Ohio State golfer Will Grimmer ended his impressive weekend at Shinnecock Hills in New York with a final round 10-over par 80 on Sunday, pushing his total score to 23-over 303 and a 66th-place finish at the U.S. Open.
Grimmer was at 5 over after two rounds to fall well within the cut line, but struggled to an 18-over 158 in the final two rounds combined. Nonetheless, Grimmer, who will be a senior next season, was one of only three amateurs to make the cut. He also qualified for the U.S. Open in 2014 but failed to make the cut that year.
Not quite the weekend I was hoping for but what an experience @usopengolf this week! To make the cut and be playing the weekend was an incredible feeling. Great learning experience and looking forward to more of these in years to come. Thanks to everyone for all the support! 👍🏼
— Will Grimmer (@grimmer12_will) June 17, 2018
Grimmer was a second-team All-Big Ten golfer last season and finished runner-up at the conference championships.
The Cincinnati native was second on the Buckeyes in round average (72.5) and top-20 finishes (six). He led Ohio State in rounds at par or better, doing so in half of his rounds (14 of 28).
Luis Gagne of Costa Rica and American Matt Parziale, the other two amateurs to make the cut this weekend, both finished at 16-over 296, tied for 48th. American Brooks Koepka won the event with a 1-over 281, becoming the first person since 1988-89 to win back-to-back Opens.