BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hamilton native Nick Carlson entered Monday’s first round of the U.S. Amateur one of 312 players. He walked off the course tied for 11th.
Carlson, a University of Michigan sophomore, tied for the low round of the day on the challenging south course at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.
“On the first tee, the 10th hole, I was beyond nervous. Nervous as I’ve ever been for any tee shot in my life. To hit it straight was pretty good. That’s how nervous I was. Then I followed that up with a good wedge shot that went to five feet and I made a birdie. Ended up three under (par) and quite happy about it,” he told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Monday night.
He’ll play the north course Tuesday.
Dawson Armstrong of Brentwood, Tenn. finished Monday six under par, putting him in first place.>>Online: Leaderboard
The top two finishers at the Amateur automatically get an invitation to the Masters and the U.S. Open next year.