June 25, 2013

Former Tiger Teammates Qualifying For U.S. Senior Open Championship

Playing together in the mid-80's at Pacific, Tiger alums Jeff Brehaut and Jeff Wilson were back at it once again as the pair hit the course at Green Valley Country Club in search of a berth into the U.S. Senior Open Championship. With -3, 69s on their cards at the end of the day, the pair of Tigers punched their tickets to the Open where they will take on the world's best veteran golfers in Omaha, Neb. The 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship will take place from July 11-14 at the Omaha Country Club.

Having recently turned 50, Brehaut made his way onto the Champions Tour where he played his first tour tournament at the Encompass Championshp in Glenview, Ill. from June 17-23. Brehaut turned professional in 1986 upon his graduation from Pacific. He spent five years on the Nationwide Tour and picked up his Q-Card for the PGA tour in 1998. Brehaut spent eight years playing on tour with his longest stretch coming from 2001-07. 

Throughout a his pro and amateur career after Pacific, Wilson made his mark by qualifying for four U.S. Open Championships since graduating in 1985. Wilson most recently qualified for the Open in 2008 at Torrey Pines in LaJolla, Calif. In addition to the 2008 Open, Wilson qualified in 1982 as a freshman at Pacific as well as in 1990 and 2000. The 1982 Open was won by Tom Watson with the great Jack Nicklaus finishing second. As a Tiger, Wilson was a two-time All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association First Team selection and took home a second and third place individual finish at the PCAA Championships. He took home three individual tournament titles during his career which still ranks second all-time on Pacific's wins list.