Baseball Hall of Famer and Lansing Waverly graduate John Smoltz (pictured, right) qualified for the U.S. Senior Open golf championship on Thursday during sectional qualifying at Planterra Ridge Golf Club in Georgia.

The U.S. Senior Open, for golfers aged 50 and above, will be played at The Broadmoor in Colorado from June 28th-July 1st.

According to, Smoltz, who's 51, advanced to the Open after shooting 69 in the final round of qualifying.  But he had to go through three sudden death playoff holes to take the last spot in the field.

Smoltz is the only player in Major League Baseball history with over 200 career wins and over 150 career saves.  he spent the majority of his Hall of Fame career with the Atlanta Braves.  He is currently the lead baseball game analyst for Fox Sports and also works for the MLB Network.

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