The low amateur in the first round at the 2018 Masters goes to Doug Ghim, who rallied on the back nine for an even-par 72 and one huge highlight on the 18th hole.
That hole out on 18 was the second eagle on the back nine for Ghim, a senior at the University of Texas who also eagled the par-5 13th hole. He earned his invitation to the Masters by finishing second in the U.S. Amateur championship last summer.
Ghim’s first round ever at the Masters was made even more special with his father caddying for him.
“It never ceases to amaze me the stuff that’s done on that golf course. I don’t see why it can’t happen for me,” Ghim told Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesmen. “Augusta National is a beast that challenges you physically and mentally. I have the ultimate respect for everybody. I’m not going to say I’m gonna win or any of that kind of sentiment, but I know I can play well.”
And play well he did on Thursday. Just imagine what kind of score he might have posted had he not Doug Ghim self a hole on the front nine.