US Open: Thomas Pieters comes back, Adrien Dumont de Chassart gives in with the honors

Thanks to a very nice 2nd round completed in 68 (-2), Thomas Pieters has returned to the standings of the US Open which is being played on the course of the Country Club (by 70) of Brookline, in Boston. When half of the field was still on the course, the Antwerper (in the overall par) was in the top 20 three shots from the lead. This Friday, after twelve hesitant holes, the Belgian No. 1 negotiated his end of the game very well, signing four birdies between holes 13 and 17. If he manages to maintain such a level and show a little more regularity , he could perfectly join in the fight for places of honor in a tournament that is more open than ever.

Adrien Dumont de Chassart, on the other hand, had a more difficult day. After his fantastic 72 the day before, the 22-year-old Villersois returned a score of 75 for a total of +7, insufficient to pass the cut. It was on hole 10, where he conceded a triple bogey, that his misfortunes began. Until then, with 2 bogeys and 2 birdies, he was largely in the nails to pass the cut. Forced to run behind the score, the young Belgian amateur then took more risks with, as a result, three other bogeys. Logically, Adrien badly masked a small disappointment. For the first Major of his career, he hoped to qualify for the weekend. But there is no doubt that it will be positive very quickly. By qualifying for this US Open and then holding out against the best players in the world on a dantesque course, he proved to have the makings of the future champion. He has all the assets to succeed at the highest level. There is no doubt that this US Open, which fell from the sky, will serve as a springboard for his future career with the pros.

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