In just his first U.S. Open appearance, Rhys Enoch made history as the former Buccaneer fired a second round 66 (-5) to make the cut at +2. Enoch’s round of 66 ties the second-lowest score ever in a U.S. Open when played at Pebble Beach and was the second-lowest round of the day behind leader Gary Woodland who shot a 65 (-6).
Enoch began the day outside the cut line before making the weekend a possibility after posting a 31 on the front nine, including finishing -5 on the final six holes in the opening nine with his first eagle of the weekend on the par-five sixth hole. After a tough bogey on 11, Enoch rebounded with a critical birdie on 13 to pull to +3, just one stroke off the cut line. The Wales native secured his sixth hole under par on the par-four 16th with a birdie to move to +2 overall. Enoch stood strong on the 17th and 18th hole, finishing with back-to-back pars to lock his spot in the weekend festivities.
Enoch will tee off in the third round at 10:47 a.m. (ET) alongside 2018 Masters’ Champion, Patrick Reed.
This is the second consecutive year that Enoch has made the cut at a major championship, doing so at the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Enoch played for ETSU from 2007-2012 and earned an individual berth to the NCAA Championship in 2010 after sharing medalist honors in the NCAA Regional. Enoch was the 2008 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and four-time all-conference performer.