July 21, 2014
HOYLAKE, England - Former UW golfer David Hearn completed an impressive weekend at his first British Open on Sunday by firing a final-round 71 (-1) at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Hearn finished tied for 32nd with a four-round total of 285 (-3).
During the final round of play at Hoylake, Hearn recorded five birdies for what became the second-best finish at a Major Championship of his career. He finished tied for 21st at the 2013 U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy won this year's British Open with a score of 271 (-17), as Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler tied for second two shots back.
On the final nine holes, he shot a 36 and birdied two of the last three holes to finish his first Open Championship. On Saturday, Hearn had only one bogey and birdied the sixth and 18th holes for a third-day score of 71 (-1). He was tied for 31st after Saturday's round with the final 18 holes remaining. Hearn recorded three birdies and four bogey's during Friday's second round for a score of 73 (+1). He was tied for 24th after those two rounds and made the cut to continue play during the weekend with a two-round total of 143 (-1).
Hearn, a 2001 First Team All-Mountain West selection, has recorded three top-10 finishes during the 2014 season. During the month of March, Hearn finished tied for sixth at the Honda Classic and eighth at the Valspar Championship. In May, Hearn again tied for sixth at The Players Championship. He will next play in the RBC Canadian Open that begins on Thursday.