After picking on guys well older than him for the last two months, 17-year-old Beau Hossler was sent packing Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Junior.
Hossler lost, 4 and 2, to fellow 17-year-old Andrej Bevins in the Round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H. In the opening round, Hossler defeated Sean Smothers by the same margin.
“I just didn’t play well enough,” said Hossler, according to the U.S. Golf Association website. “Andrej played great. I left a lot out there, there’s no doubt.”
Hossler reached the quarterfinal round a year ago.
Though the California teen was ousted early, the University of Texas-bound teen has enjoyed a month of success. He briefly held the lead at The Olympic Club in the second round of last month's U.S. Open in San Francisco before finishing T-29 after a closing 77. Hossler was a last-minute sponsor's invite into the AT&T National, making the 36-hole cut but falling victim to the third-round cut. He finished second last week at the Junior World Championship.