Aug. 15, 2012
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Ole Miss sophomore Blake Morris carded back-to-back rounds of 72 in the first two rounds of the U.S. Amateur Open Championship this week at the Cherry Hill Village Country Club in Colorado.
Morris finished in a tie for 68th and just missed the cut for match play, which features the top 64 golfers after the first two rounds. A native of Waterbury, Conn., Morris took medalist honors at the qualifying tournament held at the Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, Conn. back in July to earn the right to compete at the U.S. Amateur.
"Blake was really close to advancing to match play and we are very proud of him," said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross. "Competing at the U.S. Am was a great experience for Blake and should help him tremendously this season."
As a freshman, Morris played in nine tournaments and finished second on the team with a 72.96 stroke average. He picked up one top-10 and two top-20 finishes including a tie for 11th at the SEC Championship.
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