Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Maryland was one of the host sites for the 2011 U.S. Open local qualifiers on May 10th, 2011.
Congratulations to the nine golfers who are moving on to the sectionals. Here are the results…
Billy Hurley (67), Brad Miller (68), Adam Corson (69), Chris Baloga (70), Andrew Rice (71) and Jeff Rosenberg (71) took the first six spots.
Eight other players started a play-off for three qualifying spots and two alternate positions at 7:42 PM. These players were Dennis Winters, Doug Gentilcore, Ki Moon, John O’Leary, Cameron Yancey, Chris McCartin, Chris Dillow and Marcus Manely, each of whom recorded even par 72 in regulation play.
Chris Dillow took the seventh spot with a birdie on #1 and Ki Moon and John O’Leary took the eighth and ninth spots with birdies on #3.
Doug Gentilcore is the first alternate and Cameron Yancey is the second alternate.
So, what exactly is a local qualifier? It basically works like this…
A professional golfer, or an amateur with a USGA men’s handicap index of 1.4 or lower, can attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open golf tournament.
To qualify, first you enter a local qualifier. Do well and you advance to a sectional qualifier. Finish high enough, and you advance into the U.S. Open.
The 2011 U.S. Open will be held right here in our nation’s capital at Congressional Country Club from June 13 through June 19, 2011. For those of us who didn’t qualify (not that I could even try), tickets are available at www.usopen.com