Cole Miller is the ninth Lehigh Valley golfer to play in the U.S. Open

June 12, 2018

Golf Shots

Karl Gilbert


Cole Miller is believed to be the ninth golfer from the greater Lehigh Valley region to successfully qualify for the U.S. Open.

When Miller — a former Northwestern Lehigh and Penn State golfer — tees off Thursday morning in the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. he will join a prestigious list of players.

This is the third time in a row a regional golfer has participated in a U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Tom Carter, a 1986 Southern Lehigh graduate, played in the 2004 event.

D.J. Holland, a 1988 Central Catholic graduate, played at Shinnecock Hills in 1995.


U.S. Open participants from the greater Lehigh Valley region

Cole Miller, 2018, Shinnecock Hills:

Brian Bergstol, 2008, Torrey Pines: 86-81, missed cut

Tom Carter, 2004, Shinnecock Hills: 74-71-70-85–300, tied for 55th place

D.J. Holland, 1995, Shinnecock Hills: 75-80, missed cut

Jim Booros, 1989, Oak Hill: 75-76, missed cut

Rick Flesher, 1989, Oak Hill: 76-83, missed cut

Jim Booros 1987, Olympic Club: 76-76, missed cut

Jim Booros, 1983, Oakmont: 72-79-82-77–310, tied for 68th place

Jim Booros, 1980, Baltusrol: 74-83, missed cut

Robert “Junie” Schoener Jr., 1962, Oakmont: 71-84, missed cut

Ralph Hutchison, 1956, Oak Hill: 75-80, missed cut

Johnny Vasco, 1954, Baltusrol: 83-82, missed cut

Ralph Hutchison, 1940, Canterbury: 76-78, missed cut

Ralph Hutchison, 1939, Philadelphia Country Club: 78-79, missed cut

Ralph Hutchison, 1934, Merion, 78-80: missed cut


High Schools Attended

Cole Miller: Northwestern Lehigh 2014

2011 and 2013 District 11 golf champion, 2012 runner-up

2012 & 2013 PIAA golf runner-up


Brian Bergstol: Bangor: 2003

2002 District 11 golf runner-up


D.J. Holland: Central Catholic: 1988

1987 District 11 golf champion


Tom Carter: Southern Lehigh: 1986

1985 District 11 golf champion


Jim Booros: Dieruff: 1969

1968 & 1969 District 11 basketball champions


Robert “Junie” Schoener: Allentown: 1951

1950 & 1951 District 11 golf champion

1951 PIAA golf champion


Ralph Hutchison was the Saucon Valley Country Club head golf professional from 1935-1974.

Johnny Vasco was the Lehigh Country Club head golf professional from 1953-1970.

Rick Flesher was an assistant golf professional at Saucon Valley Country Club in 1989, and later the head golf professional at Berkleigh Country Club.


Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame inductees: Jim Booros, Robert “Junie” Schoener Jr., Ralph Hutchison, Tom Carter.


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