IMG Academy golf student Daniel Jaramillo has advanced to sectional U.S. Open qualifying. Now 15-years old,Jaramillohas been with IMG for the past four years and works with golf coach Jay Denton. Jaramillo finished localqualifying round on May 7 at the Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Fla., T-3rd (71)
Jaramillo is competing to earn a spot in the 2012 U.S. Open, set to take place at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.,June 14-17. If Jaramillo qualifies for the Open, he would make history. Only one 15-year old has ever qualified for the U.S. Open, whenTadd Fujikawa ofHawaii made it in 2006.
This will be the 112th U.S. Open, and it is the second of the four major championships in golf. Recent winners of the U.S. Open include Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera and Tiger Woods.