2022 U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying roundup
Qualifying for the 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur has completed at 51 sites across the United States.

The USGA accepted a record 2,865 entries for the 67th U.S. Senior Amateur, to be played Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 2022 at The Kittansett Club in Marion, Mass. The tournament is open to any golfer 55 years or older (as of Aug. 27) and whose handicap does not exceed 7.4. The field will ultimately be comprised of 156 players.

Related: U.S. Senior Amateur preview and video drone flyover of The Kittansett Club

Highlights from qualifying include:

August 10

Gull Lake Country Club, Richland, Mich.

Qualifiers: David LeVan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 68, Michael Zoerhoff (Caledonia, Mich.), Randy Lewis (Alma, Mich.) 72 >Results

August 9

A story of redemption unfolded at Harpeth Hills Golf Club in Nashville, where Pat Chisholm made a triple-bogey 7 on his opening hole. The native of Franklin, Tenn. would go 5 under the rest of the day, including a birdie at the 18th, to medal by a stroke and punch of two available tickets to Kittansett.

Qualifiers: Pat Chisholm (Franklin, Tenn.) 70, Mike Albonetti (Memphis, Tenn.) 71 >Results

Most USGA qualifiers are 18 holes, with a few exceptions. But on Tuesday in Nampa, Id., Bruce Robinett and Bob Wheeler played 26. Eight extra holes were needed at Ridgecrest Golf Club before finally it was Robinett who emerged as medalist and solo qualifier from the site.

Qualifier: Bruce Robinett (Meridian, Id.) 74 >Results

Leilehua Golf Club, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Qualifier: Craig Steinberg (Agoura Hills, Calif.) 70 >Results

August 8

Gary Smith strung together six straight birdies to start his back nine en route to a 66 and a dominating medalist performance at The Woodcreek Club in Elgin, S.C. He finished the qualifier five shots ahead of a pair of even-par 71s.

Qualifiers: Gary Smith (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) 66, Bob Bailey (Yorktown, Va.) 71, Walker Taylor (Wrightsville Beach, N.C.) 71 >Results

After a lengthy weather delay at the annual host of The Dogwood Invitational, it was Savannah's Danny Nelson completing a bogey-free 67 at Druid Hills to medal by a stroke over a trio of 68s. No playoff was needed, as the group at 4 under rounded out the remaining three spots available to advance to Kittansett.

Qualifiers: Danny Nelson (Savannah, Ga.) 67, Tom Lape (Atlanta, Ga.) 68, David Brown (Atlanta, Ga.) 68, Robert Sheats (Atlanta, Ga.) 68 >Results

Super senior Bart Goodwin is headed to the U.S. Senior Amateur for the second consecutive year. Four birdies and a bogey at Lantana Golf Club outside Dallas, Texas secured a co-medalist performance alongside Terry Rice. The pair each shot 3-under 69 and finished atop the leaderboard by two shots.

Qualifiers: Bart Goodwin (Flower Mound, Texas) 69, Terry Rice (Midland, Texas) 69, Lewis Stephenson (Mansfield, Texas) 71, John Derrick (Waco, Texas) 71 >Results

While Oscar Mestre medaled at 1-under 71, five players gathered following regulation at Old York Road Country Club outside Philadelphia, Pa. for a playoff to determine the final four spots. Four holes were needed to name the fifth and final qualifier, with Peter Detemple knocking off Edward Kelly.

Qualifiers: Oscar Mestre (Berwyn, Pa.) 71, Bob Beck (Philadelphia, Pa.) 72, Chris Storck (Reading, Pa.) 72, Peter Detemple (Canada) 72, Glenn Smeraglio (Ambler, Pa.) 72 >Results

Halbrook Country Club, Leawood, Kan.

Qualifiers: Mike Steiert (Mission Hills, Kan.) 70, Don Walsworth (Naples, Fla.) 71 >Results

Soule Park Golf Club, Ojai, Calif.

Qualifiers: Greg Sato (South Pasadena, Calif.) 67, Jon Pate (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 69, Kirk Rose (San Clemente, Calif.) 69 >Results

Elcona Country Club, Bristol, Ind.

Qualifiers: Mitch Wilson (Portage, Mich.) 71, Terry Werner (Dyer, Ind.) 74, Michael O'Connor (Erie, Pa.) 74, Dale Jalovecky (Illinois) 75 >Results

Logan Country Club, Logan, Utah

Qualifiers: Chuck O'Brien (Provo, Utah) 70, Paul Cannon (Heber City, Utah) 71 >Results

The Foundry Golf Club, Powhatan, Va.

Qualifiers: Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.) 71, Gary Pugh (North Carolina) 74 >Results

August 4

Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, Tampa, Fla.

Qualifiers: Douglas Jones (Bradenton, Fla.) 70, Richard Kerper (Oldsmar, Fla.) 71, Bill Barnes (Bonita Springs, Fla.) 72 >Results

Western Hills Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio

Qualifiers: Jim Muething (Cincinnati, Ohio) 70, James Volpenhein (Cincinnati, Ohio) 70 >Results

August 3

Making birdie on three of his last four holes at High Point Country Club was Ryan Fox, who quickly went from even par to 3 under to claim a share of medalist honors alongside Daniel Neveu. Neveu put together a bogey-free day to earn his second USGA medalist title in the last five years, having qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2017.

