Cole Miller is the ninth Lehigh Valley golfer to play in the U.S. Open
June 12, 2018
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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