Brandon Crick is living out his life long dream. The former University of Nebraska star qualified for the 113th U.S. Open on Monday.
Crick shot a -5 under par at a 36 hole qualifier in Memphis, Tennessee to reach the open. "It's kind of been a goal of mine all along, it's kind of something I dreamed of and it's just a lot of hard work and dedication," says Crick. "I have been trying to accomplish this my whole life, you know to play on this stage."
The former Husker has never played in a PGA Tour event and has only earned $2,600 dollars as a professional. Crick had to even put his career on hold this winter as he worked as a caddie in Arizona. "It's funny I'm down there as a caddie, watching them hit on the range," says Crick, "and little did I know next week, I'll be playing right along side of them." says Crick.
Crick hopes to be the first native Nebraskan to win the US Open in 80 years. John Goodman was the last to accomplish that feat back in 1933. "I'd like to be there come Sunday. I'm not going up there just for the ride, says Crick." "I'm gonna go up there and compete with these guys. Making it there made me realize I belong there too."