Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dallas Jesuit Prep's Jordan Spieth Tries to Qualify for U.S. Open

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

Two weeks after another fantastic performance at the PGA's HP Byron Nelson Classic, recently graduated senior Jordan Spieth of Dallas Jesuit Prep came-up a little short in his attempt to qualify for this year's U.S. Open at Congressional.

Spieth shot rounds of 71 and 68 during the U.S. Open section qualifier at Dallas Athletic Club.  Spieth was three shots out of a possible playoff for the four available qualifying spots.

The good news is Spieth, who is a three-time Texas high school champ, has plenty more time to qualify.

Over this past Memorial Day weekend, Spieth made the cut at the Byron Nelson Classic for the second year in a year.  He began the final round just four shots back of the leader, but faltered down the stretch to finish with a 7-over 77 that put him in a tie for 32nd place.  In 2009, Spieth finished tied for 16th.

Check-out his composure during his press conference after his final round...

The Dallas amateur will play his college golf at the University of Texas.

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