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Kansas golf standout Gunnar Broin finishes T-70 in the U.S. Open as an amateur

LAWRENCE — Gunnar Broin didn’t stop adding his name to the record books earlier this month when he qualified for this year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort.

Broin, a senior for KU men’s golf this past season, built on the fact that it’s reportedly not often an active golfer from Kansas has been able to compete in a major PGA Tour championship. Not only did he compete in the US Open as an amateur, but he made it to the finish and played his way through the event that ran from Thursday to Sunday. He finished in shared 70th place, with a total score of +16.

Broin enjoyed a run through the weekend that only two other amateurs did. He did this during an event with a high-profile fight to the finish. Bryson DeChambeau won the event with an overall score of -6, with Rory McIlroy not far behind with a -5.

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland also participated in this year’s event. Woodland is a former champion of the event when it was held at Pebble Beach in 2019. However, Woodland did not succeed this time.

FILE - Gunnar Broin represented Kansas men's golf well as an amateur at the 2024 U.S. Open.FILE - Gunnar Broin represented Kansas men's golf well as an amateur at the 2024 U.S. Open.

FILE – Gunnar Broin represented Kansas men’s golf well as an amateur at the 2024 U.S. Open.

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Jordan Guskey covers University of Kansas athletics at The Topeka Capital-Journal. He is the National Sports Media Association Sportswriter of the Year for the state of Kansas for 2022. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.

This article originally appeared in Topeka Capital-Journal: Kansas men’s golfer Gunnar Broin finishes T-70 in U.S. Open as an amateur