Louisville men’s golf product Matthias Schmid fired a 5-under 65 Friday at Royal St. George’s, tying the record low for a single round by an amateur at The Open Championship.
Schmid, who is 1-under for the tournament, birdied four of his final seven holes on Friday and finished the round without a single bogey. As of the time of this post, he is tied for the low amateur in the tournament.
Last month, Schmid ended his college career by helping guide the U of L men’s golf to a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the best in program history. He left the school as the all-time leader in career stroke average, and finished in the top 10 at 20 different tournaments.
Schmid is currently ranked as the No. 12 amateur in the world, and is expected to turn pro after this weekend’s tournament in Scotland.