June 16, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former Maryland Terrapin men's golfer Blaine Peffley has qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open. Peffley carded a six-under-par 138 (68-70) to earn medalist honors at the sectional qualifier and lead a 59-player field in Summit, N.J., at the Canoe Brook Country Club earlier this month.
The U.S. Open Championship is set to begin tomorrow, June 17, in Pebble Beach, Calif., and continue through the 20th.
Peffley played one season for the Terps from 2005-06 after transferring from Arizona. The 2002 Pennsylvania State Champion played in six events that year and earned five top-20 finishes of the six events he competed in for Maryland. Peffley earned medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate after turning in a 10-under-par 206 (70-69-67). He also brought in two other top-10 finishes that season.
The Lebanon, Pa., native played a bogey-free round in the morning at Canoe Brook, then followed it up with one of his best shots ever at the 442-yard sixth hole in the afternoon, hooking a 4-iron around a tree from 210 yards to 1 foot for a tap-in birdie. That came after holing a 60-foot birdie putt at the 173-yard, fifth hole.
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