U.S. Open: Amateur rundown

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4/10/2014 - 4/13/2014

Pos Name Thru Today Overall
1 Bubba Watson $1,620,000 600 -8
2 Jonas Blixt $792,000 270 -5
2 Jordan Spieth $792,000 270 -5
4 Miguel Angel Jimenez $432,000 0 -4
5 Rickie Fowler $342,000 115 -2
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Name: Tyson Alexander

School: Florida senior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 14

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 80

Short shots: Shot a final-round 66 at sectional qualifying to advance. ...Alexander won this year’s Azalea Invitational, one of the top amateur events in the country. ... He has competed in three U.S. Amateurs, and won the 2005 Southern Junior. ... He finished third at the ‘08 Gator Invitational with a final-round 66 (his career low), seventh at this year’s NCAA Southwest Regional and 79th in stroke play at the NCAA Championship. ... Tied for 15th at the ‘08 Southern Amateur and T-13 at ‘08 Players Amateur.

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Name: Josh Brock

College: UNC Wilmington junior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 181

Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings: 224

Short shots: Brock aplayed the NCAA Southeast Regional as an individual, where a 7-over 220 put him in 60th place. ... He had a 73.0 scoring average in 31 rounds, with his best finish a tie for second at the Ironwood Intercollegiate. ... His 7-under 137 total in sectional qualifying at Woodmont Country Club tied him with Michael Sim, winner of two Nationwide Tour events this year.

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Name: Bronson Burgoon

College: Texas A&M graduate

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 31

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 12

Short shots: He made history in May by helping his team to win the NCAA Championship with a final-hole birdie at Inverness Country Club to defeat Arkansas’ Andrew Landry in the final match. ... lost in a playoff at sectional qualifying for the ‘05 U.S. Open. ... Burgoon advanced to the second stage of play in the 2006 PGA Tour Q-school as an amateur, and played in the 2006 Shell Houston Open where he missed the cut.

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Name: David Erdy

School: Indiana sophomore

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: N/R

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 289

Short shots: Erdy was the first alternate from the Dayton, Ohio, after firing a 5-under 137 and finishing one shot behind Vaughn Snyder and Cameron Yancey. ... He played in all 11 Indiana events this year and earned his first medalist honors at the Collegiate Match Play Qualifier. ... Erdy had six top-25 finishes in his first year at Indiana.

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Name: Rickie Fowler

College: Oklahoma State junior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 1

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 6

Short shots: Fowler made his U.S. Open debut last year at Torrey Pines, finishing in 60th with a 297 total. ... He represented the U.S. in both the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship and the ‘07 Walker Cup. ... Won ‘07 and ‘08 Sunnehanna Amateurs and ‘07 Players Amateur. ... Finished third at the ‘08 NCAA Championship and fourth in ‘07. ... Advanced to the third round of match play in the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links. In collegiate play, Fowler finished third in stroke play with a 3-under 210 at the NCAA Championships. ... Golfweek College Player of the Year and Ben Hogan Award winner in ‘08.

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Name: Drew Kittleson

College: Florida State junior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 28

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 106

Short shots: The only amateur in the field who will play at Bethpage on an exemption, Kittleson was runner-up to Danny Lee in the ‘08 U.S. Amateur. ... He also played in the 2009 Masters Championship, shooting rounds of 78-72 to miss the cut. ... Holed out for eagle on Augusta National’s par-4 11th hole, only the sixth player in tournament history to do so. ... In his collegiate career, Kittleson finished tied for 6th in both the ‘08 ACC Championship and the ‘09 Seminole Intercollegiate.

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Name: Clark Klaasen (turned pro at Open)

College: Duke graduate

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 86

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 286

Short shots: Klaasen is coming off a 27th-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional and a tie for 30th at the NCAA Championship. ... Klaasen has twice advanced to match play in the Michigan Amateur, and tied for third at the ‘08 Southeastern Amateur. ... Made match play at ‘08 North & South Amateur. ... Second consecutive Duke player to play in U.S. Open after Michael Quagliano in ‘08.