Qualifiers: Ryan Fox (West End, N.C.) 69, Daniel Neveu (Pinehurst, N.C.) 69, Harrison Rutter (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 70 >Results

Twin Hills Golf & Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Qualifier: Neal Barfield (Dallas, Texas) 71 >Results

August 2

Shelridge Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.

Qualifiers: John Husband (Ontario, Canada) 74, Matthew Haefele (Bergen, N.Y.) 76 >Results

Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha, Neb.

Qualifier: Michael Peterson (Lincoln, Neb.) 73 >Results

August 1

2016 U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinalist John Hornbeck is headed to Kittansett after birdieing four of his last five holes to post 64 — the lowest qualifying score this year by three shots. He medaled by three shots at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colorado.

Qualifiers: John Hornbeck (Saratoga, Wyo.) 64, Edward Brown (Jupiter, Fla.) 67, Victor Minovich (Thornton, Colo.) 67 >Results

Blackstone Country Club, Peoria, Ariz.

Qualifiers: John Chiesa (Phoenix, Ariz.) 68, Joe Sposi (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 69, Tom Teichert (Chandler, Ariz.) 69 >Results

Red Rock Country Club (Mountain Course), Las Vegas, Nev.

Qualifiers: Glenn Hogle (Henderson, Nev.) 69, Earl Morley (Las Vegas, Nev.) 70 >Results

Canterwood Golf & Country Club, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Qualifiers: Tom Lewis (Olympia, Wash.) 71, Tom Brandes (Bellevue, Wash.) 72 >Results

Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Ark.

Qualifier: Dennis Parker (El Dorado, Ark.) 74 >Results

July 29

Morningstar Golfers Club, Waukesha, Wisc.

Qualifiers: Rocky Sperka (New Berlin, Wisc.) 70, Robert Gregorski (Menasha, Wisc.) 70 >Results

July 28

At Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio, Jeff Mallette and David Brown finished as co-medalists, finishing at 2-under par. “I made a few birdies and a double bogey and here I am,” Brown said. “Not much to say. I made some good putts today.”

Mallette shared similar sentiments to Brown and their rounds. “I made a bogey to start which isn’t so bad sometimes because it made me mad,” Mallette said. “I made a couple birdies and got a good break on 11 after missing the fairway and birding 10. Then I played par golf the rest of the way.”

Qualifiers: Jeff Mallette (North Canton, Ohio) 70, David Brown (Canonsburg, Penn.) 70, Tom Jereb (Concord Township, Ohio) 71 >Results

Former Maryland Senior champion Tom Winegardner took medalist honors by three shots at The Cannon Club in Lothian, Md. There was a five-man playoff for the final two spots, with Rich Buckner and Jeff Frazier advancing.

Qualifiers: Tom Winegardner (Lothian, Md.) 69, Rich Buckner (Hobe Sound, Fla.) 72, Jeff Frazier (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 72 >Results

Turtle Creek Club, Tequesta, Fla.

Qualifiers: Pete Williams (Juno Beach, Fla.) 72, Tim Hanlon (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 73, Mark Weston (Windermere, Fla.) 73 >Results

July 27

Hastings Golf Club, Hastings, Minn.

Qualifiers: Jim Doing (Verona, Wisc.) 74, Rick Frieburg (Anoka, Minn.) 75 >Results

July 26

24 players teed it up to play for one qualifying spot at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala. After shooting a 2-under 70, John Wright of Fairhope birdied the first playoff hole to advance to the championship.

Qualifier: John Wright (Fairhope, Ala.) 70 >Results

Manchester Country Club, Manchester, Vt..

Qualifiers: Michael Dunsmore (Elizabethtown, N.Y.) 72, Bill Everett (Hebron, N.H.) 73 >Results

July 25

Roger Hoit birdied his first hole of the day, his last hole of the day, and five more in between to shoot 69 (-3) and earn medalist honors at Charles River Country Club in Newton, Mass. The final two spots took five playoff holes to decide. Frank Vana Jr. got up-and-down for par on the fourth playoff hole to nab the second spot, while Don Foberg drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole to advance to a USGA Championship for the first time in his career.

Qualifiers: Roger Hoit (Delray Beach, Fla.) 69, Frank Vana (Boxford, Mass.) 71, Donald Foberg (Pembroke, Mass.) 71 >Results

At Spring Creek Golf & Country Club in Ripon, Calif., Bryan Waters (San Francisco, Calif.) shot a 1-under 71 to earn medalist honors and avoid a playoff. Three players shot 72 and played off for two spots, with Todd Barsotti (Fresno, Calif.) and Mike Stieler (Ripon, Calif.) advancing.

Qualifiers: Bryan Waters (San Francisco, Calif.) 71, Todd Barsotti (Fresno, Calif.) 72, Mike Stieler (Ripon, Calif.) 72 >Results

Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant, La.

