The Road to Merion: Local Qualifying Sites
Local qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Open will take place May 3-16 at 111 sites in 43 states. Conducted at 18 holes, local qualifying will help determine the field of the championship, which will be held at Merion Golf Club in Armore, Pa., June 13-16.
“The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying process exemplifies a tremendous commitment by the state and regional associations and we are grateful for their support,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “U.S. Open qualifying remains unique and democratic in that every amateur golfer who meets the Handicap Index requirement can compete. Local qualifying is where the quest to play in our National Championship begins.”
Those players successful in local qualifiers will advance to sectional qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes at 11 U.S. sites on June 3. For the ninth consecutive year, Japan and England will host international qualifying, both scheduled for May 27.
In 2013, six clubs are hosting U.S. Open local qualifying for at least the 10th consecutive year. Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., has held a U.S. Open local qualifier since the late 1940s, while Maketewah Country Club, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a site for more than four decades. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club and Genoa Lakes Golf Club, in Genoa, Nev., have hosted local qualifying since the 1990s. Old Works Golf Club, in Anaconda, Mont., and Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins, Colo., have also hosted for at least a decade.
There are 16 local qualifying sites in the state of Florida, with the first of the scheduled qualifiers at The Club at Admirals Cove’s East Course in Jupiter on May 3. Fourteen local qualifiers are scheduled in California, three in the Palm Desert area.
Last year, eight players who advanced through local and sectional qualifying – including Scott Langley and amateur Beau Hossler – made the cut at the U.S. Open, the most since 1997. Langley, who qualified locally at The Legacy Golf and Tennis Club, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Hossler, who advanced through a local qualifier at Oakmont Country Club, in Glendale, Calif., tied for 29th at The Olympic Club in 2012. Both clubs are hosting local qualifiers again this year.
The U.S. Open will be held for the fifth time at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa. Olin Dutra (1934), Ben Hogan (1950), Lee Trevino (1971) and David Graham (1981) are past champions at Merion. To be eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.
2013 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Dates and Sites
The C. at Admirals Cove (East), Jupiter, Fla.
Timberline G.C., Calera, Ala.
C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Indian Ridge C.C., Palm Desert, Calif.
Almaden C.C., San Jose, Calif.
Butte Creek C.C., Chico, Calif.
Valencia C.C., Valenica, Calif.
Sunnyside C.C., Fresno, Calif.
Barona Creek G.C., Lakeside, Calif.
The Broadmoor Golf Club (West), Pueblo West, Colo.
Hammock Dunes C.C. (Creek), Palm Coast, Fla.
The Forest C.C. (Bear), Fort Myers, Fla.
Waldorf Astoria G.C., Orlando, Fla.
The Wanderers G.C., Wellington, Fla.
Camp Creek G.C., Watersound, Fla.
Sara Bay C.C., Sarasota, Fla.
Kukio G.C., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Ridgecrest G.C., Nampa, Idaho
Northmoor C.C., Highland Park, Ill.
Lake Panorama National, Panora, Iowa
Olympic Hills G.C., Eden Prairie, Minn.
Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
Kinsale G. & F.C., Powell, Ohio
Oak Tree National, Edmond, Okla.
Portland G.C., Portland, Ore.
The Carolina C.C., Spartanburg, S.C.
Prairie Green G.C., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Bellingham G. & C.C., Bellingham, Wash.
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington), Hot Springs, Ark.
Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
The Legacy G. & T.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Cardinal Club, Simpsonville, Ky.
Beechmont C.C., Cleveland, Ohio
Green Tree C.C., Midland, Texas
Gentle Creek G.C., Prosper, Texas
Tucson National, Tucson, Ariz.
Half Moon Bay G.L., Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Crumpin-Fox C.C., Bernardston, Mass.
The Moors G.C., Portage, Mich.
Morris County G.C., Morristown, N.J.
Albany C.C., Voorheesville, N.Y.
Colonial C.C., Memphis, Tenn.
Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W.Va.
C.C. of Fairfield, Fairfield, Conn.
Lake Wales C.C., Lake Wales, Fla.
The C.C. at Emerald Hills, Hollywood, Fla.
The Sagamore Club, Noblesville, Ind.
Pinehills G.C., Plymouth, Mass.
Worthington Manor G.C., Urbana, Md.
Chambersburg C.C., Chambersburg, Pa.
Westmoreland C.C., Export, Pa.
Waynesborough C.C., Paoli, Pa.
Secession G.C., Beaufort, S.C.
River Landing C.C. (River), Wallace, N.C.
The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii
Ruby Hill C.C., Pleasanton, Calif.
Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
Sawgrass C.C. (East/West), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Bent Pine G.C., Vero Beach, Fla.
Lake Jovita G. & C.C. (South), Dade City, Fla.
Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
Seven Bridges G.C., Woodridge, Ill.
Warwick Hills G. & C.C., Grand Blanc, Mich.
Oak Ridge C.C., Hopkins, Minn.
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.
Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes), Genoa, Nev.
Haworth C.C., Haworth, N.J.
Willow Ridge C.C., Harrison, N.Y.
Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia), Pinehurst, N.C.
Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Whitford C.C., Exton, Pa.
Rhode Island C.C., Barrington, R.I.
Westwood G.C., Houston, Texas
Hidden Valley C.C., Sandy, Utah
Encanterra G.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Ironwood G.C. (South), Palm Desert, Calif.
Industry Hills G.C. (Ike), City of Industry, Calif.
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
Atlanta National G.C., Alpharetta, Ga.
Lake Presidential G.C., Upper Marlboro, Md.
Old Works G.C., Anaconda, Mont.
Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha, Neb.
Belmont C.C., Perrysburg, Ohio
Grove City C.C., Grove City, Pa.
Texas Star G.C., Euless, Texas
Briggs Ranch G.C., San Antonio, Texas
Erin Hills, Erin, Wis.
Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Morris Park C.C., South Bend, Ind.
Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.
Aberdeen G.C., St. Louis, Mo.
The G.C. at Creekmoor, Raymore, Mo.
Bellevue C.C., Syracuse, N.Y.
C.C. of Scranton, Clarks Summit, Pa.
The Hills C.C., Austin, Texas
Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.
Settlers Bay G.C., Wasilla, Alaska
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
Fox Hollow G.C., Trinity, Fla.
The Bluffs C.C., St. Francisville, La.
The Baiting Hollow G.C., Calverton, N.Y.
Mendon G.C., Mendon, N.Y.
Forest Oaks C.C., Greensboro, N.C.
Applebrook G.C., Malvern, Pa.