Former UAB men's golfer Sam Love will replace Jason Millard and play in the 2014 U.S. Open.
June 7, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former UAB men’s golfer Sam Love was selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Open on Saturday, the USGA announced. Love was the second alternate out of the Memphis qualifier and replaces Jason Millard, who was disqualified after reporting a self-imposed penalty.
“I was the second alternate and Scott Langley, the first alternate, got in on Tuesday,” said Love. “Jason Millard disqualified himself. It’s a tough deal for Jason, rough to pull out. I’m really excited though. It is good news for me.”
This past weekend at the Memphis sectional qualifier, the Trussville, Ala. native finished in a five-way tie for the final two invites for the U.S. Open. Love was the second alternate out of Memphis and with Millard’s disqualification will be making the trip to Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
“It is going to be the experience of a lifetime,” added Love. “Not a lot of people get the opportunity to play at the U.S. Open.”
The 2014 U.S. Open begins on Thursday, June 12 in Pinehurst. Love will have a familiar face at his side during one of the biggest tournaments in golf, as head coach Alan Murray will serve as his caddy.
“It will be good,” commented Love. “He always has been real supportive. We have been through a lot this year and he knows my game.”
Love joins former Blazer Graeme McDowell in the field at the 2014 U.S. Open. McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.
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