2014 U.S. Open Sectionals Preview: Roswell, Ga.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
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 the only qualifier in Georgia:
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Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course)
Location: Roswell, Ga.
Number of players: 31
Spots available: 2
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Players to watch
• Doug Hanzel, 57, of Savannah, Ga., won the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. He was low amateur in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Senior Opens. Hanzel, who uses an insulin pump to control his diabetes, was the first player in USGA history to advance to match play at the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur in the same year (2012).
• Brandon Hartzell, of St. Paul, Minn., is from a family of athletes. His father, Kevin, was a member of the University of Minnesota’s 1979 NCAA ice hockey championship team, where he played for 1980 Olympic gold medal-winning coach Herb Brooks. His mother, Mary Beth, played on the University of Minnesota basketball team. His brother, Eric, is a goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ American Hockey League (AHL) team.
• Sean Moore, of Southern Pines, N.C., is the assistant professional at Pinehurst Resort’s Course No. 8 and advanced from U.S. Open local qualifying through a five-man, nine-hole playoff. Car headlights were used to illuminate the final hole when he made a 15-foot birdie putt. His wife, the former Mandy Goins, an assistant professional at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club and Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, attempted to qualify for this year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
• Andrew Orischak, 15, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., shot a 6-under 65 to garner medalist honors in U.S. Open local qualifying on May 12. One week later he was the Class 3A state runner-up and led Hilton Head Island High to a third-place team finish.
• Garrett Rank, 26, of Canada, was the runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur. He overcame a cancer scare at age 23, giving him a new outlook on life. Rank, the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links medalist, is a minor league professional hockey referee.
• Oliver Schniederjans, 20, of Powder Springs, Ga., is an All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) player at Georgia Tech University. He finished as the 2014 NCAA Division I runner-up (losing to Cameron Wilson on the third playoff hole) and was one of three Tech players to qualify for last year’s U.S. Amateur.
7:30 a.m.: Daniel Woltman, Tee: 1
7:30 a.m.: Marker, Tee: 1
7:35 a.m.: Tee Opperman, Tee: 10
7:35 a.m.: Maurice Jeffries, Tee: 10
7:40 a.m.: Blaine Bunch, Tee: 1
7:40 a.m.: Blake Olson, Tee: 1
7:45 a.m.: Smylie Kaufman, Tee: 10
7:45 a.m.: Carter Jenkins, Tee: 10
7:50 a.m.: Andrew Orischak, Tee: 1
7:50 a.m.: Mookie Demoss, Tee: 1
7:55 a.m.: Garrett Rank, Tee: 10
7:55 a.m.: Hans Reimers, Tee: 10
8:00 a.m.: Justin Martinson, Tee: 1
8:00 a.m.: Jake Marriott, Tee: 1
8:05 a.m.: Jonathan Mccurry, Tee: 10
8:05 a.m.: Trevor Cone, Tee: 10
8:10 a.m.: Oliver Schniederjans, Tee: 1
8:10 a.m.: Brian Richey, Tee: 1
8:15 a.m.: Ryan Gildersleeve, Tee: 10
8:15 a.m.: Andrew Godfrey, Tee: 10
8:20 a.m.: Adam Mitchell, Tee: 1
8:20 a.m.: Douglas Hanzel, Tee: 1
8:25 a.m.: Benjamin Nihart, Tee: 10
8:25 a.m.: Daniel Stanley, Tee: 10
8:30 a.m.: Kyle Scott, Tee: 1
8:30 a.m.: David Hanson, Tee: 1
8:35 a.m.: Henrik Norlander, Tee: 10
8:35 a.m.: Ross Thomson, Tee: 10
8:40 a.m.: Sean Moore, Tee: 1
8:40 a.m.: Michael Hebert, Tee: 1
8:45 a.m.: Brandon Hartzell, Tee: 10
8:45 a.m.: Gus Wagoner, Tee: 10
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Complete coverage: Sectional previews
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