U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Results

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 7, 2010) -- The excitement can be felt by all golfers around the world, as the U.S.Open  is ready to kick off the week of June 14 at Pebble Beach. Amateurgolf.com will be there, and we're pleased to say that after today's Sectional Qualifying at 13 sites around the country, nine amateurs have qualified for the season's second major, and five of those players were qualifying Medalists. The following is a rundown of qualifiers, including professional qualifiers (hey, they had to work just as hard today).

Sectional qualifiers will advance to the U.S.Open, which will be played June 17-20 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. Approximately 90 total qualifying spots were awarded through the 13 sectional qualifiers to fill the championship field of 156 players.

Russell Henley - Macon, Georgia (Medalist)
Joseph Bramlett - Saratoga, Calif.
Andrew Putnam - University Place, Washington
Scott Langley - St. Louis, Missouri (Medalist)
Bennett Blakeman - Burr Ridge, Illinois (Medalist)
Kevin Phelan - St. Augustine, Florida
Hudson Swafford - Tallahassee, Florida (co-Medalist)
Morgan Hoffman - Wyckoff, New Jersey
Alex Martin - Liberty Township, Ohio

Qualifying results follow:

1.) Par 71, Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif. (87 players for 4 spots)

Erick Justesen, who plays on the Canadian Tour, finished atop the leaderboard at 9-under 133. Justesen has made one cut in two events played so far in 2010 on that tour.

• Amateur Joseph Bramlett, who finished his senior year at Stanford with a trip to the match play quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship last week, also advanced with a 6- under 136. Kenny (Yun-Gi) Kim, of Cerritos, Calif., was T-2 with Bramlett.

• Four players finished another shot back at 5- under 137 and will play off for the final spot: Amateur Bhavik Patel (69-68), Dillon Dougherty (72- 65), John Ellis (70-67) and amateur Andrew Putnam (72-65).


  • Tour player Spencer Levin has played in two U.S. Opens, but did not qualify this year after shooting a 2-under 140 that left him T-17. Levin was the low amateur at the 2004 U.S. Open.
  • Amateur John Chin, who just completed his senior year at UC Irvine and was named a first-team All American, was T-24 at 141.
  • Amateur Jay Hwang, runner up at the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur to Jordan Spieth, was T-33 at 143. Hwang also won the 2009 California Junior Amateur, and has committed to UCLA for the fall of 2011.
  • a-Kevin Wentworth (139), a-Steve Ziegler (140), Andy Miller (140), Joel Kribel (141), Patrick Cantlay (142), David Berganio (143), Jeff Hart (141), a- Douglas Stacy (169)

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2.) Par 71, Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore. (48 players for 3 spots)

Kent Eger shot rounds of 68- 66 to capture medalist honors by three shots. He made nine birdies and just one bogey, which came on the par-5 10th hole in Round 1. Eger is currently playing on the Canadian Tour.

• Jason Allred, who played the U.S. Open in 2006, and England’s Matthew Richardson, who played on the 2005 Walker Cup team (Great Britain & Ireland), shot a two-round total of 5-under 137.


  • University of Washington golfers Chris Williams, Richard Lee and Nick Taylor, the 2010 Ben Hogan Award winner, finished a few strokes shy of the third and final qualifying spot. Taylor was the low amateur at last year’s U.S. Open and runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Washington was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on June 4.
  • Derek Gillespie, the winner on the Golf Channel’s “The Big Break: Prince Edward Island,” shot 74-68 and missed the cut by five strokes.

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3.) Par 72, Bull Valley Country Club, Woodstock, Ill. (31 players for 2 spots)

• Corey Pavin hasn’t played in the U.S. Open since 2006, and thanks to a shaky putter, he’s going to have to keep waiting. Golfweek contributor D.J. Piehowski reports>

Qualified: a-Bennett Blakeman (138), Jerry Smith (139)

First alternate: a-Donald Constable (140)


  • Corey Pavin (141), a-Eric Chun (144), Don Berry (146), Niall Turner (147), Jordan Ensrud (147), Andy Paulson (148)

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4.) Par 72, Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colo. (29 players for 2 spots)

Stephen Allan, of Australia, and Jason Preeo, of Highlands Rach, Colo., advance as co-medalists after posting 8- under 136. Allan finished T-10 at the Nationwide Tour’s Moonah Classic earlier this year. Preeo played his collegiate golf at Pacific, winning the Big West Conference title in 1998.


