USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 117th US Open Championship

FAR HILLS, N.J. (Feb. 21, 2017) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) currently announced internal subordinate sites for a 117th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested for a initial time during Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on Jun 15-18. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes during 114 sites in 44 states and Canada, will take place between May 2-18. Canada will horde a internal qualifier for a initial time.

“The support supposing by state and informal golf associations, along with Golf Canada, will concede thousands of golfers from around a world, both veteran and amateur, to take partial in a two-tiered routine of U.S. Open qualifying,” pronounced Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “We are gratified to control an general internal qualifier for a initial time in Canada as we continue to enhance subordinate opportunities around a creation for all of a USGA championships.”

Beacon Hall Golf Club, in Aurora, Ontario, will horde a internal Canadian qualifier on Monday, May 8. The course, designed by Bob Cupp, non-stop for play in 1988. The external 9 is lined by stands of hunger trees while a central 9 facilities fescue and rubbish bunkers.

Those players who allege out of internal subordinate will contest in sectional qualifying, that will be conducted over 36 holes during 10 U.S. sites on Monday, Jun 5. For a 13th uninterrupted year, Japan and England will horde general sectional qualifying, both scheduled in late May.

In 2016, a USGA supposed 9,877 entries for a championship during Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. The record of 10,127 was determined for a 2014 championship during Pinehurst Resort Country Club’s Course No. 2, in a Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Thirty-eight courses lapse as U.S. Open internal subordinate sites from final year and several have a prolonged story as hosts. Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., has conducted a U.S. Open qualifier in 43 of a final 44 years. Maketewah Country Club, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a internal site in 40 of a final 41 years. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club has hosted internal subordinate given 1998, while Collindale Golf Course, in Fort Collins, Colo., has been a horde site given 2003. Ironwood Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif., has hold a internal qualifier in 18 of a final 19 years.

The Country Club of Detroit, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., will offer as a U.S. Open internal subordinate site for a third time given 2012. Arnold Palmer won a 1954 U.S. Amateur during a club, defeating Robert Sweeny, 1 up, in a final. It was a initial of 3 USGA championships for Palmer, including a 1960 U.S. Open. The bar also hosted a 1915 U.S. Amateur, won by Robert A. Gardner.

Several internal exemptions for a U.S. Open were nice before to a 2014 championship. The tip 500 indicate leaders and ties from a Official World Golf Ranking™ (as of Mar 8) will be free from internal qualifying. Any actor in a OWGR’s tip 500 (as of Apr 24) who has filed an entrance before to a deadline of 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Apr 26, will also acquire a internal exemption. In a past, usually a tip 150 indicate leaders were exempt. Additionally, any actor who has had mixed finishes in a tip 400 of a year-ending OWGR in a past 5 calendar years (2012-2016) is free from internal qualifying.

Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are a usually players to win a U.S. Open after subordinate by both internal and sectional play. Last year, 27 players modernized by internal and sectional subordinate to a 156-player U.S. Open Championship margin during Oakmont. Of those 27, 5 players done a 36-hole cut, including Brandon Harkins, who started his tour during The Club during Ruby Hill, in Pleasanton, Calif., that will horde a internal qualifier for a ninth uninterrupted year.

Several U.S. Open champions have modernized to a championship by both internal and sectional subordinate during some indicate in their careers, including Lucas Glover, David Graham, Lou Graham, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino and Fuzzy Zoeller.

To be eligible, a actor contingency have a Handicap Index® not surpassing 1.4, or be a professional.

There are 16 internal subordinate sites in a state of Florida, a many of any state. Fourteen internal qualifiers are scheduled in California, while Texas will horde 7 internal qualifiers.

Online actor registration for a 2017 U.S. Open will start in a initial week of Mar (https://champs.usga.org/index.html).

2017 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (114)

Tuesday, May 2 (1)
Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

Wednesday, May 3 (2)
Mission Inn R. C. (El Campeon Course), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Wildwood G.C., Allison Park, Pa.

Friday, May 5 (1)
The Club during Admirals Cove (North/West Courses), Jupiter, Fla.

