Erdy Completes His Play at US Open
June 18, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - David Erdy improved by four strokes in his second round at the US Open on Saturday. Erdy shot a four-over 74 after carding a 78 in the opening round.
The Boonville, Ind., native saved his best golf for last. In his final nine holes, which was the front nine after beginning his round on the 10th tee, Erdy had a clean scorecard with two birdies and seven pars en route to a 33.
At the completion of the two rounds, Erdy was tied with Padraig Harrington for 137th place. At plus-12, he finished ahead of 17 competitors including former US Open champions Ernie Els (+15) and Michael Campbell (+16).
Day Two Recap
Indiana golfer David Erdy finished his opening round at the US Open on Friday, carding an eight-over 78. Erdy got in five holes on Thursday before the heavy rains came down, playing the final 15 holes of the round the following day.
Erdy carded scores of 39 on both the front and back nine for a total of 78. He was able to convert three birdies putts in the round, hitting five greens in regulation. After the first round, Erdy was tied with Ben Hogan Award Finalist Rickie Fowler and elite pro Ernie Els; and ahead of some notable pros such as Chad Champbell and Boo Weekley.
Round number two for Erdy begins at 11:28 a.m. on Saturday when he and playing partners Zach Johnson and Lee Westwood tee off, starting on the 10th hole for their second round.
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Day One Recap
David Erdy finished five holes Thursday morning before the skies opened up in Farmingdale, N.Y. and heavy rain suspended play in the opening round of the US Open. The Boonville, Ind., native was two-over and in a tie for 41st place when the suspension came.
Erdy is even with his playing partners, '07 Masters champion Zach Johnson and Ryder Cup mainstay Lee Westwood, as all three tallied 22 strokes through the first five holes. After three consecutive bogies to start his round, Erdy birdied the fourth and parred the fifth.
IUHoosiers.com talked to IU Head Coach Mike Mayer, who is present at Bethpage Black, to see how things were going for his Hoosier golfer. Below is a quick synopsis of what Coach Mayer had to say:
Erdy pulled his first drive into the rough on the left and followed that with a 10-foot shot that remained in the rough. He was then able to stick his next shot on the green and two-putt to notch a bogey.
His approach shot on hole number two landed on the fringe, just 12 feet or so away from the hole. Unfortunately, it took three strokes from there to end the hole, resulting in another bogey. Erdy grabbed a 3-iron, handed to him by his father, Gary, who is serving as his caddie this week, for the par-3 third hole. The iron shot missed the green and eventually led to the third bogey.
On his first par-5 of the day, Erdy's second shot landed in a green-side bunker. From there, he lipped-out his chip from the sand, narrowly missing out on an eagle. He knocked down the birdie putt, however, and moved to two-over. A close putt on hole five nearly carded Erdy back-to-back birdies, but he settled for the par and remained at plus-two.
"I am just a spectator out here, but these conditions are horrendous," said Coach Mayer. "It's is absolutely pouring right now."
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