Inman qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

Coach Joe Inman, 68, qualified for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Tournament. Photo provided by | Georgia State Athletics
Coach Joe Inman, 68, qualified for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Tournament.
Photo provided by | Georgia State Athletics

At age 68, Georgia State men’s golf coach Joe Inman, showed that age is just a number, as he shot a 4- under 68 at White Columns Country Club, on June 27, to earn one of three qualifying spots for the U.S. Senior Open scheduled for Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 11-14.

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Inman, who was in the first group off in the morning, had an impressive round, making five birdies and one bogey to finish in second place. During his round, he managed to make multiple 20-foot putts, including one from over 50-feet.   

Inman has a splendid resume, as he is entering his ninth year as head coach at Georgia State, he has also won three times on the Champions Tour, most recently the 2000 SBC Senior Classic. He last competed in a tour event in 2010.

“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.”

It’s also worth noting that 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 done a magnificent job leading Georgia State to three straight NCAA Regional appearances, including a NCAA Championship appearance in 2014. This past season, the Panthers won twice, earning their third-straight Furman Intercollegiate title.

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