U.S. Open Local Qualifying sites, dates
FAR HILLS, N.J. – Representing the start of an
exciting and dramatic process in which
thousands of golfers from around the world will
pursue the title of America’s national
champion, the United States Golf Association
today announced local qualifying sites for the
2014 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open
be contested at Pinehurst Resort & Country
Club’s Course No. 2, in Village of Pinehurst,
on June 12-15. Local qualifying, conducted
over 18 holes at 111 sites in 42 states, will
place between May 2-19.
“The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying
process is the most democratic in that every
amateur golfer who meets the USGA Handicap
Index® requirement can compete for a spot in
the championship field,” said Daniel B. Burton,
USGA vice president and Championship
Committee chairman. “Two-tiered U.S. Open
qualifying could not be conducted without the
tremendous partnership and expertise provided
state and regional golf associations, and
we are grateful for their continued
Those players who advance out of local
will compete in sectional qualifying, which
will be conducted over 36 holes at 10 U.S.
June 2. For the 10th consecutive year,
Japan and England will host international
qualifying, both scheduled for May 26.
Several local exemptions for the U.S. Open
been amended and will take effect in 2014.
The top 500 point leaders and ties from the
World Golf Ranking (as of March 3) will be
exempt. Any player in the OWGR’s top 500 (as
April 21) who has filed an entry prior to the
deadline of 5 p.m. EDT on April 23, will also
local exemption. Only the top 150 point
leaders were exempted in previous years. In
addition, any player who has had multiple
in the top 400 of the year-ending OWGR in the
five calendar years (2009-2013) will be
exempt from local qualifying.
In 2014, five clubs are hosting U.S. Open local
qualifying for at least the 10th consecutive
year. Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., has
a U.S. Open local qualifier since the late
1940s, while Maketewah Country Club, in
Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a site for more than
decades. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club and
Lakes Golf Club, in Genoa, Nev., have
hosted local qualifying since the 1990s.
Golf Course, in Fort Collins, Colo., has also
hosted for at least a decade. Thirty-nine
return as U.S. Open local qualifying sites
from last year.
Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., the
of the 1958, 1977 and 2001 U.S. Opens,
is hosting one of this year’s U.S. Open local
qualifiers.There are 16 local qualifying sites in
state of Florida, with the first of the scheduled
qualifiers at The Club at Admirals Cove’s East
Course in Jupiter on May 2. Fourteen local
qualifiers are scheduled in California.
Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969)
the only players to win the U.S. Open after
qualifying through both local and sectional
Last year, 20 players advanced through local
and sectional qualifying to the 156-player U.S.
Open championship field at Merion Golf Club.
The U.S. Open will be held for the third time at
Pinehurst No. 2. In 1999, Payne Stewart made
an 18-foot par-saving putt on the final hole to
edge Phil Mickelson by one stroke and win his
second U.S. Open title. In 2005, Michael
shot a final-round 69 to finish at even-par
280, two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods. To be
eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap
Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a
Friday, May 2:
The Club at Admirals Cove (East Course),
Monday, May 5
Timberline G.C., Calera, Ala.
Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
El Macero C.C., El Macero, Calif.
Fort Washington G. and C.C., Fresno, Calif.
Barona Creek G.C., Lakeside, Calif.
The TPC at Valencia, Valencia, Calif.
Waterlefe G. and River C., Bradenton, Fla.
Seagate C.C., Delray Beach, Fla.
The G.C. at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach,
Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Blue Lakes C.C., Twin Falls, Idaho
George W. Dunne National, Oak Forest, Ill.
Stillwater C.C., Stillwater, Minn.
Hidden Creek G.C., Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
Mill River Club, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Oak Hill C.C. (West Course), Rochester, N.Y.
Greensboro C.C. (Farm Course), Greensboro,
The Patriot G.C., Ninety Six, S.C.
Bakker Crossing G.C., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah
Royal Oaks C.C., Vancouver, Wash.
Tuesday, May 6
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot
Industry Hills G.C. (Eisenhower Course), City of
Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
Blue Top Ridge at Riverside, Riverside,
Twin Hills C.C., Longmeadow, Mass.
Wednesday, May 7
Timacuan G. and C.C., Lake Mary, Fla.
Fox Hollow G.C., Trinity, Fla.
Weston Hills C.C. (Tour Course), Weston, Fla.
Hawthorns G. and C.C., Fishers, Ind.
Sycamore Ridge G.C., Spring Hill, Kan.
Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.
Scotch Valley C.C., Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
Colonial C.C., Memphis, Tenn.
Odessa C.C., Odessa, Texas
Cedar Creek G.C., San Antonio, Texas
Thursday, May 8
Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.
Lake Wales C.C., Lake Wales, Fla.
Pinehills G.C., Plymouth, Mass.
Omaha C.C., Omaha, Neb.
Huntsville G.C., Shavertown, Pa.
Friday, May 9
River Landing (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
Mascoutin G.C., Berlin, Wis.
Saturday, May 10
Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku,
Monday, May 12
C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert,
Ruby Hill C.C., Pleasanton, Calif.
Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Broadmoor G.C. (West Course), Colorado
The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
C.C. of Farmington, Farmington, Conn.
Lake Jovita G. and C.C. (South Course), Dade
Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.
Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
South Bend C.C., South Bend, Ind.
Muskegon C.C., Muskegon, Mich.
The Wilds G.C., Prior Lake, Minn.
Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes Course), Genoa, Nev.
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.
Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst,
Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Kinsale G. and F.C., Powell, Ohio
Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.
Long Cove Club, Hilton Head, S.C.
Falconhead G.C., Austin, Texas
Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond, Texas
Tuesday, May 13
Ironwood C.C., Palm Desert, Calif.
Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
Shark’s Tooth G.C., Lake Powell, Fla.
The Legacy G. and T.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton, Ga.
Crofton C.C., Crofton, Md.
Radrick Farms, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Missouri Bluffs G.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Missoula C.C., Missoula, Mont.
Laurel Creek C.C., Mount Laurel, N.J.
Bedens Brook Club, Skillman, N.J.
Timber Banks G.C., Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio
Belmont C.C., Perrysburg, Ohio
Point Judith C.C., Narragansett, R.I.
Hackberry Creek C.C., Irving, Texas
Wednesday, May 14
Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
Newport Beach C.C., Newport Beach, Calif.
Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.
Clustered Spires G.C., Frederick, Md.
Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.
Schuyler Meadows Club, Loudonville, N.Y.
Blue Ridge C.C., Harrisburg, Pa.
Valley Brook C.C., McMurray, Pa.
Tumble Creek Club, Roslyn, Wash.
Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W. Va.
Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.
Thursday, May 15
Settlers Bay G.C., Wasilla, Alaska
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
Kensington G. and C.C., Naples, Fla.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Carter Plantation, Springfield, La.
Governors Club, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Monday, May 19
Gibson Bay G.C., Richmond, Ky.
Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas