U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying locations announced
FAR HILLS, N.J. (March 10, 2014) – The United
States Golf Association
(USGA) today announced sectional qualifying
sites for the 2014 U.S. Open
Championship, which will be held at Pinehurst
Resort & Country Club’s
Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.,
on June 12-15. Sectional
qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be
held on June 2 at 10 sites in
the U.S. For the 10th consecutive year, Japan
and England will host
international qualifying, which is scheduled for
“The game of golf is enhanced when U.S. Open
sectional qualifying can be
conducted over a cross section of the United
States and international
sites,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice
president and Championship
Committee chairman. “We thank the state and
regional golf associations
and international community for their continued
support during the local
and sectional qualifying process. The U.S.
Open has broad appeal, as
evidenced by the number of entries worldwide
Woodmont Country Club, in Rockville, Md., will
host U.S. Open sectional
qualifying for the 27th time in the last 28
years. The club, which moved to
its current location in 1950, has two 18-hole
courses (North and South). In
2013, Russell Knox, Mathew Goggin and Matt
Bettencourt qualified for the
U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club from this
sectional, and all three went on to
make the cut in the championship.
In Memphis, Tenn., Colonial Country Club’s
North and South courses will
host a sectional qualifier for the third time
since 2007. Kevin Sutherland, at
age 48, was one of five players who qualified
in 2013 from this sectional.
He tied for 67th at the U.S. Open
Championship. Colonial was a U.S. Open
local qualifying site in 2013 and will host again
this year, on May 7.
The Columbus, Ohio; Purchase, N.Y.; and Daly
City, Calif., sectional sites
will use two courses. In Ohio, Brookside Golf
and Country Club and Scioto
Country Club, which will host the 2016 U.S.
Senior Open, will be partnered
for the first time. Old Oaks Country Club and
Century Country Club will
make up a sectional site in New York for the
third time in six years. Lake
Merced Golf Club and The Olympic Club’s
Ocean Course are the courses in
Northern California. Lake Merced has hosted
two USGA championships. The
Olympic Club’s Ocean Course was the
companion course to the club’s Lake
Course for the 2007 U.S. Amateur
Championship and the Ocean and Lake
courses will host the inaugural U.S. Amateur
Four-Ball Championship in May
Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek Course is
a U.S. Open sectional
qualifying site for the fifth time since 2004.
Russell Henley was the medalist
as an amateur at this site in 2010 and would
go on to tie for 16th in the
U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.
Springfield Country Club in
Ohio will host sectional qualifying for the fifth
consecutive year and sixth
time in seven years.
For the fourth time since 2006, Emerald Valley
Golf Club, in Creswell, Ore.,
will be a U.S. Open sectional qualifying site.
Lakeside Country Club, in
Houston, previously hosted in 2006 and 2012.
Quail Valley Golf Club, in
Vero Beach, Fla., served as a sectional site in
England’s Walton Heath Golf Club and Japan’s
Nara International Golf Club
are the international sectional qualifying sites.
Walton Heath, which is
hosting for the 10th consecutive year, is
where Michael Campbell, of New
Zealand, qualified in the first year of
international qualifying en route to
winning the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969)
are the only players to win
the U.S. Open after qualifying through both
local and sectional play. Jerry
Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael
Campbell (2005) and Lucas
Glover (2009) have won as sectional qualifiers.
The U.S. Open will be held for the third time at
Pinehurst Resort & Country
Club’s Course No. 2. In 1999, Payne Stewart
claimed his second U.S. Open
in dramatic fashion with a par-saving putt on
the 72nd hole. In 2005,
Campbell shot a final-round 69 to finish at
even-par 280 and post a two-
stroke victory. To be eligible for qualifying, a
player must have a Handicap
Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a
professional. Local qualifying, which will
be played over 18 holes at 111 sites in the
U.S., takes place between May
2014 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites
May 26 – International (2)
Asia – Nara International Golf Club, Nara
Europe - Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey,
June 2 – United States (10)
Lake Merced Golf Club & The Olympic Club
(Ocean Course), Daly City, Calif.
Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course),
Woodmont Country Club (North & South
Courses), Rockville, Md.
Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club,
Brookside Golf & Country Club & Scioto Country
Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio
Emerald Valley Golf Club, Creswell, Ore.
Colonial Country Club (North & South Courses),
Lakeside Country Club, Houston, Texas