Enquirer Herald

Clover's Ward falls short in tourney

Andrew Ward's never seen a tournament quite like this.

And the hope is even though it didn't end the way he hoped, he'll be better for the experience.

Ward failed to make the cut at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Wisconsin, finishing his delayed second round with an 8-over par 80 on the challenging Erin Hills course.

Ward knew it was the tougher of the two courses used for stroke play at the tournament, after firing a 6-over par 76 on Monday at Blue Mound. He only got four holes in Tuesday before play was suspended for darkness, after a four-hour rain delay on top of his late start time.

His total score of 14-over par 156 left him tied for 288th among the 315 golfers who qualified.

The Clover High graduate will now return home with his parents and head back to college, where he'll begin his career with USC Aiken.