2014 U.S. Open Sectionals Preview: Springfield, Ohio
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 one of two Ohio sites:
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Springfield Country Club
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Number of players: 63
Spots available: 3
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Players to watch
• Ryan Armour was the 1993 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up to Tiger Woods, falling short in 19 holes at Waverley Country Club, in Portland, Ore. Armour went on to earn All-America and All-Big Ten Conference honors at Ohio State University. He is playing on the Web.com Tour.
• Blayne Barber, of Auburn, Ala., shot a 66 to earn medalist honors in U.S. Open local qualifying. Barber, a member of the 2011 USA Walker Cup Team, won the Web.com Tour’s South Georgia Classic on May 4. In 2012, Barber disqualified himself for a Rules infraction at PGA Tour Q-School.
• Andrew Dorn, of West Chester, Ohio, won the 2013 North & South Amateur at Pinehurst No. 2. Dorn, the 2013 Ohio Amateur champion, shot a course-record 66 to earn medalist honors in U.S. Open local qualifying at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.
• Will Grimmer, 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio, shot an 11-under 59 in the second round of the 2013 North & South Junior Amateur at Pinehurst No. 1 and went on to finish fourth. A junior at Mariemont High School, Grimmer was the 2013 Ohio Division II state runner-up.
• Vince India, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., carded the lowest score in 2014 U.S. Open local qualifying with a 10-under 61 at Waterlefe Golf & River Club in Bradenton, Fla. India, who made eight birdies and one eagle during his round, was the 2011 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year at Iowa and currently competes on the Web.com Tour.
• Hugo Leon became the second Chilean to play in the U.S. Open when he competed at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links in 2010. He advanced through sectionals as an alternate. Leon appeared in Golf Channel’s Big Break X.
• Kenneth Li, 16, of Westmont, Ill., is a sophomore on the Hinsdale Central High School golf team. In 2013, Li helped lead the school to its second consecutive Illinois 3A state championship and was the state runner-up.
• Billy Mayfair, 47, has played in 14 U.S. Opens, tying for fifth in 2002 at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course. Mayfair won the 1987 U.S. Amateur and 1986 U.S. Amateur Public Links, becoming the first player to win both titles.
• Jeffrey Scohy, of Bellbrook, Ohio, spent seven years on active duty as a U.S. Air Force acquisitions officer, rising to the rank of captain. Scohy is now in the Air Force Reserves as a major. He has made four trips to Iraq on temporary duty. Scohy, who has played in six U.S. Mid-Amateurs, has won three Armed Services golf championships.
• Ryan Yip, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was the medalist at his U.S. Open local qualifier with a 68. He joined PGA Tour Canada in 2007. Yip played at Kent State University, a program that produced 2003 British Open champion Ben Curtis. He was a semifinalist in the 2006 U.S. Amateur and a quarterfinalist in the 2005 U.S. Amateur.
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7:00 a.m.: Cam Burke , Tee: 1
7:00 a.m.: Nathan Green , Tee: 1
7:00 a.m.: Ryan Lenahan , Tee: 1
7:00 a.m.: Chad Ammer , Tee: 10
7:00 a.m.: Andy Winings , Tee: 10
7:00 a.m.: Jack Perry , Tee: 10
7:10 a.m.: Will Grimmer , Tee: 1
7:10 a.m.: Andrew Stephens , Tee: 1
7:10 a.m.: Jeff Olson , Tee: 1
7:10 a.m.: Ryan Yip , Tee: 10
7:10 a.m.: Grant Dockendorf , Tee: 10
7:10 a.m.: Hugo Leon , Tee: 10
7:20 a.m.: Mike Stone , Tee: 1
7:20 a.m.: Ryan Armour , Tee: 1
7:20 a.m.: Tim Ailes , Tee: 1
7:20 a.m.: Kenneth Li , Tee: 10
7:20 a.m.: Wonjoon Choi , Tee: 10
7:20 a.m.: Scott Gutschewski , Tee: 10
7:30 a.m.: Daniel Stringfellow , Tee: 1
7:30 a.m.: Jared Wolfe , Tee: 1
7:30 a.m.: Blayne Barber , Tee: 1
7:30 a.m.: Michael Berg , Tee: 10
7:30 a.m.: Nic Powell , Tee: 10
7:30 a.m.: Scott Pieri , Tee: 10
7:40 a.m.: Jaysen Hansen , Tee: 1
7:40 a.m.: Brian Stuard , Tee: 1
7:40 a.m.: Blake Biddle , Tee: 1
7:40 a.m.: David Lipsky , Tee: 10
7:40 a.m.: Patric Sundlf , Tee: 10
7:40 a.m.: Vince India , Tee: 10
7:50 a.m.: Andrew Dorn , Tee: 1
7:50 a.m.: David Haley II , Tee: 1
7:50 a.m.: Andrew Ruthkoski , Tee: 1
7:50 a.m.: Christopher Ross , Tee: 10
7:50 a.m.: Michael Makris , Tee: 10
7:50 a.m.: Tom Swanson , Tee: 10
8:00 a.m.: Garrett Frank , Tee: 1
8:00 a.m.: Parker Edens , Tee: 1
8:00 a.m.: Brandon Bingaman , Tee: 1
8:00 a.m.: Keegan Tyers , Tee: 10
8:00 a.m.: Logan Jones , Tee: 10
8:00 a.m.: Tony Finau , Tee: 10
8:10 a.m.: Billy Mayfair , Tee: 1
8:10 a.m.: Dan Gage , Tee: 1
8:10 a.m.: Sean Bozuk , Tee: 1
8:10 a.m.: Jake Scott , Tee: 10
8:10 a.m.: Carson Schaake , Tee: 10
8:10 a.m.: Chris Thompson , Tee: 10
8:20 a.m.: Mark Evans , Tee: 1
8:20 a.m.: Rob Moss , Tee: 1
8:20 a.m.: Peter Laws , Tee: 1
8:20 a.m.: Keegan Vea , Tee: 10
8:20 a.m.: Otto Black , Tee: 10
8:20 a.m.: Ross Miller , Tee: 10
8:30 a.m.: Jeff Scohy , Tee: 1
8:30 a.m.: James White , Tee: 1
8:30 a.m.: Peter Skirpstas , Tee: 1
8:30 a.m.: James Braunsberg , Tee: 10
8:30 a.m.: Joseph Juszczyk , Tee: 10
8:30 a.m.: Steve Koepke , Tee: 10
8:40 a.m.: Evan Muscari , Tee: 1
8:40 a.m.: Tom Gillis , Tee: 1
8:40 a.m.: Brett Nymeyer , Tee: 1
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Complete coverage: Sectional previews
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