2014 U.S. Open Sectionals Preview: Daly City, Calif.

Former Cal All-American Brandon Hagy is in Monday's field at the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Daly City, Calif.

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On Monday, the U.S. Open will kick into high gear with sectional qualifying at 10 different U.S. sites. There are 56 spots available at the 10 sites.

Here is a closer look at one of two West Coast sites:

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Lake Merced Golf Club and The Olympic Club (Ocean Course)

Location: Daly City, Calif.

Number of players: 110 players

Spots available: 5

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Players to watch

Casey Boyns, 58, of Monterey, Calif., has caddied at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links for 30 years. He is a member of the California Golf Hall of Fame and has won two state amateurs (1989, 1993). Boyns was a 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist.

Jeff Brehaut, of Los Altos, Calif., has played on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. Brehaut, who celebrates his 51st birthday June 13, tied for 23rd in the 2013 U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club and will attempt to qualify again this year. Brehaut has played in two U.S. Opens and tied for 17th in 2007.

David Byrne, of Canada, won Golf Channel’s Big Break Indian Wells in 2011. He was named 2010 Horizon League Player of the Year as a member of the University of Detroit-Mercy team.

Brian Campbell, of Irvine, Calif., shared medalist honors in U.S. Open local qualifying at Illini Country Club. Campbell, a junior on the University of Illinois team, was named the 2014 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. Scott Langley (2010) and Luke Guthrie (2012) also earned the conference’s top award as Illinois golfers, and both played in the 2013 U.S. Open.

Garrett Chaussard, of Chicago, is a PGA instructor at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club who has played on the Canadian and Gateway Tours. Chaussard, a quarterfinalist at the 2000 U.S. Junior Amateur, advanced to the 2008 U.S. Open out of both local and sectional qualifying. Chaussard attended Junipero Serra High School, the same Northern California school that produced Tom Brady and Barry Bonds.

John Chin, of Temecula, Calif., competes on the Web.com Tour and always marks his ball with a quarter from the 1960s. He was the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up and played in the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst No. 2.

Zecheng Dou, 17, of the People’s Republic of China, advanced to the quarterfinals of both the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Junior Amateur. In 2012, he became the youngest player to make the cut in the history of the Volvo China Open, a European Tour event, and eventually tied for 33rd. Dou tied for fourth at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Amateur.

Jason Gore, 40, has competed in four U.S. Opens. He played in the final group with Retief Goosen on Sunday in the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, but an 84 dropped him into a tie for 49th. He was a member of the winning 1997 USA Walker Cup Team.

Brandon Hagy, of Westlake Village, Calif., is a two-time All-American at the University of California-Berkeley. Hagy, who was a semifinalist in the 2012 U.S. Amateur, has been named to the All-Pacific 12 Conference squad three times.

Cory McElyea, of Santa Cruz, Calif., advanced to the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club through local and sectional qualifying. He was one of 10 amateurs to advance to the championship field. McElyea earned All-West Coast Conference honors at the University of San Francisco this year.

Maverick McNealy, 18, of Portola Valley, Calif., was named to the 2014 Pacific-12 Conference All-Freshman Team as a member of the Stanford squad. He advanced to the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur quarterfinals and reached the second round last year. McNealy was a defenseman for the San Jose Junior Sharks, an AAU ice hockey team that captured two state titles.

Michael Miles, 52, of Huntington Beach, Calif., has played in two U.S. Opens (1987, 2009). A 1981 U.S. Amateur Public Links quarterfinalist, Miles was the assistant pro at Virginia Country Club, in Long Beach, Calif., for 22 years.

Todd Miller, 34, is the son of 1973 U.S. Open champion and NBC-TV golf analyst Johnny Miller. Todd is the director of golf operations and associate head coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Brigham Young University.

Jack Newman, of Des Moines, Iowa, won the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. He tied for 65th at the 2009 Masters Tournament. Newman, an All-Big Ten Conference selection at Michigan State University, competes on the PGA Tour Canada.

Mike Springer, 48, of Fresno, Calif., has played in three U.S. Opens, with his last start in 1995 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Springer has won twice on the PGA Tour and four times on the Nationwide Tour (now Web.com).

Kevin Sutherland recently received a special exemption from qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, as he turns 50 on July 4, six days before the championship. Sutherland has played in nine U.S. Opens and tied for 67th last year at Merion Golf Club.

