Matt Campbell struggles in his U.S. Open debut.
The 2007 Rome Free Academy graduate and Rome, New York native shot a 5-over 77 in his first ever U.S. Open round on Thursday.
Campbell actually got off to a good start before seeing it slip away on the back nine. The killer was a triple bogey on the par-5 14th. In all, Campbell finished the day tied for 131st and had three birdies, 10 pars, three bogeys, one double bogey and a triple bogey.
He’ll tee off in the second round on Friday at 3:42pm ET, but his chances of making it to the weekend don’t look too good.
In local baseball, Cooperstown’s Reilly Hall and Oriskany’s Ryan Enos are both named as Center State Conference players of the year. Hall helped lead the Hawkeyes to their first ever Section III Class C title before falling short in the Class C semifinals and tied the school record for most RBIs in a season.
For his career, Hall broke the school record for career batting average and tied the school record for hits during his time in Cooperstown.
Enos lost just one game all season, the Section III Class D title game, although he didn’t allow any earned runs. He also led the Redskins with a .522 batting average and struck out once at the plate all season.
Other players to take home the award were Adirondack’s Connor Hamilton and Hamilton’s Matt McGaugh.