CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — After Michael Weaver’s short putt went awry, Steven Fox didn’t miss.
Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole Sunday, completing a remarkable underdog run to win the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills.
The 21-year-old Fox, from Hendersonville, Tenn., was 2-down with two holes to play against Weaver, from Fresno, Calif., before rallying to force the extra hole.
“This is unreal. This whole week is like a dream to me,” Fox said.
Both players earned spots in the U.S. Open next year, and will likely receive invitations to the Masters — both if still amateurs.
Weaver, a 21-year-old redshirt junior at the University of California, had stayed in front most of the day and when he rattled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 34th hole, he went 2-up, forcing Fox to win each of the remaining holes to stay alive.