SAN FRANCISCO — Fourteen-year-old Andy Zhang became the youngest golfer to ever compete in the U.S. Open today, and it showed early on.
Zhang opened with a triple bogey on The Olympic Club’s first hole and followed that with a double bogey. He then added three consecutive bogeys before making his first par on No. 6.
He settled down and posted 9-over-par 79. In fact, from No. 6 through 15, he played even par with one birdie, one bogey and eight pars.
He struggled with a double bogey at the par-5 16th, but closed with a birdie on the short 18th hole.
The native of the People’s Republic of China got into the field when Paul Casey withdrew.