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Sectional qualifiers will advance to the U.S. Open, which will be played June 17-20 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. Approximately 90 total qualifying spots will be awarded through the 13 sectional qualifiers to fill the championship field of 156 players.

Last updated: June 8, 12:17 p.m. EDT

Par 72, Brookside G&CC and The Lakes G&CC, Columbus, Ohio (120 players for 15 spots)

Rocco Mediate, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose were among a slew of high-profile players who failed to advance. Jim McCabe reports for the site that hosted the most PGA Tour players.

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Par 71, Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif. (87 players for 4 spots)

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Joseph Bramlett

Erick Justesen, who plays on the Canadian Tour, finished atop the leaderboard at 9-under 133. Justesen has made one cut in two events played so far in 2010 on that tour.

• Amateur Joseph Bramlett, who finished his senior year at Stanford with a trip to the match play quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship last week, also advanced with a 6-under 136. Kenny (Yun-Gi) Kim, of Cerritos, Calif., was T-2 with Bramlett.

• Amateur Andrew Putnam won a four-for-one playoff over Dillon Dougherty, John Ellis and amateur Bhavik Patel. All four players were at 5-under 137. Putnam is a rising senior at Pepperdine.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Tour player Spencer Levin has played in two U.S. Opens, but did not qualify this year after shooting a 2-under 140 that left him T-17. Levin was the low amateur at the 2004 U.S. Open.
  • Amateur John Chin, who just completed his senior year at UC Irvine and was named a first-team All American, was T-24 at 141.
  • Amateur Jay Hwang, runner up at the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur to Jordan Spieth, was T-33 at 143. Hwang also won the 2009 California Junior Amateur, and has committed to UCLA for the fall of 2011.
  • a-Kevin Wentworth (139), a-Steve Ziegler (140), Andy Miller (140), Joel Kribel (141), Patrick Cantlay (142), David Berganio (143), Jeff Hart (141), a-Douglas Stacy (169)




Par 71, Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore. (48 players for 3 spots)

Kent Eger shot rounds of 68-66 to capture medalist honors by three shots. He made nine birdies and just one bogey, which came on the par-5 10th hole in Round 1. Eger is currently playing on the Canadian Tour.

Jason Allred, who played the U.S. Open in 2006, and Canada’s Matthew Richardson, who played on the 2005 Walker Cup team (Great Britain & Ireland), shot a two-round total of 5-under 137.

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Nick Taylor

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE:

  • University of Washington golfers Chris Williams, Richard Lee and Nick Taylor, the 2010 Ben Hogan Award winner, finished a few strokes shy of the third and final qualifying spot. Taylor was the low amateur at last year’s U.S. Open and runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Washington was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on June 4.
  • Derek Gillespie, the winner on the Golf Channel’s “The Big Break: Prince Edward Island,” shot 74-68 and missed the cut by five strokes.




Par 72, Bull Valley Country Club, Woodstock, Ill. (31 players for 2 spots)

Corey Pavin hasn’t played in the U.S. Open since 2006, and thanks to a shaky putter, he’s going to have to keep waiting. Golfweek contributor D.J. Piehowski reports.

Qualified: a-Bennett Blakeman (138), Jerry Smith (139)

First alternate: a-Donald Constable (140)

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE:

  • Corey Pavin (141), a-Eric Chun (144), Don Berry (146), Niall Turner (147), Jordan Ensrud (147), Andy Paulson (148)




Par 72, Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colo. (29 players for 2 spots)

Stephen Allan, of Australia, and Jason Preeo, of Highlands Rach, Colo., advance as co-medalists after posting 8-under 136. Allan finished T-10 at the Nationwide Tour’s Moonah Classic earlier this year. Preeo played his collegiate golf at Pacific, winning the Big West Conference title in 1998.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Tom Kite was attempting to qualify for his fifth U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but finished one shot back at 7-under 137. Kite won the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and has played in 33 U.S. Opens.
  • Dustin White, who plays on the Gateway Tour, was T-5 at 139. White played in the 2006 U.S. Open, but missed the cut.
  • Clay Ogden, the 2005 Amateur Public Links champion, shot 141 to finish T-8.




Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md. (78 players for 7 spots)

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Jason Gore at the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Gore was struggling big time last year until a victory at the Miccosukee Championship. Before that win in mid-October, he hadn’t posted a top-25 in 27 PGA and Nationwide events. Gore is playing some decent golf to start 2011. He tied for 29th at the Bob Hope Classic and Monday qualified for both the Farmers Insurance Open (T-77) and Northern Trust Open (#). He’ll have past champion’s status on the PGA Tour, but will likely make the majority of his starts on the Nationwide Tour.

Jason Gore, who played in the final group at the 2005 U.S. Open, shot rounds of 72-64 to share medalist honors with PGA Tour veteran Kent Jones.

