The Owensboro, Ky., native earned his first U.S. Open start by virtue of his runner-up finish in the 2019 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's Course No. 2. Augenstein, a semifinalist in the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur, lost to Andy Ogletree, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final that was contested on Courses 4 (morning 18) and 2. Augenstein was scheduled to complete his eligibility at Vanderbilt, where he was a four-time All-American, this past spring, but COVID-19 prematurely ended the season. The NCAA then granted all seniors in spring sports an additional year of eligibility, and with no Q-School being held this fall for the Korn Ferry Tour, Augenstein elected to return to the Nashville, Tenn., campus for a final season. Augenstein still graduated with a degree in sociology and he posted a 69.95 stroke average in the seven tournaments he completed in 2019-20. That included one victory and three top-five finishes. Augenstein posted a 2-1-1 record in helping the USA retain the Walker Cup last September at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Despite the shortened college season, Augenstein was still named the 2019-20 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, and he was a finalist for the Haskins Award, given annually to the country's top player. He also was named the SEC's Freshman of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
|2020||Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)||74-75||+9||MC|