DENTON, Tex. (6/3/08) North Texas golf coach Jim Bob Jackson’s dream of making the 2008 U.S. Open fell just short at the sectional qualifier after a posting a two-round score of 143. Jackson played two rounds at two different courses yesterday, starting out at Brookside Country Club and finishing at the Ohio State Scarlet course.
He started slowly with a 76 at the Brookside course but rebounded in his second round to fire a 67 on the Scarlet course. Jackson’s 67 was tied for the sixth lowest score on the Scarlet course as he finished in a tie for 35th overall in the field of 72 competitors.
“I got off to such a slow start it was too big of a hole to dig out of. The second round I played much better but when your going up against some of the best golfers in the country at this level you have to be consistent,” said Jackson.
This is the second time in the last four years that Jackson has made it to the sectional qualifying for the Open. The top six individuals qualified for the U.S. Open.