Simpson Takes Open As Contenders Fade

By Dean Pantazi

Simpson Takes Open As Contenders Fade

June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Indiana's NewsCenter) - On a day where top golfers fell be the wayside, 25 year old Wake Forest grad Webb Simpson had the right stuff to gain a one shot win at the 112th U.S. Open.

Simpson shot his second straight two under par 68 to win by one shot over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson at one over 281..

Jim Furyk, the leader much of the tournament, bogeyed two of the last three holes and ended up at three over par.

Tiger Woods had even more trouble, losing four shots to par on the first three holes Sunday and ending with a three over 73 and a seven over 287, six shots back.




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