U.S. Open

Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Thursday at Olympic Club? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

June 14, 2012
Andy Zhang

Birdie: Andy Zhang

OK, so he could have done just about anything on Day 1 and we would have applauded. He's 14, people! While most people his age are still finishing up middle school, Zhang was taking his first major exam in golf -- and he definitely didn't fail. After starting the day eight over through five holes, the youngest competitor in U.S. Open history played the final 13 at one over and he broke 80 by sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18. Don't think that's a big deal? Jack Nicklaus shot 80-80 in his U.S. Open debut in 1957. And he was 17.
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