US Open Sectional recap: Conners medals, Brehm rallies to validate in Springfield, Ohio

Here is a summation of a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Springfield, Ohio. For finish coverage of all U.S. Open sectionals, click here.

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Springfield, Ohio

Springfield Country Club (Par 70)

Four spots available


MEDALIST: Corey Conners destroyed Springfield Country Club to a balance of a overwhelming 9-under 61 – a new march record – in a morning turn and followed adult with a well-spoken 67 for a 12-under 128. That simply warranted him medalist honors, by 3 shots, on a day where play was dangling roughly an hour early in a morning due to rain. Conners already has some good story in USGA championships, finishing runner-up during a 2014 U.S. Amateur.

The 25-year-old Canadian has been a earnest awaiting since, though he’s bounced around a, Mackenzie and PGA Tour Latinoamerica circuits. While Conners did award during Latinoamerica Q-School in 2016 and medaled here, he is but an central veteran victory. Conners has done 7 of 10 cuts and boasts dual top-25 finishes on a Tour this year.

ALSO QUALIFYING: PGA Tour leader Brian Stuard goes 66-65 to journey by in second during 9 under. Brice Garnett followed behind during 8 under. The final mark goes to Ryan Brehm, who was 1 over for a sectional station on No. 4 tee in a afternoon turn and afterwards proceeded to play his final 15 holes in 8 under. It was a shutting 7-under 63 for Brehm to strech 7 underneath and seize solo fourth (the final subordinate position) by one shot. Brehm, 31, has built his approach up. He attempted on mini-tours before apropos Michigan State’s men’s golf partner coach. He afterwards returned to pro life, duking it out on a Mackenzie Tour in 2014 and ’15. He done it to a Tour in 2016, and finished fourth on a income list. That warranted him his PGA Tour label for 2016-17. He’s already done 15 Tour starts this year. And now his initial vital championship start awaits.

ALTERNATES: Tyler Light, who’s never done a PGA Tour or Tour start, is a initial swap while Texas standout Doug Ghim takes second alternate. Both finished during 6 under, one behind of Brehm.

MISSED OUT: PGA Tour actor Zac Blair posts during 5 underneath to come adult short. Tony Finau, a PGA Tour winner, can’t get in possibly as he shoots 3-under 137. Former Illini standout Charlie Danielson finishes 4 under, as does incoming Ohio State youth Daniel Wetterich notwithstanding a second-round 64. Illini brave Dylan Meyer and Michigan standout Nick Carlson, a warn semifinalist during a 2016 U.S. Amateur, both come in during 2 under. James Hahn shoots 3 over to tumble good short. Sammy Schmitz, a 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, withdrew from a event.

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