Scott Langley has played five rounds at Pebble Beach
June 7, 2010
St. Albans, Mo. - The summer plans have changed a bit in the past week for Illini junior Scott Langley. In that span, Langley won the NCAA championship, was named a First Team All-American, earned the Division I Arnold Palmer Award and on Monday bettered the field at a U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier.
Only one spot was available in the 20-man field on Monday. Langley from Manchester, Mo., shot an eight-under par 132 for 36 holes at the Country Club of St. Albans in suburban St. Louis. His back-to-back 66s gave him a three-shot victory over Drew Lethem of Camdenton, Mo. David Lingmerth of Fayetteville, Ark., was third at -4 with Patrick Rodgers of Avon, Ind., and William Harrold of Columbia, Mo., tying for fourth at -3.
"I was playing with a lot of confidence," Langley said of his day. "I was playing on a course I feel really good about as well. I appreciate everything that has happened to me over the past week. I'm just hoping to keep it going."
Langley has had some success at St. Albans, winning a pair of Metropolitan Opens in 2008 and 2009 in a field that included quite a few professional players. In a span of five rounds over the past two weeks, Langley has had just seven bogeys while shooting a combined 18-under par.
The U.S Open starts June 17 at Pebble Beach, Calif. As a junior player, Langley won Wal-Mart First Tee Open in 2006 with rounds of 67-65-63 at Pebble Beach.
"Pebble Beach is the coolest place I've ever played," Langley said. "Having a little experience there should help, although I'm sure it will be set up differently. I want to get out there nice and early and just have fun and enjoy the experience."
Link to results can be found at usopen.com .