WITHDRAWAL: Chris Houston, Gilford, N.H.

CHRIS HOUSTON of Gilford, N.H., has withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Ga., due to a back injury.

Houston, 20, withdrew prior to today’s second round of stroke play. He was scheduled to play with Victor Perez and Alex Franklin at 9:40 a.m. from the 10th tee at the Highlands Course.  Houston shot 5-over-par 77 at the Riverside Course in Monday’s first round.

Houston, a member of the Penn State University team, was competing in his first U.S. Amateur Championship. He shared medalist honors with 36-hole total of 147 at the Bernardston, Mass., sectional qualifier.


Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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