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Shipley low am at Open; did same at Masters

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Jun 16, 2024, 05:35 PM ET

Ohio State’s Neal Shipley edged fellow U.S. Open first-timer Luke Clanton of Florida State to win low amateur, making him the first player to earn those honors at the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year since Viktor Hovland in 2019.

Shipley shot a 2-over 72 on Sunday and finished at 6-over 286.

Clanton had a 5-foot birdie putt to match him, but he missed it to the right and left himself a nearly 5-foot comebacker that he missed. Clanton tapped in for bogey, a closing 74 and an 8-over total.

Shipley had a consistent week, shooting 70 with four birdies on Thursday and following it with rounds of 73, 71 and 72. Clanton had a 76 in the first round before rallying with consecutive 69s, but he bogeyed three of his final four holes on Sunday.

Shipley, the runner-up to Nick Dunlap at the 2023 U.S. Amateur, finished tied for 53rd at the Masters, where he was the only amateur to make this year’s cut.

He finished tied for 35th at last month’s NCAA golf championships; Clanton was tied for second.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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