U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying: Pinckney is In
07 Jun 2011
by Mike Stubbs of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Various sites across the United States, Scott Pinckney Profile


SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 7, 2011) -- It was sectional qualifying day across the country where professionals and amateurs alike attempted to earn a spot at the U.S. Open, held next week at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Amateurs did well in the California qualifier held at Oakmont CC in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles. Amateurgolf.com member Scott Pinckney from Scottsdale, Ariz. tied for medal honors with professional Matthew Edwards from Las Cruces, N.M. Both men fired rounds of 67- 70-137. Amateur Beau Hossler from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. qualified along with Hale Irwin's son amateur Steven Irwin from Arvada, Colo. Both men had scores 67-71- 138. Professional Brian Locke of Los Angeles, Calif. also qualifed with scores 69-70-139

In Vero Beach, Fla. Joey Lamielle Sarasota, Fla. 68-72-140, (a) Michael Barbosa Saint Petersburg, Fla. 68-73-141, and Sam Saunders Orlando, Fla. 69-72- 141

In Ball Ground, GA qualifiers included Ryan Nelson from Dickinson, Texas fired 66- 66-132, amateur Brett Patterson from Mcminnville, Tenn. shot 70-62-132, and amateur star from the Univeristy of Georgia, Russell Henley carded 68-65-133

In St. Charles, Ill. Bennett Blakeman from Burr Ridge, Ill. qualified with 68-67-135, amateur Brad Benjamin from Rockford, Ill. made it through with 67-69- 136, and amateur Christopher Deforest from Cottekill, N.Y. also made it through with scores of 71-65-136.

In Rockville, Md. it was all about the pros while no amateurs were able to qualify. Philip Choi from Orlando was close, with scores or 69-68-137 missing a playoff by a single shot. Professional qualifiers included: Kirk Triplett, Scottsdale, Ariz. 69-64-133; Jon Mills, Canada 70-64-134; Fred Funk, Ponte Vedra, Fla. 67-68-135; Elliot Gealy, Salisbury, N.C. 70-65- 135; Michael Tobiason Jr, Wilmington, Del. 69- 66-135; Ty Tryon Orlando, Fla. 71-64- 135; Bubba Dickerson, Hilliard, Fla. 72-64- 136; Christo Greyling, Orlando, Fla. 67-69- 136; David May, Auburn, N.Y. 68-68- 136; Will Wilcox, Ashville, Ala. 67-69-136.

In Summit, N.J., Geoffrey Sisk from Marshfield, Mass. medaled with scores of 67- 70-137, Matt Richardson of England qualified with rounds of 69-69-138, amateur and 2011 Azalea Invitational Champioon, Cheng-tsung Pan from Chinese Taipei, also qualified with scores of 72-66-138 and professional Alexander Rocha from Windermere, Fla. qualified with scores 71-67-138

In Columbus, Ohio UCLA's Patrick Cantlay made it through along with a list of whose who on the PGA Tour. Qualifiers included:Chez Reavie, Scottsdale, Ariz. 69-63-132; Brandt Jobe , Westlake, Texas 62-70-132; Robert Garrigus, Charleston, S.C. 67-66- 133; Charleston, S.C. 67-66- 133; Adam Long, St Louis, Mo. 70-65- 135; Justin Hicks, Royal Palm Beach, Fla. 69- 66-135; Nicholas O'Hern, Australia 68-67-135; Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif. 65-70-135; Chris Wilson, Dublin, Ohio 70-66-136; D A Points, Windermere, Fla. 68-68- 136; John Senden, Flower Mound, Texas 68- 68-136; Marc Turnesa, Jupiter, Fla. 69-67-136; Kevin Chappell, Scottsdale, Ariz. 68-68- 136; Marc Leishman, Norfolk, Va. 68-68-136; Webb Simpson, Charlotte, N.C. 68-69- 137; Tim Petrovic, Austin, Texas 69-68- 137; and Scott Hend, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 64- 73-137

In Springfield, Oho, amateurs were shut with Luke Guthrie missing out in a playoff. Qualifiers and alternates from the Springfield location include Seung Yul Noh from South Korea with scores of 66-66-132 and Jesse Hutchins from Cincinnati, Ohio with scores 71-64-135. The alternate is amateur Luke Guthrie from Quincy, Ill. with scores 69-66-135.

In Memphis, Tenn. amateur William "Bud" Cauley fired 67-65-132 to share medalist honors with professional Sunghoon Kang of Korea (67-65-132). Other qualifiers include: Michael Putnam Lakewood, Wash. 64-69- 133; Scott Piercy, Las Vegas, Nev. 67-66- 133; Andres Gonzales Olympia, Wash. 67-66- 133; Fredrik Jacobson, Hobe Sound, Fla. 67-67- 134; Sergio Garcia, Cleveland, Ohio 68-67- 135; Brian Gay, Windemere, Fla. 68-67-135; Chad Campbell, Andrews, Texas 66-69- 135;and Briny Baird, Palm City, Fla. 68-67-135.

In Dallas, Texas amateur Michael Whitehead from Sugarland, Texas shot 68-68-136 and then lost in playoff to PGA Tour pros Greg Chalmers and Harrison Frazer. Michael Smith from Lafayete, La. was medalist with scores of 69-64-133 and former Open Champion Todd Hamilton qualified with scores of 67-68-135.

In Bremerton, Wash. amateur Chris Williams from Moscow, Idaho medaled with scores of 70-68- 138. Other qualifiers include Adam Hadwin from Canada with scores of 68-71-139, Wes Heffernan also from Canada with rounds of 69-70-139, and John Ellis from San Jose, Calif. who shot 67-73-140.

ABOUT THE U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship. International qualifiers will be played in late May while domestic sites play on the Monday a week and half before the U.S. Open. 36 holes of stroke play at each site.

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Results For U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying
MedalistAZScott PickneyTempe, AZ50067-70--137
MedalistTNBrett PattersonMcMinnville, TN50070-62--132
MedalistFLBud CauleyJacksonville, FL50067-65--132
MedalistIDChris WilliamsMoscow, ID50070-68--138
QualifierFLMichael BarbosaSt. Petersburg, FL40068-73--141

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