Two former Blue Devils embarked on a quest for the U.S. Open championship this weekend, but both fell short of the cut line.
Duke alum Kevin Streelman, who graduated from Duke in 2001, finished his first two rounds of play at Merion Golf Course in Ardmore, Penn. at 10-over-par, missing the cut by two strokes. Streelman looked to be in solid position to make the cut after posting a two-over 72 in the first round, but struggled on day two and shot an eight-over 78 to place him out of contention.
Streelman has had a career year on the PGA Tour in 2013. After notching his first victory on tour in March, Streelman entered play at the U.S. Open ranking sixth on the Tour's money list in 2013.
Joe Ogilvie, a 1996 graduate, posted a score of 16-over-par in two rounds of play. Ogilvie qualified for the U.S. Open earlier this month at the Congressional Country Club Sectional Qualifier in Memphis, Tenn.
The difficult par-70 Merion course has kept scores high through the first two days of U.S. Open play. Through two rounds, Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson are tied for the clubhouse lead at one-under-par. They are the only two players in the field who are still under par at this point.