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Sordet wraps up second round at Open Championship

Clement Sordet (Source: TTU Athletics) Clement Sordet (Source: TTU Athletics)

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Playing with a heavy heart, former Red Raider golfer Clement Sordet wrapped up his stay at the 145th Open Championship on Friday with a second-round 75, at Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

A resident of Nice, France, Sordet found out a terrorist attack struck his hometown on Thursday night, no more than 500 meters from where he and his girlfriend, Marie, live, hours before he teed off.

A truck carrying grenades plowed through Bastille Day celebrators gathered along the city's waterfront promenade, reportedly killing at least 84 people.

"It's a really sad situation," Sordet said. "I give my thoughts to all the families and to the people who died."

Sordet would go on to say that his family is safe.

"I tried not to think about it," Sordet said following the round. "That's why I had this on my hat."

Sordet printed the words "Pray For Nice" in blue ink on the right side of the bill of his cap. Like many other players, he also attached a black ribbon in remembrance.

Sordet, ranked 197th in the Official World Golf Rankings, finished in a tie for 150th for the tournament at 8-over par. He did not make the cut, and will not participate in this weekend's third and fourth rounds.

As a Red Raider, Sordet became one of America's top collegiate golfers as he won five collegiate titles, which is tops in school history. Sordet was named a second team All-American in 2015, after completing a season with a school-record stroke average of 70.9.

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