June 7, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine senior Alex Coe, who was a finalist for the 2006 Bryon Nelson Award, and former Waves All-American Jason Allred each qualified for this month's U.S. Open during sectional qualifying on Monday. The 2006 U.S. Open is scheduled for June 15-18 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
Coe secured one of four available positions at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., after shooting rounds of 64-75 for a 139 total to finish second and one shot behind Michael Derminio of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Allred gained one of two available spots at St. Charles Country Club in St. Charles, Ill. following rounds of 71-63 for a 134 total. He finished second, five strokes behind Steve Stricker of Madison, Wis.
Coe just concluded his collegiate career last weekend after competing in the Division I Men's Golf Championships in Sunriver, Ore. In 36 rounds, Coe led Pepperdine with a 72.47 stroke average, registered eight Top 20 finishes, including six Top 10s, and claimed individual medalist honors at the General Jim Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Coe, a two-time All-West Coast Conference (WCC) selection, concluded his career with a 73.88 stroke average that ranks eighth all-time in Pepperdine history. His 72.47 stroke averaging during the 2005-06 season is the sixth-best all-time in program history.
Following his participation in the U.S. Open, Coe will travel to Japan's Tochigi prefecture as part of the 12-member United States Team that will compete in the 2006 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship scheduled for July 13-15 at Sun Hills Country Club.
Allred competed at Pepperdine from 1998-2002 and capped his collegiate career by earning All-American honors and winning the inaugural Byron Nelson Award in 2002. During his Waves' career, Allred was a two-time Academic All-American and a four-time All-WCC selection.
Currently competing on the Nationwide Tour, Allred will make his first U.S. Open appearance.