Taylor Seventh After Two Rounds At U.S. Open

June 20, 2009

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Washington Husky senior-to-be Nick Taylor made the cut at the 2009 U.S. Open after he shot a 5-under par 65 in the second round that spanned Friday and Saturday. Taylor sits in a five-way tie for seventh place at 2-under par (138 overall), six strokes behind the leader Ricky Barnes.

Taylor, completed the first 14 holes of the second round at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. on Friday before darkness suspended action. He came back early Saturday and completed the final four holes and waited for the rest of the field to finish to learn his fate.

After shooting a 3-over par 73 during Friday's first round, Taylor put to rest much of the suspense of whether or not he would make the cut after carding seven birdies, nine pars and two bogeys in round two. He led all amateurs after the second round and is one of three to make the cut.

Taylor was scheduled to begin third round play on Saturday evening, but rain halted the action moments before his tee time. Play will resume on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, with Taylor teeing off at approximately 7:40 a.m. ET.

Taylor, from Abbottsford, B.C., came into the tournament on the heels of one of the best golf campaigns in Washington history. Taylor won four tournaments and took home a slew of awards: PING All-American, Pac-10 Player of the Year and a semifinalist's nod for the Hogan Award. He was runner up at the 2008 NCAA Championships.

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