Stanford's Chung struggles in first round of U.S. Open


Stanford senior David Chung did some good things during his opening round at the U.S. Open golf championships on Thursday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

Chung, an amateur who qualified by taking second at the U.S. Amateur Championships last summer, drove the ball an average of 278 yards. He also needed only 28 putts.

Unfortunately for Chung, he hit only four of 14 fairways and found only four of 18 greens in regulation. Some of that resulted in one triple bogey, one double bogey and seven bogeys during a round of 11-over 82.

Ironically, Chung made a par-4 on the toughest hole on the course, the 467-yard 14th. Two holes earlier, however, he triple-bogeyed the 471-yard par-4 12th. That put him 10-over on the day after he shot a 6-over 42 on the front nine.

Chung managed one birdie, on the 437-yard par-4 17th. He then wiped that out with a bogey on the 533-yard par-4 18th.

Chung, however, wasn't the worst player in the 156-man field on Thursday. Two others were below him at 11-over and 13-over.

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 3,201 views

More Stupid Plastic Food Things
By Laura Stec | 9 comments | 1,625 views

Operation Varsity Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 8 comments | 1,381 views

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,259 views

State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability
By Douglas Moran | 5 comments | 1,256 views


Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

Contest Details