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Name: Scott Lewis

School: UC Santa Barbara sophomore

Golfweek/amatuergolf.com U.S. Ranking: N/R

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 113

Short shots: Lewis was the odd-man-out of a 4-for-3 playoff at the sectional qualifier at Somis, Calif., but was given a spot in the Open after Dudley Hart withdrew because of a bad back. ... Lewis played in four tournaments for the Gauchos in 2009, with his best finish coming at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, where he took seventh. ... He also won the Nevada Class 2A title in 2005

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Name: Ben Martin

College: Clemson redshirt senior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 38

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 57

Short shots: He finished the 2008-09 season with a 15th-place finish at the ACC Championship. ... In last year’s U.S. Open sectional qualifying, he shot 10-under 134 but lost in a playoff to D.J. Trahan for the final spot. ... Before his first year of competition at Clemson, Martin won the Palmetto Amateur by an eight-shot margin and finished ninth at the Rice Planters Amateur. ... One of two members of this year’s Clemson team in the field (with Kyle Stanley).

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Name: Matt Nagy

College: Kennesaw State junior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 143

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 773

Short shots: Nagy, who played in the sectional qualifier at Ball Ground, Ga., as an alternate fired a course record 63 in his second round at Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club to punch his ticket to Bethpage. ... The Kennesaw State rising junior was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference’s All-Freshman team in 2007-08. ... He was unsure if he would even have a chance to play in the sectional qualifier until a player didn’t show up and he was called upon as the second alternate, and went to the first tee without even hitting range balls.

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Name: Kyle Peterman

College: Western Illinois senior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 143

GolfweekSagarin College Ranking: 338

Short shots: After playing his freshman season at Memphis, Peterman, a native of Sherman, Ill., transferred to WIU, where he was named Summit League Athlete of the Year in 2007-08 after winning the Summit League title. ... While at Memphis, Peterman tied for medalist honors in his first collegiate tournament, the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate.

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Name: Vaughn Snyder

College: Ohio State graduate

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 66

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 117

Short shots: Snyder, who recently completed his career at Ohio State after transferring from Akron, won the ‘08 Ohio Amateur. ... He also led the Buckeyes with five rounds in the 60s in 2008-09 and was the medalist at the Memphis Intercollegiate and Turtle Bay Resort Intercollegiatein a six-day span in October.

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Name: Kyle Stanley

College: Clemson

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 2

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 5

Short shots: Stanley, winner of the ‘09 Ben Hogan Award, will be making his way to the U.S. Open for the second time after missing the cut by one shot last year at Torrey Pines. ... Stanley, who is expected to turn pro later this summer, was a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team in 2007 and finished 2nd at this year’s NCAA Championship, his second runner-up finish in three years. ... He was co-medalist at the Columbus sectional, firing a first-round 62. ... Two-time Southern Amateur champion (‘06 and ‘08), and winner of ‘06 Sahalee Players Championship.

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Name: Nick Taylor

College: Washington senior

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 8 (world)

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 8

Short shots: Taylor missed the cut at last year’s U.S. Open, finishing 10 over for the first two days at Torrey Pines. ... He was a first-team All-American in ‘09 and led Washington to a berth into match play at the NCAA Championships after finishing T-9 in stroke play. ... Runner-up at ‘09 NCAA Central Regional. ... Finished second at ‘08 World Amateur Team Championship, NCAA Championship and NCAA West Regional. ... Made cut at ‘08 Canadian Open.

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Name: Cameron Tringale

College: Georgia Tech graduate

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 12

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 3

Short shots: Tringale, who finished T-18 at this year’s NCAA Division I Championship, just completed his career at Georgia Tech. ... In addition to being named All-ACC for the fourth time, he was named a first-team All-American in ‘09. ... Finished T-3 at NCAA Central Regional. ... Tringale also played on the U.S. Palmer Cup team June 4-5, where he had a record of 3-0-1. ... Medalist at ‘08 North & South Amateur, where he advanced to the third round of match play. ... Finished T-4 at ‘08 Sunnehanna Amateur.

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Name: Drew Weaver

College: Virginia Tech, alum

Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Ranking: 31

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 40

Short shots: Weaver earned an exemption into the ‘08 Masters after winning the ‘07 British amateur, the first American to do so in 28 years. He played in four PGA Tour events in 2008, but failed to make the cut each time. ... Weaver just finished his final year at Virginia Tech, where he was named third-team All-American in ‘09. Finished T-7 at ‘09 Jones Cup. ... Runner-up to Kyle Stanley at ‘06 Southern Amateur.

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