Northwestern Lehigh graduate Cole Miller will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with two amateurs. Miller, a recent Penn State graduate, will begin play with Kristoffer Reitan and Luis Gagne when the Open kicks off next Thursday at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.
A three-time Times News Golfer of the Year, Miller earned his spot by placing third at a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD.
Miller carded rounds of 70 and 69 for a 5-under-par 139 against a 53-player field at the qualifier. The top four players qualified for the Open.
The group tees off at 8:46 a.m. on Thursday, and at 2:31 p.m. Friday.
Miller was named first-team Big Ten as a senior and led the Nittany Lions to an NCAA Regional berth.