BLUFFTON, S.C. – Andy Ogletree beat U.S. Open qualifier Cole Hammer in the second round and led Noah Goodwin 5 up after 11 holes Thursday in the weather-delayed U.S. Junior Amateur.
The 17-year-old Ogletree, from Little Rock, Mississippi, beat Hammer, from Houston, 5 and 4, and took five of the first 11 holes against Goodwin, from Corinth, Texas, in the third round before play was suspended for the day at Colleton River Plantation Club's Pete Dye Course.
Ogletree, the Mississippi Class 2A state medalist, birdied Nos. 8 and 9 — holing a 10-foot putt and 30-foot chip — and made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 11th against the 15-year-old Goodwin.
The 15-year-old Hammer became the third-youngest player to compete in a U.S. Open when he played at Chambers Bay in June.