FAR HILLS, N.J. (March 13, 2013) – The United
States Golf Association
(USGA) today announced sectional qualifying
sites for the 2013 U.S.
Senior Open Championship, to be held at
Omaha (Neb.) Country Club, July
Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying
will be held at 34 sites
across the United States from June 17 to June
27. Player registration is
available now and continues through June 5 at
5 p.m. ET
“The U.S. Senior Open’s sectional qualifying
process, like all USGA
championships, is both distinctive and
democratic in that any amateur who
meets the Handicap Index® requirement can
enter,” said USGA Vice
President and Championship Committee
Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr.
“Support from the state and regional golf
associations allows us to conduct
qualifying and senior golf’s most prestigious
Corral de Tierra Country Club, in Salinas,
Calif., will host U.S. Senior Open
sectional qualifying for the fifth time since
2000. The club is one of six
courses that have been sectional qualifying
sites at least four times this
Hillwood Country Club, in Nashville, Tenn.,
produced the only player to win
the U.S. Senior Open as a sectional qualifier.
In 2002, Don Pooley survived
a 3-for-2 playoff to qualify for the Senior
Open, held at Caves Valley Golf
Club, in Owings Mills, Md. At Caves Valley,
Pooley shot a third-round 63
before going on to defeat Tom Watson in a
five-hole playoff the next day
to win the championship.
For the fourth consecutive year, Dunedin (Fla.)
Country Club will host
Senior Open sectional qualifying. Damon
Green, a PGA Tour caddie who
has worked with 2007 Masters champion Zach
Johnson, advanced to the
U.S. Senior Open from this site in 2011. He
tied for 13th at the Inverness
Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Crystalaire Country Club, in Llano, Calif.,
Honolulu Country Club and Green
Valley (Calif.) Country Club are also Senior
Open sectional sites for the
fourth time since 2000.
Three courses that have hosted USGA
championships are serving as sites
for U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifying. The
Broadmoor Golf Club (West
Course), in Colorado Springs, Colo., held the
1967 U.S. Amateur, won by
Bob Dickson. Flint (Mich.) Golf Club hosted the
1968 U.S. Girls’ Junior, won
by Margaret “Peggy” Harmon Brady. The
Kittansett Club, in Marion, Mass.,
was the site of the 1953 Walker Cup Match.
The USA team, which included
future U.S. Open champions Gene Littler and
Ken Venturi, defeated Great
Britain and Ireland, 9-3.
California has the most sectional sites with
five, including one in San
Diego on the first day of qualifying. Three
sectional qualifiers are
scheduled in Florida, while Texas and Illinois
will each host two qualifiers.
ArborLinks, one hour south of Omaha in
Nebraska City, is a Senior Open
qualifying site for the first time. The course
has twice hosted U.S. Open
local qualifying, in 2009 and 2012.
The U.S. Senior Open will be held for the first
time at Omaha Country
Club. To be eligible, a player must have a
USGA Handicap Index® not
exceeding 3.4, or be a professional, and be 50
years of age at the start of
2013 U.S. Senior Open Sectional
Qualifying Sites (34)
Monday, June 17 (6)
Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Bernardo Heights C.C., San Diego, Calif.
The Broadmoor G.C. (West Course), Colorado
The Standard Club, Johns Creek, Ga.
Spring Hill G.C., Wayzata, Minn.
Worthington Hills C.C., Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, June 18 (4)
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
The Legacy G. & T.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Honolulu C.C., Honolulu, Hawaii
The Federal Club, Glen Allen, Va.
Wednesday, June 19 (3)
Soule Park G.C., Ojai, Calif.
Musket Ridge G.C., Myersville, Md.
Miramont C.C., Bryan, Texas
Thursday, June 20 (3)
The Kittansett Club, Marion, Mass.
ArborLinks, Nebraska City, Neb.
Hillwood C.C., Nashville, Tenn.
Friday, June 21 (1)
Valley Brook C.C., McMurray, Pa.
Monday, June 24 (11)
Wynlakes G. & C.C., Montgomery, Ala.
Green Valley C.C., Green Valley,Calif.
Corral de Tierra C.C., Salinas, Calif.
Dunedin C.C., Dunedin, Fla.
Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth Lake C.C., Hinsdale, Ill.
Quincy C.C., Quincy, Ill.
Flint G.C., Flint, Mich.
Willamette Valley C.C., Canby, Ore.
Daniel Island Club, Daniel Island, S.C.
River Crest C.C., Fort Worth, Texas
Tuesday, June 25 (5)
Birck Boilermaker G.C. (Kampen Course),
West Lafayette, Ind.
High Point C.C. (Willow Creek Course), High
New Mexico Tech G.C., Socorro, N.M.
Rope Rider, Cle Elum, Wash.
Mascoutin G.C., Berlin, Wis.
Thursday, June 27 (1)
Garden City C.C., Garden City, N.Y.