Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jordan Cox Qualifies for US Open

Sophomore Jordan Cox is headed for the US Open to be played at Torrey Pines, CA after his 70-71 rounds at Lake Merced CC in Daly City, CA. Fresh off of competing in the NCAA championships where Stanford finished in 2nd place, Cox joins the world's best players for what will surely be an exciting event in his young golfing life.

As reported in the SF Chronicle by Ron Kroichick, "Cox, the Stanford player, advanced to his inaugural Open after a frenetic week. He helped the Cardinal finish second in the NCAA Championship over the weekend in Indiana, but the team's flight home Saturday was canceled because of a nearby tornado.

Cox and his teammates finally returned to the Bay Area on Sunday. He skipped a planned practice round at Lake Merced to get some rest, then shot 70-71 to earn a trip to Torrey Pines.

"It's pretty exhilarating," Cox said."

Here's a photo from the NCGA and an article about the Lake Merced qualifier from the NCGA -- NCGA article

Failing to qualify at Lake Merced were Zack Miller shooting 74-71 (missed by 4 shots) and Joel Kribel with 76-74. Here you can view all scores at Lake Merced CC in Daly City, CA -- http://usga.usopen.com/qualifying/daly_city.html.

Playing in Lake Forest Illinois Rob Grube shot 70-75 to also miss by 4 shots, while Brad Lanning also missed when he shot 80-79 in a tough Columbus, Ohio qualifier.

Congratulations to Jordan for his success!

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