Derek Tolan, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., played in the 2002 U.S. Open at age 16, having made a 50-foot birdie chip on the first playoff hole at sectional qualifying to advance to Bethpage State Park’s Black Course. Tolan later qualified for the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links. He was an honorable mention All-American at the University of Colorado.

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Tee times

7:00 a.m.: Michael Springer, Tee: 1 OC

7:00 a.m.: Lorens Chan (a), Tee: 1 OC

7:00 a.m.: Derek Fribbs, Tee: 1 OC

7:00 a.m.: Michael Baird, Tee: 1 LM

7:00 a.m.: Nathan Holman, Tee: 1 LM

7:00 a.m.: Rico Hoey (a), Tee: 1 LM

7:00 a.m.: Scott Smith, Tee: 10 OC

7:00 a.m.: Zane Thomas (a), Tee: 10 OC

7:00 a.m.: Craig Barlow, Tee: 10 LM

7:00 a.m.: Eric Sugimoto, Tee: 10 LM

7:00 a.m.: Joshua Shou, Tee: 10 LM

7:11 a.m.: Mark Anguiano, Tee: 1 OC

7:11 a.m.: Dillon Hakes, Tee: 1 OC

7:11 a.m.: David Holmes, Tee: 1 OC

7:11 a.m.: Justin Peters, Tee: 1 LM

7:11 a.m.: Jason Gore, Tee: 1 LM

7:11 a.m.: Owen Taylor, Tee: 1 LM

7:11 a.m.: Andrew Morgan, Tee: 10 OC

7:11 a.m.: Jonathan Cockerill, Tee: 10 OC

7:11 a.m.: Cameron Brown, Tee: 10 OC

7:11 a.m.: Corey Pereira, Tee: 10 LM

7:11 a.m.: Paul McNamara III, Tee: 10 LM

7:11 a.m.: Cody Blick, Tee: 10 LM

7:22 a.m.: Joshua Stone, Tee: 1 OC

7:22 a.m.: D. J. Gayagas, Tee: 1 OC

7:22 a.m.: Joel Stalter, Tee: 1 OC

7:22 a.m.: John Beliakoff, Tee: 1 LM

7:22 a.m.: Jobim Carlos, Tee: 1 LM

7:22 a.m.: Alex Cejka, Tee: 1 LM

7:22 a.m.: Erik Christopherson, Tee: 10 OC

7:22 a.m.: Alex Kang, Tee: 10 OC

7:22 a.m.: Eddie Olson, Tee: 10 OC

7:22 a.m.: Michael Block, Tee: 10 LM

7:22 a.m.: Neil Johnson, Tee: 10 LM

7:22 a.m.: Mark Hubbard, Tee: 10 LM

7:33 a.m.: John Previte, Tee: 1 OC

7:33 a.m.: Eric McCardle, Tee: 1 OC

7:33 a.m.: Alex Kephart, Tee: 1 OC

7:33 a.m.: Matt Pinizzotto, Tee: 1 LM

7:33 a.m.: Byron Meth, Tee: 1 LM

7:33 a.m.: Jon Lindstrom, Tee: 1 LM

7:33 a.m.: Nicolo Galletti, Tee: 10 OC

7:33 a.m.: Cameron Rappleye, Tee: 10 OC

7:33 a.m.: Kyle Kallan, Tee: 10 OC

7:33 a.m.: Stephen Sear, Tee: 10 LM

7:33 a.m.: Maverick McNealy, Tee: 10 LM

7:33 a.m.: Kevin Sutherland, Tee: 10 LM

7:44 a.m.: Steven Alker, Tee: 1 OC

7:44 a.m.: David Gazzolo, Tee: 1 OC

7:44 a.m.: Aaron Wise, Tee: 1 OC

7:44 a.m.: Casey Boyns, Tee: 1 LM

7:44 a.m.: Armando Favela, Tee: 1 LM

7:44 a.m.: Andrew Gunson, Tee: 1 LM

7:44 a.m.: Sam Saunders, Tee: 10 OC

7:44 a.m.: Luke Vivolo, Tee: 10 OC

7:44 a.m.: Cory McElyea, Tee: 10 OC

7:44 a.m.: Garrett Chaussard, Tee: 10 LM

7:44 a.m.: Ryan Thomas, Tee: 10 LM

7:44 a.m.: Miles Philpy, Tee: 10 LM

7:55 a.m.: Dan Buchner, Tee: 1 OC

