Amateur Dunlap Eyes PGA Tour Best History After Superb 60

Amateur Dunlap Eyes PGA Tour Best History After Superb 60, Saturday at The American Express, golfer Nick Dunlap created history in his quest to become the first amateur winner on the PGA Tour since 1991.

Amateur Dunlap Eyes PGA Tour Best History After Superb 60

Finished at 12-under 60, Dunlap became the second amateur to ever score 60 in a PGA Tour tournament with a birdie putt on the 18th hole. The twenty-year-old is a sophomore at the University of Alabama right now.

Shots off the lead before his incredible

He entered the weekend just two shots off the lead before his incredible run on Saturday that tied a course record, finishing with 10 birdies and an eagle before the end of the day. He did not record a bogey. Dunlap’s exceptional day caught the attention of several of his colleagues, including two-time major champion Justin Thomas.

“Didn’t think I was going to have to deal with a freakin’ college kid shooting 60 today,” Thomas, who currently sits in third place, joked (per ESPN). “He’s a stud. He’s the real deal. I think how well he’s handled the big moments, it says a lot about somebody. It seems like the bigger the stage, the better he plays.”

Of The 156 Players On The Field For The American

Of the 156 players in the field for The American Express, Dunlap was the only amateur. On Sunday, he’ll attempt to become the first amateur since Phil Mickelson to win on the PGA Tour. He isn’t taking the challenge lightly, though.

Dunlap said “I think it’s going to be hard either way,” Dunlap said. “Looking at this place, like, it’s supposed to be easy, and guys are shooting low numbers, but you still have to go do it. It’s still a golf course, and you still have to hit good shots. “Just hit one good shot at a time, and try to stack ’em and give myself a lot of good looks,” he added.

Dunlap’s lead would shrink to four after a 61 by fellow Crimson Tide alumni Justin Thomas. At the time of writing, Dunlap would be paired with his fellow Alabama golfer in Sunday’s final round for what could be a historical day in the Coachella Valley.

Dunlap is looking to become the first amateur in three decades to win on the PGA TOUR and the second-youngest winner in the last 90 years. Dunlap will be 20 years and 29 days old on Sunday. A win would also grant Dunlap all the spoils that accompany a PGA TOUR victory, including a PGA TOUR card, just without the paycheck.

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