Press Release for Monday, June 7, 2010

Phelan Qualifies for Open

April Goode

Sports Coordinator, Athletics Media Relations

(904) 620-4026

University of North Florida freshman golfer Kevin Phelan is Pebble Beach bound after qualifying for 110th U.S. Open Championship on Monday at McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. Phelan shot rounds of 73-65 (138) to co-medal and secure a place at the U.S. Open.

 

“Unbelievable accomplishment by Kevin today,” said UNF head golf coach Scott Schroeder. “This just caps what has been a great freshman year for him. We will all be looking forward to watching him play the best in the world next week.”

 

In the first round on Monday, Phelan made a triple bogey on his final hole to finish at one-over par 73. In Phelan’s final round Phelan made his 30 yard flop shot on his final hole for an eagle and a spot in the U.S. Open.

 

This season for the Ospreys, Phelan recorded 18 sub-par rounds en-route to finishing second (66-72-70, 208) at the NCAA South Central Regional at The Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas. He had eight top-10 finishes during the season and earned Atlantic Sun Golfer of the Month honors for March after posting four top-10’s during the month.

 

Phelan, co-medaled with Nationwide Tour member, Gary Woodland who shot rounds of 67 and 71. Travis Hampshire took the final spot with rounds of 72 and 67 in the sectional qualifying round.

 

Also competing was former UNF golfer Matt Borchert who was a member of the Osprey team 1997-2000. Borchert finished seventh with rounds of 76-69 (145).

 

The U.S. Open Championship will be conducted at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. on June 17-20.

 

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