News for Monday, June 3, 2013

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Complete coverage: 2013 U.S. Open Sectionals

We were all over the United States to bring you updates all day long, as well as features and notes from each site. Here is our complete coverage from Monday's U.S. Open Sectionals.

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5 Things, Dallas: Spieth among qualifiers

PGA Tour players Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer were among the notables in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Dallas, with Spieth tying for medalist honors and Palmer still in a playoff to be settled Tuesday.

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5 Things, Newport Beach: Kim seizes day

Bio Kim torched the Newport Beach Country Club course in his first 18 holes of the day, tacking on 10 birdies and only one bogey on his way to shooting a 9-under 62.

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Guthrie takes final spot in Columbus playoff

Darkness was setting in at 9:02 p.m. Monday at the Lakes Golf & Country Club and PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over one of the biggest putts of his young life.

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Memphis: Langley aces as Sutherland medals

The wait was worth it as Scott Langley made his first hole-in-one, while Kevin Sutherland kept his cool and earned medalist honors at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying in Memphis, Tenn.

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Collins qualifies with help from seasoned mentor

No, the winner of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at the Tumble Creek Club was not a college player. The winner was 34-year-old Wil Collins of Albuquerque, N.M., who was shadowed during every step of the 36-hole competition by his 72-year-old teacher, Dave Walters.

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Notes: Hahn advances with father, sister at his side

John Hahn provided his father the ultimate Father's Day present -- the opportunity to caddie for him on Sunday at the U.S. Open after rounds of 65-71 helped him secure a spot at Merion.

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5 Things, Ball Ground: Nelson, Kim, Murray advance

A day after the NCAA Championship, California's Michael Kim was among three players to advance to the U.S. Open from sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Ga.

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Sectional Tracker: Follow U.S. Open qualifiers all day

We'll keep you updated with the latest scores, notes, photos and Tweets from the U.S. Open sectional qualifying around the country on Monday. Follow now!

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5 Things, St. Louis: Blake pulls away late

Champions Tour regular Jay Don Blake posted the lowest 18-hole score of the day to distance himself from the pack, but it was a playoff that decided who would seize the final spot.

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Among regional hosts, Tumble Creek stands out

How tough is Tumble Creek? It is a par-71 layout that plays to about 7,200 yards from the back tees. The greens are diabolical. Picture Augusta National in the mountains.

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5 Things, Springfield: Stuard, Brown move on

Thirty-nine players for two spots. That was the scenario Monday at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Springfield (Ohio) Country Club. And in the end it was Brian Stuard and Brandon Brown grabbing the two coveted spots for next week's championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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5 Things, Rockville: Sullivan soars; Janzen DQ'd

The U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., ended, not surprisingly, with a playoff for the eighth and final spot in the national championship.

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Phelan shows off growth in securing U.S. Open spot

Fresh off a heartbreaking exit at the NCAA Championships with North Florida, 22-year-old Irishman Kevin Phelan showed plenty of mettle in taming the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club to earn a spot in his second U.S. Open.

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For 20 minutes, Matthews' dream was reality

Brandon Matthews went from ecstasy to agony in 20 minutes, holing out a chip shot at the last to seemingly advance to the U.S. Open, then watching others pass him on the leaderboard.

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Texas-bound Hall storms his way to Merion

A rainy start gives way to late-day fireworks at the Met Section's U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier.

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Scott says he won't fight anchoring ban

Three prominent touring pros who use the anchoring stroke with long or belly putters – Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson and Adam Scott – were disclosed to have retained legal counsel.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 9)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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Karlsson resigns European Tour membership

Robert Karlsson, a member of the European Tour since 1991, realized he no longer could meet the 13-start minimum to keep his card and resigned his membership.