The first-time U.S. Open qualifier comes from a family of accomplished golfers. His mother, Laura Baugh, won the 1971 U.S. Women's Amateur at 16 years of age. His father, Bobby Cole, a native of South Africa, registered 13 worldwide professional victories, and tied for third in both the PGA Championship and The Open Championship in 1974 and 1975, respectively. Eric Col, who owns 54 wins on the Minor League Golf Tour, has played on the Korn Ferry Tour since 2016. He shot 8-under 134 in the Dallas Athletic Club final qualifier to earn his place at Torrey Pines. He advanced to final qualifying from the Marietta Country Club local qualifier.
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