The former Oklahoma State standout earned his first U.S. Open start via a 4-for-3 playoff in the Columbus, Ohio, sectional. Shot 8-under 136 at The Lakes Golf & Country Club and Brookside Golf & Country Club and advanced with a birdie on the fourth extra hole. Earned his education degree from OSU in 2014. His father, Ron Gooch, spent five seasons in the Texas Rangers' minor-league system. Owns two top-10 finishes in nine Web.com Tour starts in 2017, including a tie for fifth in the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Nacher.