Elkland High School Graduate Qualifies for 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship

US Open 2016 logoAn Elkland High School graduate and Osceola native has qualified for the U.S. Open.

T.J. Howe qualified for the U.S. Open golf championship which takes place from Monday, June 13th to Sunday, June 19th at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, PA. It is Howe’s first time qualifying for the U.S. Open. He shot a seven-under par 137 which earned him second place at the Vancouver, Washington located Royal Oaks Country Club. His U.S. open local qualifier win was at the Dallas, PA located Huntsville Golf Club on May 19th.  Howe will be competing against 54 other golfers at the 116th U.S. Open.

Howe graduated from Elkland High School in 2006. In 2004, he was the District 4 golf champion. In 2005, he placed second. Furthermore, he was a PIAA golf champion. He held a league scoring average of 69.7. He attended Penn State and graduated in 2010. He played golf at Penn State from 2007-2011. He was a Golf Coaches Association of America All-American in 2010. He was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a three-time GCAA All-Region selection.

This summer, Howe will play on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada. Last year, he played in the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship. He has qualified for numerous PGA Web.com Tour events. In the past two years, he was an eGolf Tour top money winner. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC.