June 17, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Former Alabama golfer Michael Thompson shot the lowest score of Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club with a 3-under-par 67, but came up one shot short to finish tied for second place at 2-over-par 282.
Thompson, who now resides in Birmingham, Ala., carded rounds of 66 (the lowest first-round score), 75 and 74 to go along with Sunday's 67. He finished tied with former UAB golfer and 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. Webb Simpson won the Open with a final round 68 to finish at 1-over 281.
The Crimson Tide's Hunter Hamrick also posted a solid finish at the U.S. Open with a 12-over-par 292 total that left him in a tie for 46th position. Another former Tide golfer, Jason Bohn, finished 71st at 301.
On the amateur front, current Crimson Tide golfer Bobby Wyatt shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to win the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur with a 9-under-par total of 271 at the Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa.
Wyatt, a native of Mobile, Ala., fired rounds of 65, 70, 68 and 68 for the win. His teammate Justin Thomas finished tied for third at 6-under 274 after rounds of 65, 69, 70 and 70. Cory Whitsett played well, finishing 11th at 1-under 279. Tom Lovelady shot 8-over 288 to tie for 35th while Trey Mullinax tied for 66th at 18-over 298.
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