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UT's Jordan Spieth to play in US Open

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UT freshman golfer Jordan Spieth will play in the US Open this week.

It was just a week ago that Spieth helped lead Texas to its third national championship, the first for the school in 40 years.

The two-time U.S. junior amateur champion was the first alternate for the Open. He'll replace Brandt Snedeker, who withdrew with a rib injury on Monday.

In five previous PGA Tour starts, Spieth has made the cut three times.

"I think it's just exciting," UT coach John Fields said. "He's a young person. He's 18-years-old. He's got plenty of energy and desire, and experience. So I know he's just super excited about being there. Will play a couple of great practice rounds today and tomorrow and be ready to play on Thursday. If he can figure that golf course out in a way that suits him, it wouldn't surprise me if he made the cut and had a good finish."

Speith will tee off at the US open, Thursday afternoon.

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