10 amateurs take spots in U.S. Open field
The road to the U.S. Open field is a long one ---
especially for amateurs. For those that took
the long route and made it through local and
sectional qualifying, they knew what was on the
line. For others, who qualified on merits of recent
and past performances, the road to those
events was surely as arduous.
When the full field takes the tee June 13-16 at
Merion Golf Club, 10 amateurs will be among
them. Here's a look at the amateurs in the field
along with how they qualified:
- Reigning U.S. Amateur
- U.S. Amateur runner-
- 2012 Mark H. McCormack
- T4 Newport Beach, Calif.
- T4 Newport Beach, Calif. Sectional
- Medalist Bradenton, Fla.
- Co-medalist Ball Ground, Ga.
- 3rd Ball Ground, Ga. Sectional
- Co-medalist Purchase, NY
- 2nd Cle Elum, Wash.
ABOUT THE U.S. Open
The U.S. Open is the biggest of the 14 national
championships conducted by the USGA.
to amateurs and professionals.
The USGA intends to make the U.S. Open
most rigorous, yet fair, examination of golf
skills, testing all forms of shot-making. The
USGA prepares the course after careful
consideration of 14 different factors.
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