Carson Herron made some USGA history last summer when he became the fourth generation from his family to qualify for the U.S. Amateur. Now he has a chance to do the same at the U.S. Open. The Minnesota native carded a 1-under 70 at a local qualifier on May 2 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque, a facility the New Mexico sophomore knows quite well.
Carson’s father, Tim, a four-time PGA Tour winner, his grandfather and great-grandfather (both named Carson) also have played in the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Herrons are one of three families to have three generations of U.S. Open competitors, joining the Alexanders (Tyson, Buddy and Skip) and Loves (Davis Jr., Davis III and Dru).