Daniel Summerhays carded rounds of 70-68 to tie for third. Summerhays finished second at the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic in April, and is 24th on the money list this season.

Ty Tryon, the former teen phenom who earned his PGA Tour card at age 17, shot 64-74 to tie for third and qualify for the Open. Also at 138 was Arjun Atwal, who tied for seventh last month at the Byron Nelson Championship. Craig Barlow, who is coming off a T-7 at the Nationwide Tour’s Prince George’s County Open, also finished at 138.

Steven Wheatcroft, of Jacksonville, Fla., won a four-for-one playoff at 139. He defeated Tag Ridings, Jeff Brehaut and Aaron Summers.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • a-Domenico Geminiani, who turned 14, shot rounds of 72-78.
  • Justin Hicks, twice a winner on the Nationwide Tour, shot 75-72 and failed to qualify.
  • Stephen Leaney, who finished second at the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields, shot 72-69 and came in two strokes shy of the three-way playoff.




Par 71, Germantown Country Club/Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis (120 players for 12 spots)

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Hudson Swafford at the 2009 NCAA Championship.

• Georgia senior Hudson Swafford, an amateur, birdied his final two holes to tie Richard Barcelo, who has made six cuts in 11 PGA Tour events this season, for medalist honors at 10-under 132. Barcelo also finished strong, going 3 under in his final four holes.

• Other Tour players to advance include Deane Pappas (133), Mathias Gronberg (133), Paul Goydos (133), David Frost (134), Shaun Micheel (134), J.J. Henry (135) and Brandt Snedeker (135).

• Oklahoma State sophomore Morgan Hoffmann, an amateur, put together a pair of 67s to finish T-6 at 8-under 134. Hoffmann is just one day removed from the final match of the NCAA Championship, where the Cowboys lost to Augusta State.

• Chris Stroud, who has made six cuts in 14 PGA Tour events entered this year, and Charles Warren, who was T-11 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February, advanced out of a five-way playoff for the final two qualifying spots. Stroud and Warren finished at 6-under 136, tied with Roger Tambellini, Scott McCarron and Jarrod Lyle.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Amateur Brad Benjamin, the 2009 Public Links champion, was T-32 at 139. Benjamin will play in the John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption next month.
  • Amateur Jordan Spieth, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior and the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion, was T-39 at 140. Spieth recorded a top-20 finish at last month’s HP Byron Nelson Championship.
  • Amateur Tim Jackson, a two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, shot 143 for 63rd. Jackson finished T-11 at last year's U.S. Senior Open after leading through two rounds.
  • Tour veteran Lee Janzen, with eight career Tour victories (including the 1993 and ’98 U.S. Opens) and 19 U.S. Open appearances, shot 145 for a share of 68th.
  • Ryan Palmer (137), Cameron Percy (137), Henrik Bjornstad (138), Todd Hamilton (138), Garth Mulroy (139), Cameron Beckman (140), Vance Veazey (140), Will Mackenzie (142), Casey Wittenberg (142), Frank Lickliter II (145), Michael Thompson (145), Nicholas Thompson (147).




Par 72, McArthur Golf Club, Hobe Sound, Fla. (49 players for 3 spots)

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Kevin Phelan

Kevin Phelan and Gary Woodland were co-medalists at 6-under 138. Phelan, 19, a freshman at North Florida, made a triple bogey on his final hole in the morning 18 to finish at 73. He rebounded with 65 in the afternoon that included a hole-out eagle from 30 yards on the final hole.

• Woodland, 26, of Topeka, Kan., is a rookie on the PGA Tour. He will be making his second consecutive appearance at the U.S. Open.

Travis Hampshire, 29, of Tampa, Fla., grabbed the final qualifying spot at 139. He birdied his final hole. Hampshire is a former Florida Open Champion and will be making his first trip to the U.S. Open.

• Amateurs Kristoffer Shane and Curtis Thompson (142) are the first and second alternate, respectively. Thompson is the brother of PGA Tour member Nicholas Thompson and Golfweek’s top-ranked junior Alexis Thompson.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • James Driscoll (144) was runner-up at the 1995 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 2000 U.S. Amateur. He played in the 2005 U.S. Open and played on the 2001 USA Walker Cup Team.
  • Emiliano Grillo (148) won the individual championship at the 2010 Copa de las Americas, leading Argentina to the men’s team title. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur and won the AJGA’s PING Invitational and Junior World Golf Championship in 2009.
  • Matthew Borchert (145), a-Emiliano Grillo (148), Olin Browne (148), Jeremy Pope (149), a-Jud Eustaquio (152)




Par 72, Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas (36 players for 2 spots)

• Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo withdrew after play was delayed for the second time due to bad weather. He was four shots behind leader Casey Clendenon midway through the event.

