Taylor Drops to 34th Place At U.S. Open

June 21, 2009

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- After sitting in a tie for seventh after two rounds of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., Washington Husky senior-to-be Nick Taylor struggled during Sunday's two rounds of action.

Taylor is 6-over par midway through the fourth round and has dropped into a 34th-place tie. He shot a 5-over 75 in the third round and was 3-over after 10 holes of the fourth round before action was halted due to darkness. Play is scheduled to resume on Monday at 9 a.m. ET.

Taylor, who equaled the best score by an amateur in U.S. Open history on Saturday with a 5-under 65, could not maintain the momentum he built in round two. Taylor bogeyed two of the first three holes of round three, but wedged birdies on No. 4 and No. 6 around a bogey on No. 5.

From there, Taylor struggled to gain back ground on the leaders. Taylor, from Abbottsford, B.C., scored bogeys on four more holes in round three to card his 5-over 75.

Taylor started the fourth round from the 10th tee and scored par on the first five holes before back-to-back bogeys on No. 15 and 16. Taylor carded a bogey on No. 1, his last hole of the night, to end the abbreveated fourth round 3-over.

Taylor, who was scheduled to play at a Royal Canadian Golf Association event in Toronto on Monday, will miss that event to finish up his round in New York on Monday. To follow all the action from Bethpage Black, visit www.usopen.com.

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