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By flamehunter
#552220 Mickey DeMorat will be playing in the US Open. Congratulations, this is a big deal!
DeMorat claimed the fourth and final sectional qualifying spot at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, winning in a two-hole playoff against Chase Wright and Billy Hurley III.

Full N&A Article here
By LUDad
#552435 Kuddos to DeMorat. The Advance article states that DeMorat was the first Liberty golfer to qualify for a national championship. That statment needs to be qualified. Robert Karlsson, a Liberty grad, qualified for the US Open as a pro 10 times (had to withdraw in 2009 due to injury). Top finish was 4th in 2008. He also qualified for The Open 17 times with a top finish of 7th in 2008.
By flamehunter
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LUDad wrote:Kuddos to DeMorat. The Advance article states that DeMorat was the first Liberty golfer to qualify for a national championship. That statment needs to be qualified. Robert Karlsson, a Liberty grad, qualified for the US Open as a pro 10 times (had to withdraw in 2009 due to injury). Top finish was 4th in 2008. He also qualified for The Open 17 times with a top finish of 7th in 2008.

Wrong Robert Karlsson. Ours graduated from LU around 2012. Not sure where he is now but he was playing in the Canadian tour for a while.
By LUDad
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flamehunter wrote:
LUDad wrote:Kuddos to DeMorat. The Advance article states that DeMorat was the first Liberty golfer to qualify for a national championship. That statment needs to be qualified. Robert Karlsson, a Liberty grad, qualified for the US Open as a pro 10 times (had to withdraw in 2009 due to injury). Top finish was 4th in 2008. He also qualified for The Open 17 times with a top finish of 7th in 2008.

Wrong Robert Karlsson. Ours graduated from LU around 2012. Not sure where he is now but he was playing in the Canadian tour for a while.


My bad.
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By LUminary
#552564 He's doing real well. Thru 12, +1. Good score today.
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By LUminary
#552568 Trouble on 14. Missed the fairway for first time, and had hard time getting back on. Double bogey. Now +4, which still isn't bad today if he can regroup and at least hold the rest of the way.
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By LUminary
#552570 Birdies on 15 and 16. Finishes +2. Very impressive given that only about 10 players right now are under par (leader is -2). Course is playing like par would be about +5. His round was a good one, especially considering it's his first tour event and it's the US Open. Excellent!
By oldflame
#552574 Looking through the field for ¨household names¨, there are way more below Mickey than above him. What you really want in his position is to make the cut, and from the looks of it, that is going to happen, barring a major collapse tomorrow.
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By LUminary
#552643 Midway through round two. Still playing well, even for the day. Plus 2 overall. Tied for eighth.
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By LUminary
#552687 Will be interesting to see what he does this weekend. Pretty amazing so far, considering it's his PGA debut and on such a huge stage. If it wasn't for the unfortunate two-shot penalty on Thursday and the late slip yesterday with the closing bogeys, he would be sitting even and tied for second. What a story that would have been this weekend. As is, it's still very impressive. Hope he keeps it up for two more rounds.
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By LUminary
#552781 The wheels came off on the back 9 yesterday, but he finished today's round +3. The entire experience should be a boon for him. Hopefully we'll see more of him someday on the tour.
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By Sly Fox
#552791 That's how the USGA rolls for every Open. Frankly the over-the-top setup tends to make this major such a wildcard to predict.
By JK37
#552804 You shoot +2 at LD?

I don’t mind the speed of the greens, but I hate the pin placements. Several on the side of the hill. Just bizarre golf.

Also, I have no problem with what Lefty did on 13 Saturday. He chose that strategy and accepted the penalty (at least that’s how he explained it two hours later, haha!).
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By Sly Fox
#552819 They haven't posted them yet. But T-56 at a major is pretty impressive. Among the guys who finished behind him by world rankings were:

    4. Jordan Spieth
    5. Jon Rahm
    6. Rory McIlroy
    8. Jason Day
    15. Sergio Garcia
    19. Bubba Watson
    80. Tiger Woods
By LUDad
#552845 I imagine that this will also get him some invites to some pga tournaments (skipping Monday qualifing).

Since the pga is now issuing tour cards via the web.com tour vs. qualifying school, I would imagine getting on that tour would be his next step if he wants to go that route vs. being a club pro.

Be nice if the fourm would interview him to see what his next steps are.