LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Jacob Cook has played in big time tournaments all his life. As the University of Kentucky golfer gears up for one last NCAA Tournament run, his spot in the final qualifying round for the 122nd U.S. Open is secured.
Cook, a Frankfort native shot a 66 (-6), tying with Louisville native Erik Edwards for low score of the Local Qualifier on Wednesday at Kearney Hill Golf Links. Only the top six players in the qualifying round advanced to the final qualifier which will take place later in May and early June.
“What was big for me yesterday was to not care at all about the outcome,” Cook told FOX 56 Sports. “I told myself what I was going to care about was my process and my shots, but I was not going to care about the outcome. I played my game and got to the 18th green and I was six under, and it was good enough so fortunate, and excited to move on.”
Cook will compete with Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament regional in Columbus May 16-18. His final qualifying round will most likely be in the Buckeye State as well.