Purple Aces senior golfer Andrew Luo placed third in a qualifier for the 2012 US Open on Monday afternoon.
Luo, who finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament last week, tallied a 3-under 69 to place third in the regional qualifier at Woodland Country Club in Carmel, Indiana. He finished third out of 90 participants.
“We are very proud of Andrew’s effort today,” Aces head coach Jim Hamilton said. “He had a great round and we hope he continues that success.”
The Taiwan native will now have the opportunity to play in a sectional qualifier. Last year, 13 sectionals were played with 11 of them being in the United States. If he finishes high enough in the sectional qualifier, Luo will have the chance to play in the US Open.
Information regarding Luo’s sectional information will be announced as soon as it is available. The number of golfers who advance from each sectional to the US Open is dependent upon how many golfers are in each field.
As a side note to Luo’s round on Monday, his caddie was fellow Ace Quinn Vilneff.