Wellesley’s Michael Thorbjornsen claimed co-medalist honors Tuesday at the 122nd men’s US Amateur Championship at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
Thorbjornsen, 20, finished 3 under, tied with Fred Biondi, Luke Gutschewski, and Hugo Townsend for the top spot. In all, eight players were under par after Tuesday’s action.
Asked if his extensive experience will help, Thorbjornsen said, “I hope it helps. Just playing all these match-play events, I think this is my fifth US Am, I kind of know how it’s going to go. It’s completely new tomorrow. Who cares about what happened today? I’m going to try and forget about it.”
There is a playoff for the last 11 match-play spots, which begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., so Thorbjornsen will not know his opponent until Wednesday.
It’s been an eventful summer for Thorbjornsen, who finished fourth last month at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.