Marino Qualifies for U.S. Open/Davis 1st Alternate

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Charlottesville, VA Former Virginia men’s golfer Steve Marino qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open at the Sectional Qualifying Tournament held Monday in Columbus, Ohio. Marino had rounds of 69 at The Ohio State course and 70 at Brookside Golf and Country Club to finish 17th at 139. He was one of 37 players to advance from the largest of the sectional qualifying fields.

UVa freshman Amory Davis just missed on his attempt to qualify for the Open and will be the first alternate from his site. Playing at the Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md., Davis posted rounds of 69 and 71 to shoot 140 and just missed grabbing one of the Sectional’s two qualifying spots by a single stroke.

Former Cavalier James Driscoll failed to advance out of the Columbus Sectional. He had rounds of 74 and 73 to finish 78th overall.

Both Marino and Driscoll are current members of the PGA Tour. Marino has earned $1,081,011 this year and is ranked No. 40 in the FedEx Cup standings. Driscoll’s earnings are $540,680 and he is 88th in the FedEx Cup.

The 2008 U.S. Open will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego June 9-15.