On June 7th, my good friend Jon Curran, qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. I have been fortunate to watch Jon grow up playing golf at Framingham Country Club. His commitment to the game is only matched by his family’s love and devotion to him. After 4 successful years leading the Vanderbilt Commodores, Jon turned professional last year. Over the last 12 months we watched him refine his craft on the Hooters Tour. Then came this year’s U.S. Open qualifying rounds.
“Playing the North Course at Canoe Brook, (Jon) Curran earned the final qualifying spot in a playoff over 2008 PGA Tour winner Parker McLachlin of Paradise Valley, Ariz. In the playoff, Curran safely hit his approach shot from 155 yards into the middle of the green on the par-four first hole. After McLachlin missed his three-foot par putt, Curran tapped in his putt for par and saw his U.S. Open dreams become a reality.”
As an aspiring PGA Tour golfer, Jon’s budget is tight. Hotel’s in the Pebble Beach area are either sold out or $1,000 a night. If anyone reading this BLOG has a friend living in the Pebble area, that would host Jon, please let me know as soon as possible. Jon is a great kid, and he would be appreciative of any hospitality.
As Jon plays in his first Major Golf Tournament, I wish him focus, tranquility and of course a bit of luck.
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