ATLANTA, GA – Georgia State men’s golf coach Joe Inman shot his age on Monday, a 4-under 68, at White Columns Country Club to earn one of three qualifying spots for the U.S. Senior Open scheduled for Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 11-14.
Inman, who was in the first group off in the morning, made five birdies and one bogey to finish in second place. His round included multiple 20-foot made putts and one from over 50-feet.
Entering his ninth year as head coach at Georgia State, Inman last competed in a tour event in 2010. He won three times on the Champions Tour, most recently the 2000 SBC Senior Classic.
“What an exciting day for my family and I,” Inman said. “It’s been a long time since I competed on Tour, but figured we would give it one last shot with this qualifier. When we finished, I really didn’t think 68 would get in, but I am glad it did. It will be great to see so many of my friends in the golf world and to see what I can do on a great course like Scioto.”
Inman’s career includes the three Champions Tour wins, a victory at the 1976 Kemper Open and the title at the 1979 Masters Par 3 contest.
He has led Georgia State to three straight NCAA Regional appearances, including an NCAA Championship appearance in 2014. This past season the Panthers won twice, including a third-straight Furman Intercollegiate title.