Teenage sensation Beau Hossler, 17, has qualified for the 2012 US Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club after coming through sectional qualifying for the second year running.
Hossler – currently a sophomore in high school – shot rounds of 70 and 67 to finish in a tie for second at last Monday’s qualifier (June 4) in Daly City, California.
He shot 11 over-par to miss the cut by a considerable margin at last year’s US Open at Congressional, but is expecting a better performance this year.
“The first time around it was a little bit of a shock for me because when I got out there, I didn’t know what to expect,” said Hossler.
“Last year was a good learning experience. Now I know how hectic it can be, I know how to prepare. My goals are different this time. I expect a lot more.”
Referring to his two rounds, he said: “I didn’t feel that great, but thankfully I pulled it together.
“I hit it pretty solid. Nothing spectacular, but I’m keeping the ball in play and hitting greens.”
Hossler – a native of California – is expecting a sizeable following this year.
“Last year, I still had a lot of family and friends come support me,” he said.
“This year, I’m sure there will be a lot more.”
Hossley is currently ranked second in Golfweek magazine’s American junior rankings.