Monday, May 8 (25)
C.C. during DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
TPC during Valencia, Valencia, Calif.
Beacon Hall Golf Club, Aurora, Ontario, Canada
The Heritage during Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
Rockrimmon C.C., Stamford, Conn.
TPC Prestancia (Stadium Course), Sarasota, Fla.
The Wanderers Club, Wellington, Fla.
The C.C. of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla.
Summer Grove G.C., Newnan, Ga.
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
Midlane G.R., Wadsworth, Ill.
Delaware C.C., Muncie, Ind.
Northwest G.C., Silver Spring, Md.
Muskegon C.C., Muskegon, Mich.
Midland Hills C.C., St. Paul, Minn.
C.C. during The Legends, Eureka, Mo.
Haworth C.C., Haworth, N.J.
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.
Kinsale G. F.C., Powell, Ohio
DeBordieu Club, Georgetown, S.C.
Jackson C.C., Jackson, Tenn.
Split Rail L. G.C., Aledo, Texas
The Country Club, Salt Lake City, Utah
Canterwood G. C.C., Gig Harbor, Wash.

Tuesday, May 9 (8)
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
Yocha Dehe G.C., Brooks, Calif.
Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
Mendakota C.C., Mendota Heights, Minn.
Beechmont C.C., Beachwood, Ohio
Jimmie Austin OU G.C., Norman, Okla.
Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course), Bend, Ore.
Wolfdancer G.C., Cedar Creek, Texas

Wednesday, May 10 (6)
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail during Silver Lakes, Glencoe, Ala.
La Costa Resort Spa, Carlsbad, Calif.
Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.
River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
Green Brook C.C., North Caldwell, N.J.
Butler C.C., Butler, Pa.

Thursday, May 11 (12)
Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.
Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
Industry Hills G.C. (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
The Club during Emerald Hills, Hollywood, Fla.
Cypress Run G.C., Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Pinehills G.C. (Nicklaus Course), Plymouth, Mass.
C.C. of Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.
C.C. of York, York, Pa.
River Oaks C.C., Houston, Texas
Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va.
The Bull during Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Saturday, May 13 (1)
The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii

Sunday, May 14 (1)
BanBury G.C., Eagle, Idaho

Monday, May 15 (30)
Seville G. C.C., Gilbert, Ariz.
Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
The Club during Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.
Fountaingrove G. Athletic C., Santa Rosa, Calif.
CommonGround G.C., Aurora, Colo.
Rocky Bayou C.C., Niceville, Fla.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Sawgrass C.C. (East/West Courses), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Orchid Island G. Beach Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
Stone Mountain G.C., Stone Mountain, Ga.
Waialae C.C., Honolulu, Hawaii
Cantigny G.C., Wheaton, Ill.
South Bend C.C., South Bend, Ind.
Spirit Hollow G.C., Burlington, Iowa
Southern Trace C.C., Shreveport, La.
Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.
Dearborn C.C., Dearborn, Mich.
C.C. of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Creekmoor G.C., Raymore, Mo.
Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C.
Running Deer G.C., Pittsgrove, N.J.
Edgewood Tahoe G.C., Stateline, Nev.
Oak Hill C.C. (West Course), Rochester, N.Y.
Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, Ohio
Oldfield Club, Okatie, S.C.
C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Butterfield Trail G.C., El Paso, Texas
Riverhill C.C., Kerrville, Texas
Pete Dye G.C., Bridgeport, W.Va.

Tuesday, May 16 (9)
The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.
Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
Wintonbury Hills, G.C., Bloomfield, Conn.
Southern Hills Plantation G.C., Brooksville, Fla.
Crumpin-Fox Club, Bernardston, Mass.
Missoula C.C., Missoula, Mont.
North Shore C.C., Glen Head, N.Y.
Newport C.C., Newport, R.I.

Wednesday, May 17 (9)
Palmer G.C., Palmer, Alaska
Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.
Lonnie Poole G.C., Raleigh, N.C.
Shaker Ridge C.C., Albany, N.Y.
C.C. of Scranton, Clarks Summit, Pa.
Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
Dallas Athletic Club (Gold Course), Dallas, Texas
Washington County G.C., Hartford, Wis.
Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.

Thursday, May 18 (9)
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
Granite Bay G.C., Granite Bay, Calif.
Bear’s Paw C.C., Naples, Fla.
Hammock Dunes Club (Creek Course), Palm Coast, Fla.
Willoughby G.C., Stuart, Fla.
Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky.
West Shore C.C., Camp Hill, Pa.
Odessa C.C. (Links Course), Odessa, Texas
Wine Valley G.C., Walla Walla, Wash.

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