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Wellesley’s Michael Thorbjornsen finishes 79th in US Open

Michael Thorbjornsen’s best round at the US Open was a 71 Thursday.
Michael Thorbjornsen’s best round at the US Open was a 71 Thursday.(andrew redington/Getty)

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Michael Thorbjornsen, the 17-year-old Wellesley, Mass., native and Stanford commit who just wrapped up his junior year at IMG Academy in Florida, shot a 5-over-par 76 in the final round of the US Open to finish 79th at 20-over 304 for the tournament.

Thorbjornsen, who qualified after defeating Akshay Bhatia, 1 up, in the 36-hole final of the 2018 US Junior Amateur at Baltusrol, made the cut after shooting an even-par 71 in the first round and a 2-over 73 in the second.

He blew up in his third round, shooting an 84 Saturday, but finished with a 76 Sunday, making a birdie on the par-3 No. 5. He had bogeys at Nos. 2, 4, 14, and 18, and a double bogey at No. 9.

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