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:
Gull Lake Country Club, Richland, Mich.
Qualifiers: David LeVan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 68, Michael Zoerhoff (Caledonia, Mich.), Randy Lewis (Alma, Mich.) 72
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
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
Leilehua Golf Club, Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Qualifier: Craig Steinberg (Agoura Hills, Calif.) 70
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
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
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
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
Halbrook Country Club, Leawood, Kan.
Qualifiers: Mike Steiert (Mission Hills, Kan.) 70, Don Walsworth (Naples, Fla.) 71
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
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
Logan Country Club, Logan, Utah
Qualifiers: Chuck O'Brien (Provo, Utah) 70, Paul Cannon (Heber City, Utah) 71
The Foundry Golf Club, Powhatan, Va.
Qualifiers: Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.) 71, Gary Pugh (North Carolina) 74
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, Tampa, Fla.
Qualifiers: Douglas Jones (Bradenton, Fla.) 70, Richard Kerper (Oldsmar, Fla.) 71, Bill Barnes (Bonita Springs, Fla.) 72
Western Hills Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio
Qualifiers: Jim Muething (Cincinnati, Ohio) 70, James Volpenhein (Cincinnati, Ohio) 70
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
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Qualifier: Neal Barfield (Dallas, Texas) 71
Shelridge Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
Qualifiers: John Husband (Ontario, Canada) 74, Matthew Haefele (Bergen, N.Y.) 76
Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha, Neb.
Qualifier: Michael Peterson (Lincoln, Neb.) 73
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
Blackstone Country Club, Peoria, Ariz.
Qualifiers: John Chiesa (Phoenix, Ariz.) 68, Joe Sposi (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 69, Tom Teichert (Chandler, Ariz.) 69
Red Rock Country Club (Mountain Course), Las Vegas, Nev.
Qualifiers: Glenn Hogle (Henderson, Nev.) 69, Earl Morley (Las Vegas, Nev.) 70
Canterwood Golf & Country Club, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Qualifiers: Tom Lewis (Olympia, Wash.) 71, Tom Brandes (Bellevue, Wash.) 72
Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Ark.
Qualifier: Dennis Parker (El Dorado, Ark.) 74
Morningstar Golfers Club, Waukesha, Wisc.
Qualifiers: Rocky Sperka (New Berlin, Wisc.) 70, Robert Gregorski (Menasha, Wisc.) 70
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
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
Qualifiers: Tom Winegardner (Lothian, Md.) 69, Rich Buckner (Hobe Sound, Fla.) 72, Jeff Frazier (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 72
Turtle Creek Club, Tequesta, Fla.
Qualifiers: Pete Williams (Juno Beach, Fla.) 72, Tim Hanlon (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 73, Mark Weston (Windermere, Fla.) 73
Hastings Golf Club, Hastings, Minn.
Qualifiers: Jim Doing (Verona, Wisc.) 74, Rick Frieburg (Anoka, Minn.) 75
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
Manchester Country Club, Manchester, Vt..
Qualifiers: Michael Dunsmore (Elizabethtown, N.Y.) 72, Bill Everett (Hebron, N.H.) 73
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
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
Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant, La.
Qualifier: Stan Humphries (Monroe, La.) 71
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
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
Beau Pre Country Club, Natchez, Miss.
Qualifier: George Byrd (Diamondhead, Miss.) 69
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
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
Palmer Golf Course, Palmer, Alaska
Qualifier: Rob Nelson (Palmer, Alaska) 67
Guyan Golf & Country Club, Huntington, W.V.
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
, 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
Captains Golf Course, Brewster, Mass.
Qualifiers: Michael Bolden (Sandwich, Mass.) 69, Scott Copeland (Miami Beach, Fla.) 69, Thomas Bagley (Concord, Mass.) 70
Brookings Country Club, Brookings, S.D.
Qualifier: Daniel Ystebo (Fargo, N.D.) 74
Somersett Country Club, Reno, Nev.
Qualifier: Tim Beach (Chico, Calif.) 73
Illahe Hills Country Club, Salem, Ore.
Qualifiers: Randall Mahar (Portland, Ore.) 71, Steve Vancil (Happy Valley, Ore.) 72
Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, Naples, Fla.
Qualifiers: Doug Snoap (Apopka, Fla.) 71, John Wegmann (Southwest Ranches, Fla.) 71
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
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
Qualifiers: Curtis Skinner (Lake Bluff, Ill.) 69, Daniel Brassil (Chicago, Ill.) 69, Tim Sheppard (East Peoria, Ill.) 70
Hyperion Field Club, Johnston, Iowa
Qualifier: Curtis Holck (Ankeny, Iowa) 69