Qualifier: Stan Humphries (Monroe, La.) 71 >Results

After Christopher Hausen took medalist honors with an even-par 72, a 6-for-4 playoff was conducted the following day to determine the other qualifiers from Alpine Country Club in Demarest, N.J. Among those who made it through was 1997 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Kenneth Bakst.

Qualifiers: Christopher Hausen (Tequesta, Fla.) 72, Kenneth Bakst (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 73, Jim Hamburger (Clinton Corners, N.Y.) 73, Harris Podvey (West Caldwell, N.J.) 73, Tom Yellin (New York City, N.Y.) 73 >Results

Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights, Calif.

Qualifiers: John Adams (San Clemente, Calif.) 70, Jim Plotkin (Carlsbad, Calif.) 70, Greg Cesario (San Marcos, Calif.) 73 >Results

Beau Pre Country Club, Natchez, Miss.

Qualifier: George Byrd (Diamondhead, Miss.) 69 >Results

July 21

Wayne Fredrick and Buddy Allen shot 4-under 67s to share medalist honors at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Both agreed that qualifying is often more stressful than the championship itself. “Past experience says, this is harder, proportionately than the actual tournament,” said Frederick, with Allen agreeing to say that “the hard part’s over.”

Qualifiers: Wayne Fredrick (Springfield, Mo.) 67, Buddy Allen (Pevely, Mo.) 67 >Results

July 20

Rob Cowan of Wellesley, Ontario, Canada took the lone qualifying spot at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Ky. by a single shot. The 57-year-old birdied the final hole to post the only even-par round of the day.

Qualifier: Rob Cowan (Canada) 72 >Results

Palmer Golf Course, Palmer, Alaska

Qualifier: Rob Nelson (Palmer, Alaska) 67 >Results

Guyan Golf & Country Club, Huntington, W.V. >Results

July 18

Last month Rylee Salome took the lone qualifying spot in the U.S. Girls' Junior Qualifier in New Mexico. This week, on the day Rylee was playing round one of the championship, her uncle Anton Salome took the lone qualifying spot in the U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifier at Pained Dunes in El Paso, Texas. Like Rylee, Anton needed a playoff after he and Mike Lohner both shot 4-under 68, six shots better than anyone else.

Qualifier: Anton Salome (Socorro, N.M.) 68 >Results

David Jones, the reigning Dick Siderowf Player of the Year in Connecticut, shot a 1-under 70 to take medalist honors at the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Conn. Eric Ashworth and Robert Moriarty likewise punched their tickets to their first-ever U.S. Senior Amateur.

Qualifiers: David Jones (Norwich, Conn.) 70, Eric Ashworth (Orange, Conn.) 71, Robert Moriarty (Fairfield, Conn.) 72 >Results

Captains Golf Course, Brewster, Mass.

Qualifiers: Michael Bolden (Sandwich, Mass.) 69, Scott Copeland (Miami Beach, Fla.) 69, Thomas Bagley (Concord, Mass.) 70 >Results

Brookings Country Club, Brookings, S.D.

Qualifier: Daniel Ystebo (Fargo, N.D.) 74 >Results

Somersett Country Club, Reno, Nev.

Qualifier: Tim Beach (Chico, Calif.) 73 >Results

Illahe Hills Country Club, Salem, Ore.

Qualifiers: Randall Mahar (Portland, Ore.) 71, Steve Vancil (Happy Valley, Ore.) 72 >Results

July 14

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, Naples, Fla.

Qualifiers: Doug Snoap (Apopka, Fla.) 71, John Wegmann (Southwest Ranches, Fla.) 71 >Results

July 13

At Bentwater Yacht & Country Club in Montgomery, Texas, Andrew Whitacre earned medalist honors by three shots with a 4-under 68. 67-year-old Larry Nunez shot a 71 to take the second spot, while four players played off for the final spot, including Carlton Woods Senior champions Mike Booker and David Ortego. In the end, Ortego won the playoff with Booker the first alternate.

Qualifiers: Andrew Whitacre (The Woodlands, Texas) 68, Larry Nunez (Austin, Texas) 71, David Ortego (Spring, Texas) 72 >Results

It was a tight leaderboard at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook, Ill., with two players -- Curtis Skinner and Daniel Brassil -- shooting 1-under 69, and another five just one stroke back at 70. A five-way playoff was needed to determine the last spot, with two-time Illinois Senior champion Tim Sheppard prevailing.

Qualifiers: Curtis Skinner (Lake Bluff, Ill.) 69, Daniel Brassil (Chicago, Ill.) 69, Tim Sheppard (East Peoria, Ill.) 70 >Results

July 12

Hyperion Field Club, Johnston, Iowa

Qualifier: Curtis Holck (Ankeny, Iowa) 69 >Results

Results: U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying
MedalistNMAnton SalomeSocorro, NM150
MedalistCTDavid JonesNorwich, CT150
MedalistMAMichael BodenSandwich, MA150
MedalistFLScott CopelandMiami Beach, FL150
MedalistNDDaniel YsteboFargo, ND150

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ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying

The U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifier is open to all competitors with an index of 7.4 or lower who will be at least 55 years of age at the start of the championship. The format is 18 holes of stroke play, with qualifying sites scattered across the country.

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