Remember Beau Hossler?

One of the fun things about Gold Mountain Golf Club landing all of these major tournaments in recent years — the U.S. Amateur Public Links, NCAA West Regionals, Husky Invitationals, last year’s U.S. Junior Amateur etc. — is following the careers of the young players who have played in those tournaments.

Just looked at the U.S. Open leaderboard from the Olympic Club in San Francisco and guess who’s tied for ninth at even par?

Beau Hossler. He was 16 at the time and really fun to watch at Gold Mountain last summer. He was the medalist in the Junior Am and eventually lost in the quarterfinals, but you knew this kid, like Junior Am champ Justin Spieth, was going to go on to bigger and better things. Hossler, now 17 and playing in his second straight U.S. Open, shot a 70 on Thursday. The last time I looked, Spieth was even through seven holes.

The young guns just keep coming, and those who have ventured out to Gold Mountain to watch those major tournaments, have had a chance to watch a lot of the future stars of tomorrow.

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