Blade Brown is 16 years previous and has extremely damaged a 103-year-old U.S. Newbie report initially set by Bobby Jones. He shot a 64 to each break one report and tie one other.
Brown made two eagles, eight birdies and 4 bogeys on the spherical Tuesday throughout the 2023 U.S. Newbie occasion at Cherry Hills Nation Membership in Colorado.
His rating made him the youngest co-medalist in U.S. Newbie historical past. Jones did it at 18 manner again in 1920.
The Tennessee native tied with Sampson Zheng for low-medalist to get the primary seed within the match play portion.
Blades Brown, 16, turned the youngest co-medalist in #USAmateur historical past right this moment, breaking Bob Jones’ report set in 1920 at age 18.
This was Brown’s shot of the day, a hole-out eagle with a 58-degree wedge on the 311-yard eighth at Colorado GC, the place he shot a course-record 64. pic.twitter.com/u5XYUVn1x2
— Brentley Romine (@BrentleyGC) August 16, 2023
Brown tied the course report at Colorado Golf Membership together with his 64.
He was additionally a co-medalist on the U.S. Newbie qualifier in Tennessee final month. The teenager shot a 65 and 62 at Franklin Bridge Golf Membership to get to the massive stage in Colorado.
He comes from extremely athletic genes, as his mother is Rhonda Blades Brown, a former WNBA celebrity. She was a place to begin guard at Vanderbilt College and the New York Liberty. Rhonda can be a historical past maker herself, as she made the first-ever three-pointer in 1997.
Whereas her clutch gene rubbed off on her son, it wasn’t sufficient for him to go all the way in which in Cherry Hills.
Within the spherical of 64, he beat Benton Weinberg 1-UP to get to the spherical of 32. Nonetheless, Brown fell to Jackson Koivun 4 and three.
He could not have grow to be the youngest U.S. Newbie winner, however Brown nonetheless etched his title within the historical past books.
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