July 18, 2014
HOYLAKE, England - Former University of Wyoming Cowboy golfer David Hearn recorded a 73 (+1) on Friday to remain in the top 25 of the British Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club with two rounds to go. Hearn, playing in his first Open Championship was one of 156 players who competed in this year's British Open on the par 72, 7,312-yard course.
The British Open cut takes place after 36 holes of play. The top 70 players, including ties, advance to the next round.
During Friday's second round, Hearn hit three birdies and four bogeys to bring his two-round total to 143 (-1). He is currently tied for 24th. Hearn shot an opening round 70 (-2), including a 33 on the front nine with two birdies to finish tied for 19th after Thursday's competition. He completed the first round with three total birdies against one bogey.
Hearn is 11 shots back of clubhouse leader Rory McIlroy, who fired a 66 (-6) on both Thursday and Friday.
Hearn, a native of Brampton, Ontario, was a member of the Cowboy golf team from 1997-2001. He was a First Team All-Mountain West selection in 2001 and qualified for NCAA Regionals three times.