U.S. Open local-qualifying sites announced
Let the excitement begin.
The USGA announced its 111 local qualifying sites for the U.S. Open on Wednesday, representing 42 states from May 2-19. The players that advance out of local qualifying will head to sectional qualifying, held on June 2 at 10 different U.S. sites. Japan and England will also host sectionals, slated for May 26.
The U.S. Open will be held at Pinehurst No. 2 on June 12-15.
Some changes to the local qualifiers take effect this year, with the top 500 point leaders in the Official World Golf Ranking as of March 3 being exempt into the sectionals. Also, any player inside the OWGR's top 500 as of April 21 – that has filed an entry prior to 5 p.m. on April 23 – will also earn a local exemption. In previous years, only the top 150 were exempt.
Also, any player that has been inside the OWGR top 400 in the last five calendar years (2009-2013) will be exempt from local qualifying.
Florida will host the most local qualifiers with 16, while California has 14. There are five clubs hosting a local qualifier for the 10th consecutive year, including the Illini Country Club (Springfield, Ill.), Maketewah Country Club (Cincinnati, Ohio), Riverton Country Club (Wyoming), Genoa Lakes Golf Club (Genoa, Nev.) and Collindale Golf Course (Fort Collins, Colo.).
A look at all 111 local qualifying sites:
Friday, May 2
- The Club at Admirals Cove (East Course), Jupiter, Fla.
Monday, May 5
- Timberline G.C., Calera, Ala.
- Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
- Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
- El Macero C.C., El Macero, Calif.
- Fort Washington G. and C.C., Fresno, Calif.
- Barona Creek G.C., Lakeside, Calif.
- The TPC at Valencia, Valencia, Calif.
- Waterlefe G. and River C., Bradenton, Fla.
- Seagate C.C., Delray Beach, Fla.
- The G.C. at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
- Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.
- Blue Lakes C.C., Twin Falls, Idaho
- George W. Dunne National, Oak Forest, Ill.
- Stillwater C.C., Stillwater, Minn.
- Hidden Creek G.C., Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
- Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
- Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
- Mill River Club, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
- Oak Hill C.C. (West Course), Rochester, N.Y.
- Greensboro C.C. (Farm Course), Greensboro, N.C.
- The Patriot G.C., Ninety Six, S.C.
- Bakker Crossing G.C., Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah
- Royal Oaks C.C., Vancouver, Wash.
Tuesday, May 6
- Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
- Industry Hills G.C. (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
- Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
- Blue Top Ridge at Riverside, Riverside, Iowa
- Twin Hills C.C., Longmeadow, Mass.
Wednesday, May 7
- Timacuan G. and C.C., Lake Mary, Fla.
- Fox Hollow G.C., Trinity, Fla.
- Weston Hills C.C. (Tour Course), Weston, Fla.
- Hawthorns G. and C.C., Fishers, Ind.
- Sycamore Ridge G.C., Spring Hill, Kan.
- Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.
- Scotch Valley C.C., Hollidaysburg, Pa.
- Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
- Colonial C.C., Memphis, Tenn.
- Odessa C.C., Odessa, Texas
- Cedar Creek G.C., San Antonio, Texas
Thursday, May 8
- Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
- The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.
- Lake Wales C.C., Lake Wales, Fla.
- Pinehills G.C., Plymouth, Mass.
- Omaha C.C., Omaha, Neb.
- Huntsville G.C., Shavertown, Pa.
Friday, May 9
- River Landing (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
- Mascoutin G.C., Berlin, Wis.
Saturday, May 10
- Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
- The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii
Monday, May 12
- C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
- Ruby Hill C.C., Pleasanton, Calif.
- Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.
- The Broadmoor G.C. (West Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.
- The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
- C.C. of Farmington, Farmington, Conn.
- Lake Jovita G. and C.C. (South Course), Dade City, Fla.
- Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.
- Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
- Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
- Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
- Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
- South Bend C.C., South Bend, Ind.
- Muskegon C.C., Muskegon, Mich.
- The Wilds G.C., Prior Lake, Minn.
- Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes Course), Genoa, Nev.
- TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C.
- Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
- Kinsale G. and F.C., Powell, Ohio
- Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.
- Long Cove Club, Hilton Head, S.C.
- Falconhead G.C., Austin, Texas
- Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond, Texas
Tuesday, May 13
- Ironwood C.C., Palm Desert, Calif.
- Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
- Shark’s Tooth G.C., Lake Powell, Fla.
- The Legacy G. and T.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla.
- The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton, Ga.
- Crofton C.C., Crofton, Md.
- Radrick Farms, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Missouri Bluffs G.C., St. Louis, Mo.
- Missoula C.C., Missoula, Mont.
- Laurel Creek C.C., Mount Laurel, N.J.
- Bedens Brook Club, Skillman, N.J.
- Timber Banks G.C., Baldwinsville, N.Y.
- Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio
- Belmont C.C., Perrysburg, Ohio
- Point Judith C.C., Narragansett, R.I.
- Hackberry Creek C.C., Irving, Texas
Wednesday, May 14
- Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
- Newport Beach C.C., Newport Beach, Calif.
- Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.
- Clustered Spires G.C., Frederick, Md.
- Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.
- Schuyler Meadows Club, Loudonville, N.Y.
- Blue Ridge C.C., Harrisburg, Pa.
- Valley Brook C.C., McMurray, Pa.
- Tumble Creek Club, Roslyn, Wash.
- Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W. Va.
- Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.
Thursday, May 15
- Settlers Bay G.C., Wasilla, Alaska
- La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
- Kensington G. and C.C., Naples, Fla.
- Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
- Carter Plantation, Springfield, La.
- Governors Club, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Monday, May 19
- Gibson Bay G.C., Richmond, Ky.
- Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas