Former Mocs Golfer Stephan Jaeger Earns a Spot in the U.S Open

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Former Chattanooga Mocs All-American Stephan Jaeger is truly living the dream. Jaeger earned a spot in the 2015 United States Open Championship Monday tying for third at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ohio. He played his 36 holes at 6 under shooting 66 and 68 to match amateur Nick Hardy.

Hoopeston, Ill., pro Michael Davan won the qualifier at 8 under, one ahead of PGA Tour pro Tony Finau in second at 7 under. Australian Clint Rice got the first alternate position carding 5 under, while Tour player Roberto Diaz is second alternate claiming it in a playoff over Chris Thompson after the duo finished at 4 under.

He is the first Moc since Steven Fox in 2013 to play in the U.S. Open. He and the field of 156 tackle Chambers Bay Links in University Place, Wash., June 18-21. Chambers Bay is on the shore of the Puget Sound southwest of Tacoma.

This is the first major appearance for the former Mocs star. The only three-time Southern Conference Player of the Year in league history, Jaeger is a member of the Tour this season. Four of the 67 competitors from Springfield earned a spot in the field.

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