College of Golf Faculty Member Competes in U.S. Senior Open Qualifier

Ken Martin, PGA Member Certified in Instruction and General Management and College of Golf & Sport Management faculty member, teed it up last Tuesday at The Legacy Golf Club, competing against 83 other contestants in the local U.S. Senior Open Qualifier for two exempt spots. As usual, the George Fazio designed golf course was set up to championship standards, with double-cut greens and tucked pins. Ken played well, but couldn’t get the putts to drop, shooting even-par 72 and tying for fourth place.

As a testament to the difficulty of the layout, there were four no-cards, four withdrawals, and 33 scores of 80 and above. Ken is no stranger to major championship tournaments, qualifying for and playing in the 2011 and 2012 Senior PGA Championships and making the cut in 2011 at Valhalla Golf Club.

He also finished second in the 2011 PGA Senior Professional National Championship, firing a course record 6-under par 66 in the second round at Creighton Farms Golf Club in northern Virginia. Based on his excellent competitive record in 2012 and 2013, Ken has been exempted into the field for the 2013 Florida Senior Open Championship being played at the Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Florida, August 9th-11th. Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management wishes Ken all the best in his upcoming events.

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