July 15, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Lucas Bjerregaard, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men’s golf at Florida State beginning in 2011, shot a five over par 75 in the second round and finished with a two round total of 148 in the 140th British Open at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England. He finished in a tie for 110th place and did not make the cut to play in the final two rounds of the championship.
Bjerregaard finished his play in The Open playing his best golf as he was one stroke over par on his final 13 holes. After an unfortunate eight on the par four fifth hole, he finished with two birdies and eight holes at par over his last 13 holes. Bjerregaard finished his last three holes at par-par-par to complete a very exciting experience for Seminole the freshman to be.
Bjerregaard finished fourth among the five amateurs playing in the event as he carded scores of 73 and 75. He carded nearly 78 percent of his holes played (28 of 36) at par or better with four total birdies. Bjerregaard finished with 14 holes at par or better in both rounds – 12 holes at holes at par and two birdies during both of his first two career rounds in a major tournament.
Bjerregaard qualified to play in the British Open as he won the 2010 European Amateur Championship in 2010. He became only the second player from Denmark to win the European Amateur Championship. He is expected to become an instant member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up upon his arrival as a freshman and is currently the No. 36 ranked scratch player in the World Amateur Rankings.
Darren Clarke and Lucas Golver are tied atop the leaderboard with identical scores of four under par 136. A total of 71 players made the cut which was place at three over par. Bjerregaard missed the cut by a mere five strokes.