7:55 a.m.: Zack King, Tee: 1 OC

7:55 a.m.: Wes Heffernan, Tee: 1 OC

7:55 a.m.: Marc Engellenner, Tee: 1 LM

7:55 a.m.: John Chin, Tee: 1 LM

7:55 a.m.: Nigel Spence, Tee: 1 LM

7:55 a.m.: Zecheng Dou, Tee: 10 OC

7:55 a.m.: David McKenzie, Tee: 10 OC

7:55 a.m.: Matt Hansen, Tee: 10 OC

7:55 a.m.: Colin Featherstone, Tee: 10 LM

7:55 a.m.: David Brown, Tee: 10 LM

7:55 a.m.: Chun Hung Chan, Tee: 10 LM

8:06 a.m.: Alex McMahon, Tee: 1 OC

8:06 a.m.: David Byrne, Tee: 1 OC

8:06 a.m.: Aaron Dexheimer, Tee: 1 OC

8:06 a.m.: Michael Miles, Tee: 1 LM

8:06 a.m.: Darren Ernst, Tee: 1 LM

8:06 a.m.: Kevin Lucas, Tee: 1 LM

8:06 a.m.: Xander Schauffele, Tee: 10 OC

8:06 a.m.: Jack Newman, Tee: 10 OC

8:06 a.m.: Joseph Harrison, Tee: 10 OC

8:06 a.m.: Todd Miller, Tee: 10 LM

8:06 a.m.: Jason Jakovac, Tee: 10 LM

8:06 a.m.: Ryan Gronlund, Tee: 10 LM

8:17 a.m.: Bruce Woodall, Tee: 1 OC

8:17 a.m.: Gabriel Armendariz, Tee: 1 OC

8:17 a.m.: J. J. Holen, Tee: 1 OC

8:17 a.m.: Eric Mina, Tee: 1 LM

8:17 a.m.: Nathan Pistacchio, Tee: 1 LM

8:17 a.m.: Derek Tolan, Tee: 1 LM

8:17 a.m.: Michael Drake, Tee: 10 OC

8:17 a.m.: John Paton, Tee: 10 OC

8:17 a.m.: Brian Campbell, Tee: 10 OC

8:17 a.m.: Adam Long, Tee: 10 LM

8:17 a.m.: Paul Smith, Tee: 10 LM

8:17 a.m.: Justin Pitts, Tee: 10 LM

8:28 a.m.: Jonathan Lai, Tee: 1 OC

8:28 a.m.: Marco Gomez, Tee: 1 OC

8:28 a.m.: Ben Doyle, Tee: 1 OC

8:28 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Tee: 10 LM

8:28 a.m.: J. J. Spaun, Tee: 10 LM

8:28 a.m.: Brian Mahoney, Tee: 10 LM

8:39 a.m.: David Schroeder II, Tee: 1 OC

8:39 a.m.: Jordan Wright, Tee: 1 OC

8:39 a.m.: Daniel Licursi, Tee: 1 OC

8:39 a.m.: Jeff Brehaut, Tee: 10 LM

8:39 a.m.: Brandon Hagy, Tee: 10 LM

8:39 a.m.: Anthony Verna, Tee: 10 LM

8:50 a.m.: Derek Castillo, Tee: 1 OC

8:50 a.m.: Geoff Gonzalez, Tee: 1 OC

8:50 a.m.: Dan Sullivan, Tee: 1 OC

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Complete coverage: Sectional previews

Daly City, Calif. Sectional: Lake Merced Golf Club & The Olympic Club (Ocean Course)

Vero Beach, Fla. Sectional: Quail Valley Golf Club

Roswell, Ga. Sectional: Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course)

Rockville, Md. Sectional: Woodmont Country Club (North Course)

Purchase, N.Y. Sectional: Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club

Columbus, Ohio Sectional: Brookside Golf & Country Club & Scioto Country Club

Springfield, Ohio Sectional: Springfield Country Club

Creswell, Ore. Sectional: Emerald Valley Golf Club

Memphis Sectional: Colonial Country Club (North & South courses)

Houston Sectional: Lakeside Country Club

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