15-year-old Texas commit qualifies for U.S. Open

The Texas Longhorns golf program looks like it will have a great future, thanks to one commit with an incredible name. 15-year-old Cole Hammer has said that he will play for the University of Texas after he graduates in 2018.

But while he has a few years until he plays at the collegiate level, he will not have to wait to put his skills on display in one of golf’s top tournaments.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Hammer shot an incredible 64-68 during sectional qualifying in Dallas. As a result, he has qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open.

“This means the world to me,” Hammer said. “I’ve dreamed about it my whole life. It’s going to be awesome. This gives me a lot of confidence. I was coming in thinking I was a bit of a long shot, but why not? Just give it my best shot.”

Hammer stands just 5-foot-9, 125 pounds, but he will be standing tall on the course as people get a look at what the future could look like.

As for the Longhorns, they couldn’t be happier to have such a promising golfer committed. Maybe, just maybe, Hammer can follow in the footsteps of another successful Texas alum — 2015 Masters winner Jordan Spieth.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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