A young golf star was forced to withdraw from the NCAA Division I national championship after suffering a freak foot accident midway through his second round.

Greg Solhaug was competing for the University of Oregon at the event but was quickly taken to hospital 11 holes in after injuring his foot. According to Golfweek, the youngster stepped on a tee that went through his shoe and into his foot.

Solhaug was quickly attended to the by the on-course medics, but was forced to withdraw from the national tournament and made his way to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Confirming the injury, the NCAA said in a statement: "Oregon student-athlete Gregory Solhaug suffered a foot injury during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships and was forced to withdraw from competition.

"Oregon, which completed Saturday’s second round with four players, will have the option to substitute another player into their team lineup for subsequent competition rounds, as they deem appropriate."

Prior to his injury Solhaug was two-over-par through 10 holes.

Following the injury Solhaug was left needing crutches, with Golfweek's report confirming the youngster will be able to walk freely in two weeks. The Oregon did return to the course to cheer on his teammates, as he was replaced by Gabriel Hari.

Solhaug was not far from the drama in round two, having not been the only one to need medical attention. A few holes prior the Oregon athlete hit an errant tee shot that hit the mother of Texas player Brian Stark.

According to Golf Channel she suffered a fractured finger, but was expected to return to the ropes to support her son.

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