Former Trojans Nick Jones, David Oh Qualify For 2005 U.S. Open
June 7, 2005
Former USC golfers Nick Jones (1998-2001) and David Oh (2000-2003), teammates on USC's 2001 Pac-10 championship team, both qualified for the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort & Country Club from June 16-19.
Jones, who won the California State Amateur title in 2000, won the U.S. Open Sectional at El Caballero C.C. in Tarzana, Calif., on June 6, with a two-round combined score of 139. Oh, who made it to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont C.C. in 2003, qualified after recording a 134 at Woodmont C.C. in Rockville, Md.
Among the pros Jones was battling was former U.S. Open champ and USC All-American Scott Simpson, who carried his own bag for 36 holes but did not qualify (145). He will begin play on the Champions Tour in September. Andy Fohrer, a 2005 senior, also competed in the Tarzana field.
Former Trojan All-American Kevin Stadler, who made the cut in his U.S. Open debut in 2004, competed with Oh in Rockville, carding a 142.
Tom Glissmeyer, an incoming USC freshman, qualified as an amateur at the sectional in Littleton, Colo., at Columbine C.C., but did not advance (148).
Click HERE for complete sectional results.
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