  • Tom Kite was attempting to qualify for his fifth U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but finished one shot back at 7-under 137. Kite won the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and has played in 33 U.S. Opens.
  • Dustin White, who plays on the Gateway Tour, was T-5 at 139. White played in the 2006 U.S. Open, but missed the cut.
  • Clay Ogden, the 2005 Amateur Public Links champion, shot 141 to finish T- 8.

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5.) Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md. (78 players for 7 spots)

Jason Gore, who played in the final group at the 2005 U.S. Open, shot rounds of 72-64 to share medalist honors with PGA Tour veteran Kent Jones

Daniel Summerhays carded rounds of 70-68 to tie for third. Summerhays finished second at the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic in April, and is 24th on the money list this season.

Ty Tryon, the former teen phenom who earned his PGA Tour card at age 17, shot 64-74 to tie for third and qualify for the Open. Also at 138 was Arjun Atwal, who tied for seventh last month at the Byron Nelson Championship. Craig Barlow, who is coming off a T-7 at the Nationwide Tour’s Prince George’s County Open, also finished at 138.

Steven Wheatcroft, of Jacksonville, Fla., won a four-for-one playoff at 139. He defeated Tag Ridings, Jeff Brehaut and Aaron Summers.


  • a-Domenico Geminiani, who turned 14, shot rounds of 72-78.
  • Justin Hicks, twice a winner on the Nationwide Tour, shot 75-72 and failed to qualify.
  • Stephen Leaney, who finished second at the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields, shot 72-69 and came in two strokes shy of the three-way playoff.

6.) Par 71, Germantown Country Club/Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis (120 players for 12 spots)


Photo by Tracy Wilcox
Hudson Swafford at the 2009 NCAA Championship.

• Georgia senior Hudson Swafford, an amateur, birdied his final two holes to tie Richard Barcelo, who has made six cuts in 11 PGA Tour events this season, for medalist honors at 10-under 132. Barcelo also finished strong, going 3 under in his final four holes.

• Other Tour players to advance include Deane Pappas (133), Mathias Gronberg (133), Paul Goydos (133), David Frost (134), Shaun Micheel (134), J.J. Henry (135) and Brandt Snedeker (135).

• Oklahoma State sophomore Morgan Hoffmann, an amateur, put together a pair of 67s to finish T-6 at 8-under 134. Hoffmann is just one day removed from the final match of the NCAA Championship, where the Cowboys lost to Augusta State.

• Chris Stroud, who has made six cuts in 14 PGA Tour events entered this year, and Charles Warren, who was T-11 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February, advanced out of a five-way playoff for the final two qualifying spots. Stroud and Warren finished at 6-under 136, tied with Roger Tambellini, Scott McCarron and Jarrod Lyle.


  • Amateur Brad Benjamin, the 2009 Public Links champion, was T-32 at 139. Benjamin will play in the John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption next month.
  • Amateur Jordan Spieth, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior and the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion, was T-39 at 140. Spieth recorded a top-20 finish at last month’s HP Byron Nelson Championship.
  • Amateur Tim Jackson, a two- time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, shot 143 for 63rd. Jackson finished T-11 at last year's U.S. Senior Open after leading through two rounds.
  • Tour veteran Lee Janzen, with eight career Tour victories (including the 1993 and ’98 U.S. Opens) and 19 U.S. Open appearances, shot 145 for a share of 68th.
  • Ryan Palmer (137), Cameron Percy (137), Henrik Bjornstad (138), Todd Hamilton (138), Garth Mulroy (139), Cameron Beckman (140), Vance Veazey (140), Michael Thompson (145), Will Mackenzie (142), Casey Wittenberg (142), Frank Lickliter II (145), Michael Thompson (145), Nicholas Thompson (147).

