Kay Cockerill - June 16, 2012

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Golf Channel Analyst Kay Cockerill is in San Francisco, CA for the 112th U.S. Open Championship. Cockerill was the reporter for the Daly City, CA Sectional Qualifier on Golf Channel’s coverage of Golf’s Longest Day where both Beau Hossler and Michael Allen earned their places in the field for the U.S. Open. She is also a resident of San Francisco, CA and a member of The Olympic Club.

She is very pleased that Mother Nature has decided to help the U.S. Open this week because it is absolutely beautiful at The Olympic Club and this week has gone so well in so many ways. Everyone at The Olympic Club is so proud of longtime member Michael Allen because of his success in qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open and then be tied for 18th after 36 holes. Allen is a great guy and is someone who enjoys playing with golfers of any handicap at The Olympic Club and after failing to qualify for the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in 1987 and 1998, it is gratifying for everyone at the club to see Allen make it on the third try.

Beau Hossler is an amazing story especially when you consider that he also qualified for the U.S. Open last year via Sectional Qualifying. She reflected back to when she was in college and she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open. That experience taught her so much about how to be a better player and she can only imagine what this experience will teach Hossler and how he will be able to take the lessons learned from this week and apply them to his future tournament performance.

She followed the group of Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, and Graeme McDowell yesterday and she was particularly struck by McDowell’s performance because she watched him prepare for the U.S. Open last week and say how much he loved The Olympic Club. Furyk has the same attitude about the course and about how they prepare for and cope with the pressures of the U.S. Open.