Horschel in top five at U.S. Open


Published: Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

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

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Billy Horschel watches a putt on the second green during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club on Sunday in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

After finding himself tied for the lead after a second round in which he hit every green in regulation, Horschel stayed in the hunt over the weekend and started Sunday'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.

Horschel is having his best year as a pro as he already captured his first tour victory at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans in 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 event, Horschel had accumulated over $2,500,000 in earnings and stood in fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings. Horschel added $291,406 to that total for his top-five finish Sunday.

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