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Monday, June 13, 2011

111th U.S. Open pairings set

The pairings for the 111th United States Open were released late last week.

Former IMG Academies alum, Peter Uihlein, will play the first two rounds with Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen.
That pairing keeps with tradition of having the reigning U.S. Amateur champ (Uihlein) play with the current U.S. Open champ (McDowell) and the current British Open champ (Oosthuizen).

The group begins play Thursday at 7:55 a.m.

Joey Lamielle, who is making his second U.S. Open appearance in four years, tees off with another participant of the West Florida Golf Tour.

The area's lone mini-tour has attracted solid players, including former PGA Tour winners in events stretching from Naples to Orlando and everywhere in between.

So, Christo Greyling, an IMG Academies alum based in Orlando joins Lamielle in Thursday's first round.

Their group starts at 9:01 a.m. off No. 1.

Playing at the same time as Lamielle and Greyling, but with a different group is Michael Barbosa.

Like Uihlein, Barbosa is a decorated amateur.

The former Saint Stephen's standout attended IMG Academies for fine-tuning while based in Bradenton.

He made it through the local qualifier as medalist, and advanced past the lone Florida sectional on June 6.

Barbosa's first-round begins off No. 10 at 9:01 a.m.

Another former IMG Academies student, Cheng-Tsung Pan, is also in the field.

The University of Washington rising sophomore made it through a sectional in New Jersey. He gets to sleep in a bit for his first round, unlike the other area players in the field.

Pan's opening round tee time is off No. 1 at 12:51 p.m.

The 111th edition of the U.S. Open kicks off Thursday.

Check back here for updates on how the area players fare in the first two rounds.

For full pairings, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not the versed with golf terminology but it is an interesting sport to watch. Ever since I watched Kevin Costner in Tin Cup, golf is one of the sport that tells you no matter how skilled or just a novice, sometimes, it is still a matter of luck and cooperation of nature to get the win.