Haas With Solid Showing On The Main Stage
Jerry Haas made four birdies in his final round 69 on Sunday.

July 14, 2014

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

EDMOND, Okla. - Wake Forest golf coach Jerry Haas took to the big stage this past weekend and acquitted himself quite well. Haas made the cut and finished tied for 33rd in his first US Senior Open played last week at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla.

The week didn't start the way Haas had envisioned with a 7-over 78 on Thursday. But he rebounded with a solid round of even-par 71 Friday morning and would make the cut on the number.

"I'm a little more comfortable with my surroundings," Haas said. "The first day, I three-putted three or four times and actually played okay to shoot 78. I made a ton of bogeys. The second day I made a great up-and-down, made three birdies on the back nine and then made a good up-and-down on the last hole to make the cut."

Haas then played the weekend in 1-over par, including a final round 69 on Sunday that featured four birdies. That round vaulted him from just making the cut into a tie for 33rd. He finished tied with fellow Demon Deacon Scott Hoch who was also 8-over par for the four rounds. Billy Andrade was the third Deacon in the field and he too made the cut.

"Shooting in the 60s for a golf coach, I'm happy with," Haas said when asked about playing and coaching. "I've played a good bit this summer but I'm too busy during the season. Recruiting is ongoing. We have a couple of pretty good classes coming in the next couple of seasons. The next five or six years at Wake are going to be a really, really good time to be a golf team member and be a golf coach. For kids to come play for me at Wake, I feel like I have a lot to offer."