives for the Longhorns at the event. Scheffler fell to Cameron Young in the round of 64, 3 and 2, while Hall was bested by David Boote, 3 and 2 in the same round.

Ghim went 1UP against White on the second hole with a par 5 birdie. He finished the front nine 1UP and then won the first three holes of the back nine on Wednesday.


Thursday wasn’t so kind to Ghim as he fell behind early with Morikawa winning the first two holes of the round.

The Texas junior won his first hole on no. 4, but Morikawa then proceeded to win four of the next seven holes. The other three holes were halved.

With Ghim unable to win the 14th hole, Morikawa was guaranteed the victory.

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