FAR HILLS, N.J. (March 6, 2017) - The United
States Golf Association (USGA) today announced
sectional qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open
Championship, which will be held at Erin Hills, in
Erin, Wis., on June 15-18. Erin Hills is hosting its
first U.S. Open and third USGA championship.
Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes,
will be held on Monday, June 5, at 10 sites in the
U.S. For the 13th consecutive year, Japan and
England will host international sectional
qualifying, scheduled for May 22 and May 29,
“We appreciate the support and commitment
provided by the state and regional associations
and international community during a two-tiered
qualifying process that dates to 1959,” said
Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee
chairman. “The U.S. Open has broad appeal, as
evidenced by the more than 9,800 entries we
have received in each of the last four years and
the fact that any amateur golfer can enter,
provided they meet the Handicap Index
requirement. The opportunity to take sectional
qualifying to all parts of the United States and
international sites helps to ensure that we have
the strongest field possible.”
The Columbus, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.;
Summit, N.J.; and Newport Beach, Calif.,
sectional sites will use two courses. In Columbus,
Brookside Golf and Country Club and Lakes Golf
and Country Club will combine to host sectional
qualifying for the 13th time since 1995. Eight
players from the Columbus sectional made the
36-hole cut in last year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont
(Pa.) Country Club. Daniel Summerhays, who
tied for eighth behind champion Dustin Johnson,
was among the group of qualifiers.
Germantown Country Club and Ridgeway
Country Club are the Memphis sectional courses
for the third consecutive year and fifth time since
2009. Andrew Landry advanced through this site
last year. He was the U.S. Open first-round
leader with a 4-under 66 – the lowest opening-
round score in any of the nine U.S. Opens at
Oakmont – and went on to tie for 15th. Canoe
Brook Country Club’s North and South Courses
will serve as a sectional site for the 15th time
since 1980. Big Canyon Country Club and
Newport Beach Country Club are paired together
in Southern California for the third time.
Woodmont Country Club, in Rockville, Md.,
will host U.S. Open sectional qualifying for the
30th time in the last 31 years. The club features
two 18-hole layouts, but only the North Course
will be used for the fourth consecutive year.
Chase Parker, one of five players last year who
advanced through both local and sectional play
and made the 36-hole cut, qualified at
Jupiter Hills Club’s Hill Course, in Tequesta,
Fla., will host U.S. Open sectional qualifying for
the first time since 2008. The club hosted the
1987 U.S. Amateur Championship and will serve
as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-
Ball Championship. Lakewood Country Club, in
Dallas, Texas, is a site for the second time.
Tacoma Country & Golf Club, in Lakewood,
Wash., will host a sectional qualifier for the first
time since 1989. The club has hosted four USGA
Springfield Country Club in Ohio will host
sectional qualifying for the eighth consecutive
year and ninth time in 10 years. Hawks Ridge, in
Ball Ground, Ga., will be a sectional site for the
sixth time since 2007.
Walton Heath Golf Club in England and Ono
Golf Club in Japan are the international sectional
qualifying sites. Five players made the 36-hole
cut in the 2016 U.S. Open after advancing from
Walton Heath, which is hosting for the 13th
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. Gene Littler (1961), Julius Boros (1963),
Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael
Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) have
won as sectional qualifiers.
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 113 sites in the U.S. and
one in Canada, takes place between May 2-18.
In 2016, the USGA accepted 9,877 entries
for the championship at Oakmont. The record of
10,127 was established for the 2014
championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country
Club’s Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst,
Online player registration for the 2017 U.S.
Open is scheduled to begin on Wednesday,
March 8 and continues through Wednesday, April
26 at 5 p.m. EDT. To access online registration
2017 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites
Asia – Ono Golf Club, Ono City, Japan
Europe - Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey,
United States (10)
Big Canyon Country Club & Newport
Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.
Jupiter Hills Club (Hills Course), Tequesta, Fla.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course),
Canoe Brook Country Club (North and South
Courses), Summit, N.J.
Brookside Golf & Country Club & Lakes Golf &
Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio
Germantown Country Club & Ridgeway Country
Club, Memphis, Tenn.
Lakewood Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Lakewood, Wash.