April 1 2011
Joseph Bramlett made headlines last winter as the first African-American in 25 years to make it through q-school. Since then, he's found life on TOUR to be a waiting game: Get into whatever events you can. Try to play well enough to move up the money list. Rinse, repeat.
Bramlett was the first alternate on Thursday morning at Redstone (basically, he was simply sitting around for everyone to tee off so he could go home). But at the last minute, Aussie Michael Sim withdrew from his afternoon tee time, putting Bramlett in the field for just the eighth time this year.
He shot a pedestrian 73 in Round 1, but racked up six birdies in Round 2 to shoot 68. The 68 ties the lowest score of his young career -- he shot 68 in the second round of the Sony Open -- but it's his lowest score to par to date.