According to the Lansing State Journal, Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Lansing native and Waverly High School grad, John Smoltz has qualified for the U.S. Senior Open.

He made the cut last week when it came down to a three-man playoff, which he won. Smoltz bested two other players at the qualifier in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Smoltz, who has always had a keen interest in golf, is best known as a star pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He is the only pitcher in history to have over 200 wins and over 150 saves. He, along with teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, also have the distinction of being elected to the Baseball Hall-of-Fame on the first ballot. This means that they were inducted into the Hall the first time their names appeared on the ballot for election.

The 2018 U.S. Senior Open happens June 28 through July 1 in Colorado Springs.

See the Lansing State Journal article here.