PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Two-time Ohio Valley Conference golf medalist Hunter Richardson represented the University of Tennessee at Martin at the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, which wrapped up its first round today.
One day after tying for 28th place with an even-par 70 at Bel-Air Country Club, Richardson carded a 77 (+7) at Riviera Country Club today. His two-round total of 147 finished tied for 103rd in the field of 312 of the best amateur golfers in the world, only three shots off the 69-man cut.
Richardson teed off on Hole No. 10 at 8:45 a.m. Pacific time, beginning his day with three straight pars. He added four more pars on his first-nine to make the turn with a 38 (+2). However, he managed one par over his next six holes before carding a birdie on the par-4, 403-yard Hole No. 7. He wrapped up his day with back-to-back pars to bring his total to a 77.
A three-time All-OVC honoree, Richardson enters his senior campaign with eight career victories – all of which have occurred in the last two seasons. The Clarksville, Tenn. native won OVC Player of the Year accolades in 2016-17, one year after helping the Skyhawks win their first-ever OVC golf championship.