Full field results>


7.) Par 72, McArthur Golf Club, Hobe Sound, Fla. (49 players for 3 spots)


Photo by Tracy Wilcox
Kevin Phelan

Kevin Phelan and Gary Woodland were co-medalists at 6-under 138. Phelan, 19, a freshman at North Florida, made a triple bogey on his final hole in the morning 18 to finish at 73. He rebounded with 65 in the afternoon that included a hole-out eagle from 30 yards on the final hole.

• Woodland, 26, of Topeka, Kan., is a rookie on the PGA Tour. He will be making his second consecutive appearance at the U.S. Open.

Travis Hampshire, 29, of Tampa, Fla., grabbed the final qualifying spot at 139. He birdied his final hole. Hampshire is a former Florida Open Champion and will be making his first trip to the U.S. Open.

• Amateurs Kristoffer Shane and Curtis Thompson (142) are the first and second alternate, respectively. Thompson is the brother of PGA Tour member Nicholas Thompson and Golfweek’s top-ranked junior Alexis Thompson.


  • James Driscoll (144) was runner-up at the 1995 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 2000 U.S. Amateur. He played in the 2005 U.S. Open and played on the 2001 USA Walker Cup Team.
  • Emiliano Grillo (148) won the individual championship at the 2010 Copa de las Americas, leading Argentina to the men’s team title. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur and won the AJGA’s PING Invitational and Junior World Golf Championship in 2009.
  • Matthew Borchert (145), a-Emiliano Grillo (148), Olin Browne (148), Jeremy Pope (149), a-Jud Eustaquio (152)

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8.) Par 72, Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas (36 players for 2 spots)

• Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo withdrew after play was delayed for the second time due to bad weather. He was four shots behind leader Casey Clendenon midway through the event.

• The second round has been delayed due to inclement weather. Play will resume Tuesday morning.

To view live scores, click here>


9.) Par 70, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio (59 players for 3 spots)

Brian Davis took medalist honors at 9-under 131. Davis finished second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and lost in a playoff to Jim Furyk at the Verizon Heritage earlier this year.

Erik Compton and Malaysian Open winner Seung Yul Noh advanced out of a three-for-two playoff with Brad Wright. All three were at 5-under 135.


  • Brendan Gielow, a Wake Forest senior who won the 2010 Byron Nelson Award, was T-19 at even-par 140.
  • Jason Kokrak, who leads the eGolf Tour money list, was T-25 at 1-over 141.
  • Brady Exber, of Las Vegas, has played in all but one of the USGA Men’s State Team Championships. He shot 6-over 146 for a share of 39th.

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Photo by Tracy Wilcox
Georgia junior Russell Henley

10.) Par 72, Ansley Golf Club, Roswell, Ga. (28 players for 2 spots)

• Amateur Russell Henley, Golfweek’s top-ranked college player and a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award, shot rounds of 73-64 to take medalist honors. He won four collegiate events this year as a member of the University of Georgia golf team, including a NCAA individual regional title.

Mark Silvers, a former South Carolina standout, shot rounds of 72-70 and defeated Chris Epperson in a playoff for the second and final qualifying spot.


  • Scott Parel, who played in the 2002 and ’05 U.S. Opens, shot 76-73 and failed to advance.
  • Lee Williams, a former Walker Cup member and three-time U.S. Open participant (2005-07), narrowly missed the cut. He shot 70-72 and was three strokes out of the playoff for the second qualifying spot.
  • a-Roberto Castro (149), a-David Chung (155)

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11.) Par 72, Canoe Brook CC, Summit, N.J. (62 players for 4 spots)

Blaine Peffley, of Lebanon, Pa., shot rounds of 68-70 to earn medalist honors. He finished at 6-under 138. He is 20th on the NGA/Hooters Tour money list with just under $22,000.

Dan McCarthy, of Syracuse, N.Y., fired consecutive rounds of 2-under 70 to finish solo second.

