At the US Open at Shinnecock Hills in New York, Shreveport native and former LSU Tiger golfer Sam Burns didn’t play as well as he did yesterday.

After shooting a 71 Thursday, to finish two strokes off the lead, Burns carded a 76 today. He is now at six over par for the tournament.

Burns still has a lot to play for though. He's still eligible for "Special Temporary" status with the PGA Tour. If he's able to reach that level, he would be able to receive unlimited sponsor exemptions for the rest of the season. But according to, Burns intends to head back to the Tour after the US Open.


Current LSU golfer Luis Gagne is at three over par and he’ll tee off later today. Former University High golfer and Masters winner Patrick Reed is also at 3 over after 18 holes.

The current leader is Dustin Johnson at three under par.

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