June 16, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Alabama golfers Michael Thompson, Hunter Hamrick and Jason Bohn have all enjoyed the first two rounds of the U.S. Open Championship at the Olympic Club this week.
The trio all made the cut and are in the top 30 at the start of Saturday's third round at the fast and difficult par-70 Olympic Club. Thompson is tied for fourth (+1, 141), Hamrick is tied for 18th (+4, 144) and Bohn is tied for 29th (+5, 145).
Thompson and Hamrick have shot the lowest scores of the first two rounds with Thompson posting a 66 in Thursday's opening round and Hamrick a 67 late in the day on Fridays.
Thompson, of Birmingham, Ala., got off to a hot start on Thursday to hold a three-shot lead after the first day. He grinded his way to a 75 on Friday and is two shots off the lead of Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms. Thompson will tee off at 4:35 p.m. (CDT).
Hamrick, of Montgomery, Ala., vaulted up the leader board on Friday with a 3-under 67, which was the lowest round of the day. He fired an opening round 76 on Thursday. He will tee off at 2:55 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday.
Bohn shot 70 on Thursday and 75 on Friday and will tee off at 2:15 p.m.