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Sunday June 16, 2013Former Gator Horschel Finishes Tied for Fourth At U.S. Open In Only Second Major Start

Ardmore, Penn.

Former Gator All-American golfer and current PGA Tour pro Billy Horschel captured a top-five finish at the 2013 U.S. Open Sunday afternoon at the Merion Golf Club in Haverford Township Ardmore, Penn. Horschel finished tied for fourth with a final score of five-over (285), four shots back of eventual winner, Justin Rose.

After finding himself tied for the lead after the second round in which he hit every green in regulation, Horschel stayed in the hunt over the weekend and started today’s final round only two shots off the lead. This week’s U.S. Open was only Horschel’s second major start and first made major cut.

The former All-American is having his best year as a pro this season as he already captured his first tour victory at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans back in late April. Overall this year, Horschel has played in 16 events and now has 10 top-ten victories and has missed only one cut.

Before this week’s open, Horschel had accumulated over $2,500,000 in earnings and stood in fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings. Both of those numbers are expected to go up when the official scores are written down as the PGA Tour has reached its mid-way point of the season.

The next event that Horschel has a chance to play in is the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. That tournaments is slated to played this week, June 20-23.

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