Local Qualifying: Shot 67 at The Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield, Colo., on May 9
Final Qualifying: Shot 68-73 at Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course) in Bend, Ore., on June 3

The 29-year-old high school science teacher survived local and final qualifying to earn his first U.S. Open start. Prater shot 3-under 141 at the Bend, Ore., final qualifier after advancing from local qualifying in Broomfield, Colo. Prater teaches science and coaches the boys' and girls' golf teams at Cheyenne Mountain High in Colorado Springs, Colo. Just recently competed in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball with Air Force assistant coach Jimmy Makloski, who also advanced to final qualifying in California. They lost their opening match in 19 holes. Prater competed in his third U.S. Amateur last summer, qualifying for match play at Cherry Hills Country Club in suburban Denver. He won 14 times while at Division II University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and was a four-time NCAA Division II All-American. He also won the Colorado Golf Association Amateur in 2016 and 2020. He is the father of a 20-month-old daughter with his wife due to give birth to child No. 2 in July. 

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