Saturday Brings New Air for Dresser
June 14, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Having made the cut at the U.S. Open, Andrew Dresser found himself in some rare company Saturday and the opportunity show he belonged on the same stage as some of golf's greats. After fighting his way through brisk and breezy conditions, he came in at eight-over par 79 for the day.
While not a score he would necessarily hope for, Dresser can find some quick solace by looking up in the standings and seeing the name Vijay Singh near his own.
Coming off a solid two-over par 73 Friday that moved him into the final rounds of competition, Dresser entered Saturday poised for another strong round and ready to move up in the standings at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Unfortunately for him, weather and a pair of hard, early holes nixed some of those hopes. As with so many others in the field that teed off early, good scores and birdies were hard to come by for him.
Dresser came out strong early and stayed at even par through the first five holes. Holes six and seven proved especially damaging as they hit him good and hard. He regrouped with string of par holes and a birdie on 10, but the damage had been done. A pair of late bogies halted an otherwise solid back nine and left the Carrollton, Texas, native at 79 for the day and in a tie for 79th heading into the final day.
Final round action Sunday will tee off shortly after 8 a.m. PST. Complete, up-to-date scores can be found at www.usopen.com.