Close Call For Jordan in US Open Qualifying
Updated: Aug 13, 2019
LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA - Jordan teed it up in his first ever US Open Qualifier at Andalusia Country Club in La Quinta, California. It was a typical hot day in the California Desert and the course played as tough as you'd want. Nearly all the pins on the course were extremely difficult to get at and the course was stretched to 7,345 yards on the day.
Jordan played extremely solid all day with his fraternity brother William Hamilton by his side for much of his round. He started his round with 6 solid pars before his first mistake on the Par 3, 7th Hole. He immediately responded with an amazing fairway bunker shot from 109 yards to within 10 feet of the hole. He would make the birdie to get back to even on his round. He bogeyed the 9th after catching a bad break in the green side bunker after going for the green in two. However, he would respond again birdieing the 10th Hole with a great putt from just off the green. He then strung several pars together with some great up and downs and left his birdie putt on the Par 5, 15th Hole on the lip from about 30 feet. Sitting at even par with 3 Holes to play, Jordan knew he needed at least one birdie coming in. After a par on 16, Jordan bogeyed 17, misjudging his approach to an extremely tucked flag. He nearly came back with yet another birdie on 18, just missing from about 20 feet. He played solid golf and his score of 73 was only topped by 8 people in a field of 89 players.
Next up for Jordan is the Avondale Shootout set to take place at Avondale Golf Club in Palm Desert, California. This will be Jordan's last event in Southern California before traveling to Tampa, Florida for a series of events.