Saint Mary’s redshirt freshman golfer Evan Peterson probably thought it would be a few years until he would be involved in a qualifying tournament for the U.S. Senior Open. After all, he still has about 30 more years until he meets the 50-year-old minimum age qualification.
The Green Valley CC head pro qualified for the Senior Open after shooting an even-par 70, tying Randy Haag, who also notched a spot in the USGA national championship for players 50 years-old and up. The 2016 U.S. Senior Open is scheduled for August 8-14 at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
“He was great out there,” Sherman told reporter Mack Drake of the Vacaville Reporter. “His dad and I were college teammates back in the day. He did a nice job of keeping me calm.”
Unfortunately, Peterson won’t get the call to be on the bag at the championships. That position is reserved for Greg Stewart, a PGA member from Australia whom Stewart met on the Australian PGA Tour in the early 1990’s.