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Burns and Gagne Make Cut at U.S. Open

Burns and Gagne Make Cut at U.S. Open

Shinnecock Hills, N.Y.  – After two days of play at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Country Club, Sam Burns and Luis Gagne both finished inside the cutline and will get to play the weekend at the toughest major of the year.

Burns, the former LSU golfer, and Gagne, the current Tiger, both have two-day tallies of 7-over par 147s to sit in a tie for 45th place. Gagne scored a 4-over par 74 on the second day of competition. He played the back nine first and finished his first nine holes at 3-over par. He then rolled in two birdies on his second nine of the day along with five pars, a bogey and a double bogey to finish up the day with a 74. Gagne is one of three amateurs to make the cut and is currently third in the field with 1.50 putts per hole.

Burns, who started the day in a tie for sixth place, carded a second-day score of 6-over par 76 that featured two birdies. Burns will go off at 10:08 a.m. CT on Saturday while Gagne will tee it up at 9:02 a.m. CT.

The U.S. Open came to close for current LSU players Philip Barbaree and Jacob Bergeron who both missed the cut with finals scores of 16-over par (81-75) for Bergeron and 21-over par (82-79) for Barbaree.