USGA sets U.S. Open sectional qualifying sites
The U.S. Golf Association announced the sectional qualifying sites for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., on June 13-16. The 11 U.S. sectional qualifying sites will be conducted over 36 holes June 3. Japan and England will host international qualifying May 27.
“We are grateful for the support and commitment provided by the state and regional associations and international community during the local and sectional qualifying process,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “The U.S. Open has a broad appeal as evidenced by the fact that any amateur golfer can enter, provided they meet the handicap index requirement. The opportunity to take sectional qualifying to all parts of the United States and international sites promotes the game of golf.
U.S. Open sectional qualifying sites:
Ohtone Country Club (West Course), Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England
Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.
Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md.
Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio
Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn.
Lakewood Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Tumble Creek Golf Club, Cle Elum, Wash.
Information from the U.S. Golf Association was used in this report