• The second round has been delayed due to inclement weather. Play will resume Tuesday morning.




Par 70, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio (59 players for 3 spots)

Brian Davis took medalist honors at 9-under 131. Davis finished second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and lost in a playoff to Jim Furyk at the Verizon Heritage earlier this year.

Erik Compton and Malaysian Open winner Seung Yul Noh advanced out of a three-for-two playoff with Brad Wright. All three were at 5-under 135.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Brendan Gielow, a Wake Forest senior who won the 2010 Byron Nelson Award, was T-19 at even-par 140.
  • Jason Kokrak, who leads the eGolf Tour money list, was T-25 at 1-over 141.
  • Amateur Brady Exber, of Las Vegas, has played in all but one of the USGA Men’s State Team Championships. He shot 6-over 146 for a share of 39th.




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Georgia junior Russell Henley

Par 72, Ansley Golf Club, Roswell, Ga. (28 players for 2 spots)

• Amateur Russell Henley, Golfweek’s top-ranked college player and a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award, shot rounds of 73-64 to take medalist honors. He won four collegiate events this year as a member of the University of Georgia golf team, including a NCAA individual regional title.

Mark Silvers, a former South Carolina standout, shot rounds of 72-70 and defeated Chris Epperson in a playoff for the second and final qualifying spot.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Scott Parel, who played in the 2002 and ’05 U.S. Opens, shot 76-73 and failed to advance.
  • Lee Williams, a former Walker Cup member and three-time U.S. Open participant (2005-07), narrowly missed the cut. He shot 70-72 and was three strokes out of the playoff for the second qualifying spot.
  • Roberto Castro (149), a-David Chung (155)




Par 72, Canoe Brook CC, Summit, N.J. (62 players for 4 spots)

Blaine Peffley, of Lebanon, Pa., shot rounds of 68-70 to earn medalist honors. He finished at 6-under 138. He is 20th on the NGA/Hooters Tour money list with just under $22,000.

Dan McCarthy, of Syracuse, N.Y., fired consecutive rounds of 2-under 70 to finish solo second.

Jim Herman, of Scottsdale, Ariz., carded a second-round 69 to grab the third qualifying spot. He is currently No. 8 on the Nationwide Tour money list, after winning the Moonah Classic in February.

Jon Curran (71-71), of Orlando, Fla., defeated 2008 PGA Tour winner Parker McLachlin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to earn the fourth and final qualifying spot. Curran won with a par on the par-4 first hole, after McLachlin missed a 3-foot par putt.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Len Mattiace, who has played in five U.S. Opens, shot two rounds of even-par 72 and tied for sixth, two strokes out of a playoff.
  • Peter Uihlein, an Oklahoma State sophomore whose Cowboys finished runner-up June 6 at the NCAA Championship, shot 70-84 to miss the cut.
  • Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, shot 159 and tied for 59th.
  • Jim McGovern (146), a-Cameron Wilson (148), Kevin Stadler (DNS)




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Scott Langley won the NCAA individual title June 4.

Par 70, Country Club of St. Albans, St. Louis (18 players for 1 spot)

• Amateur Scott Langley earned the lone spot, fresh off winning the individual title at the NCAA Championship June 3. Langley, of Manchester, Mo., shot a pair of 66s to finish at 8-under 132.

NOTABLES WHO FAILED TO ADVANCE

  • Arkansas senior David Lingmerth, an amateur, who had 10 top-10 finishes this college season, including a win at the Battle at the Beach, came in third at 136.
  • Amateur Patrick Rodgers, No. 8 in Golfweek’s rankings, finished T-4 at 137. Rodgers reached the third round of match play at the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur.
  • Amateur Nate McCoy, son of 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur medalist Mike McCoy, was T-6 at 140.




May 24: Par 72, Musashi CC (Toyooka), Japan

  • Qualified: Hiroyuki Fujita (129), Toru Taniguchi (134), Paul Sheehan (137), Kaname Yokoo (137), Azuma Yano (139)
  • First alternate: Shigeki Maruyama (139)
  • Notables who failed to advance: Brendan Jones (140), Craig Parry (142), Prayad Marksaeng (WD)

May 24: Par 72, Walton Heath, England

  • Qualified: James Morrison (133), Rafa Echenique (135), Rhys Davies (136), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (136), Gareth Baybin (136), Gary Boyd (136), Rikard Karlberg (137), Jean-Francois Lucquin (137), Gregory Havret (137), Pablo Martin (137), Mikko Ilonen (137)
  • First alternate: Simon Khan (137)
  • Second alternate: Francois Delamontagne (138)
  • Notables who failed to advance: Richard Green (138), Niclas Fasth (140), Nick Doughtery (140), Thomas Levet (140), Maarten Lafeber (142), Thomas Bjorn (142), Johan Edfors (144)
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