At the US Open, which is annually becoming the most controversial major of the four, former Vanderbilt golfer Brandt Snedeker tied for 48th place while both Luke List and Theo Humphrey missed the cut, set at +9, to play the weekend.
Snedeker made the cut at +6, posting his best score of the week, a +2 72, on Thursday. His second best round came on Saturday, the hardest and most controversial day of the tournament. The scoring average was 75.3, a stroke under Monday's average of 76.47. Ironically, both were Snedeker's best days.
On Friday and Sunday, when the scores were significant lower (72.17) Snedeker struggled to score well. He posted a 76, 75 respectively. In the final round, and easiest day for scoring during the tournament, he failed to hit half of the greens in regulation, after converting 80% of his fairways. His putting average was better than most, with 31 putts on the day, tying him for 26th.
Snedeker's final round back nine is where his score multiplied. He made no birdies and four bogeys after his only birdie on the 5th hole, a par 5.
List and Humphrey did not have the showing they wanted. List was +5 on Monday, well under the cut line but lost his chance on the brutal back nine, Friday. He made four bogeys and a double, along with a birdie, to card a 77. +12 was not good enough to play the weekend.
For amateur and 2018 SEC Player of the Year, Humphrey, the US Open was truly the ultimate test in golf. He shot 84 on the first day, effectively knocking him out of a chance to make the cut, but he responded with 72 in the second round. He received a shout out from one of golf media's newest voices Tron Carter, from No Laying Up.
Have to give credit where it’s due: Theo Humphrey’s 72 today was stout. Went off early and bounced back after an 84 on Thursday. Strong resolve.— Tron Carter (@TronCarterNLU) June 15, 2018
Humphrey was also supported by Vanderbilt Golf Head Coach, Scott Limbaugh, and Assistant Coach, Gator Todd.
Coaches @scottlimbaughvu & @_gtodd hanging with Theo after his round of 72 today @usopengolf! #vandygolf pic.twitter.com/kKhtr1pNWW— Vanderbilt Golf (@VandyMensGolf) June 15, 2018
Despite missing the cut, Humphrey seemed to have enjoyed himself, meeting one of the biggest stars in the golfing world.