OAKMONT, PENNSYLVANIA – After weather delays pushed his debut to Friday, Austin Jordan's opening round at the 116th U.S. Open Championship is in the books. Although he did not record a birdie or better during his first round on his 23rd birthday, Jordan did not waste any time in round two.
Jordan (currently at +6 thru one in Rd. 2) ripped a 301-yard tee shot to the left side of the fairway on the 491-yard par-4 first hole. He then tucked a 190-yard approach shot within nine feet and drained the birdie putt to move into a tie for 89th. Jordan is currently three strokes back of T36 and two back of the projected cutline.
The Rainbow native began Rd.1 on the back nine and dropped three shots on his first two holes - bogey on No. 10 and double bogey on No. 11. He recovered to card seven straight pars before settling for bogeys on No. 1 and 2. Jordan finished the round at +7 (77).