Adam Hadwin got off to a promising start at the U.S. Open, but the weather and the rough combined to erode his chances.
The 25-year-old pro golfer from Abbotsford, a regular on the Web.Com Tour who earned a spot in the field via sectional qualifying, was in one of the last groups to tee off during Thursday’s opening round at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Penn.
The round was delayed twice due to rain, though, and Hadwin only got five holes in before play was suspended. He parred all five, and was one of just 34 golfers who were at even par or better heading into Friday.
Hadwin’s fortunes took a turn the next day, as he returned for an early tee time. He posted nine bogeys and one double-bogey in 13 holes to wrap up the first round, leaving him at +11.
His second round, a three-birdie, nine-bogey 76, left him nine strokes back of the cut line at +17.
“That first round couldn’t have ended quick enough,” Hadwin said on Friday via his Twitter account, @ahadwingolf. “This golf course is pretty tough when you get into the rough.”