DeChambeau earns low am at Masters; pro debut looms


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Decorated amateur Bryson DeChambeau added one last line to his résumé Sunday: Low amateur at the Masters.

The 22-year-old DeChambeau, who will turn pro next week at the RBC Heritage, closed with an even-par 72 to earn top honors at his first Masters. He was tied for 22nd when he finished his round.

Romain Langasque of France was the only other amateur to make the cut. He tied for 39th.

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DeChambeau was only one shot off the lead late on Day 2, but he made a triple bogey on his final hole to sit in a tie for eighth heading into the weekend. He shot 77 on Saturday. 

“Unfortunately there were a few things that I need to do a little bit better to take care of on our end,” he said, “and if we can do that, I think I’ll be right back in the thick of things. I’ve just got to keep placing myself there.” 

DeChambeau said that he was fatigued, which he attributed to playing nine holes on Monday while trying to sort out his equipment. He said his hip gave out on the 15th hole Friday and led to his two pulled drives on 18.

“I wouldn’t say that’s the full reason, but at the same time, it did affect me,” he said. “It was unfortunate, but again, it’s a learning experience.”