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Michael Kim makes name for himself at Merion

ARDMORE, Pa. — Michael Kim did what most 19-year-old amateurs two shots out of the lead in the third round of the US Open would probably do. He looked at every scoreboard he could find, just to see his name.

Visual confirmation of Kim’s unlikely standing for part of Saturday afternoon will add to the war chest of memories he’ll bring home with him to Del Mar, Calif. But looking back, it might not have been the best thing to do, because he still had more holes to play, and the closing stretch at Merion Golf Club can cruelly dash even an innocent teenager’s dream.

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