Jim Herman, of Scottsdale, Ariz., carded a second-round 69 to grab the third qualifying spot. He is currently No. 8 on the Nationwide Tour money list, after winning the Moonah Classic in February.

Jon Curran (71-71), of Orlando, Fla., defeated 2008 PGA Tour winner Parker McLachlin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to earn the fourth and final qualifying spot. Curran won with a par on the par-4 first hole, after McLachlin missed a 3-foot par putt.



  • Len Mattiace, who has played in five U.S. Opens, shot two rounds of even-par 72 and tied for sixth, two strokes out of a playoff.
  • Peter Uihlein, an Oklahoma State sophomore whose Cowboys finished runner-up June 6 at the NCAA Championship, shot 70-84 to miss the cut.
  • Andrew Guiliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani, shot 159 and tied for 59th.
  • Jim McGovern (146), a-Cameron Wilson (148), Kevin Stadler (DNS)

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12.) Par 70, Country Club of St. Albans, St. Louis (18 players for 1 spot)

Scott Langley is heading back to Pebble Beach

What a week it has been for Scott Langley! He won the NCAA Division I Championship last Thursday and is now headed to play in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links after firing 66-66-132 to finish three shots clear of the field!

Drew Lethem was the next closest competitor to Langley at 135 and earned the 1st Alternate position with David Lingmerth, an Arkansas Razorback receiving 2nd Alternate position at 136.

Langley is familiar with the Pebble Beach layout, having won the First Tee Open on the Champions Tour with Dana Quigley at Pebble Beach a few short years ago.


  • Arkansas senior David Lingmerth, an amateur, who had 10 top-10 finishes this college season, including a win at the Battle at the Beach, came in third at 136.
  • Amateur Patrick Rodgers, No. 8 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings, finished T-4 at 137. Rodgers reached the third round of match play at the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur.
  • Amateur Nate McCoy, son of 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur medalist Mike McCoy, was T- 6 at 140.

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13.) Par 72, Brookside G&CC and The Lakes G&CC, Columbus, Ohio (120 players for 15 spots)

Rocco Mediate, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose were among a slew of high-profile players who failed to advance. Eric Axley shot an amazing 64-63 (that's 17-under folks!) to top PGA Tour star Austrailian Stuart Appleby and Appleby's less know fellow countryman Terry Pilkadarius, who finished at 10-under. Golfweek's Jim McCabe reports from the site that hosted the most PGA Tour players.

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May 24: Par 72, Musashi CC (Toyooka), Japan

  • Qualified: Hiroyuki Fujita (129), Toru Tanigchi (134), Paul Sheehan (137), Kaname Yokoo (137), Azuma Yano (139)
  • First alternate: Shigeki Maruyama (139)
  • Notables who failed to advance: Brendan Jones (140), Craig Parry (142), Prayad Marksaeng (WD)

May 24: Par 72, Walton Heath, England

  • Qualified: James Morrison (133), Rafa Echenique (135), Rhys Davies (136), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (136), Gareth Baybin (136), Gary Boyd (136), Rikard Karlberg (137), Jean-Francois Lucquin (137), Gregory Havret (137), Pablo Martin (137), Mikko Ilonen (137)
  • First alternate: Simon Khan (137)
  • Second alternate: Francois Delamontagne (138)
  • Notables who failed to advance: Richard Green (138), Niclas Fasth (140), Nick Doughtery (140), Thomas Levet (140), Maarten Lafeber (142), Thomas Bjorn (142), Johan Edfors (144)

Results For U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying
MedalistIrelandKevin PhelanIreland500
MedalistGARussell HenleyMacon, GA500
MedalistILBennett BlakemanBurr Ridge, IL500
MedalistMOScott LangleySt. Louis, MO500
MedalistFLHudson SwaffordTallahassee, FL500

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Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship. Played at various sites across the U.S. on the Monday a week and half before the U.S. Open. There is also a qualifier in Japan and in England. 36 holes of stroke play at each site.

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