May 8, 2008

ARLINGTON, Texas - - With a 2-over-par 74 and a subsequent victory in a one-hole playoff on Wednesday, UT Arlington senior golfer Zack Reeves has made it through the first round of local qualifying and is one tournament away from making it to the U.S. Open.

The event on Wednesday was sponsored by the United States Golf Association and gave U.S. Open hopefuls a chance to make it to Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego on June 9-15. Reeves took advantage by finishing in a tie for fourth with Louisiana State golfer Andrew Loupe. In the one-hole playoff at Squire Creek in Ruston, La., Reeves watched his competition three-putt and needed only a 6-footer for par in order to advance.

"I didn't even know I had a chance until somebody told me with two holes to go that I was one of the leaders," Reeves said. "I was feeling a little down, but all of a sudden, I firmed up and got ready for the end of the round. I'm pretty excited to get the chance to advance and try to get in."

The next step for Reeves is a second round of qualifying at Shadow Hawk Golf Course in Houston on June 2.

Until then, Reeves is busy with the Mavericks as they prepare for the NCAA Central Regional Tournament from May 15-17 at The Ohio State Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. UTA received an at-large bid to be a member of the 27-team field




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