Boise golfer Vermeer begins U.S. Senior Open on Thursday

Amateur golfer Scott Vermeer, 52, will tee off on hole No. 1 at 7:36 a.m. MT at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. He’s paired with Greg Parker and Stephen Monshine. Thursday’s first-round coverage begins at noon on Fox Sports 1.

Vermeer earned the spot in his first professional major by beating a sectional-qualifier field of 65 in Portland in July. Vermeer nabbed low-amateur and medalist honors with a round of 71 that included seven birdies.