DENTON, Texas - Former North Texas golfer Cole Howard will fulfill his lifelong dream tomorrow as he plays in the 112th U.S. Open at Olympic Club. Howard was a member of the Mean Green golf team in 2007 and 2008 with five top-five finishes, tees off at 12:27 p.m.
Howard was able to qualify for the U.S. Open by advancing out of the local qualifier at Hot Springs Country Club. He then moved onto the U.S. Open Sectional in Rockville, Maryland, where Howard shot a two-round score of 132 at the Woodmont Country Club to earn a spot into the U.S. Open.
In the sectional qualifier, Howard was up against a field of 78 players battling it out for only seven spots. Howard finished in a five-way tie for third place. After his playing days at North Texas, Howard was a graduate assistant for the Mean Green for one season.
He has played on the Adams Tour and the NGA Hooters Tour. Howard's one professional victory came in 2011 when he captured the Beaumont Open. Howard will play with Mark McCormick and Nick Sherwood.