Sectional Qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship
The road to the U.S. Open continues with sectional qualifying, the second and final stage for U.S. Open hopefuls. There are 13 sectional sites - 11 in the U.S., one in England, and one in Japan. The international qualifiers take place on May 27, while the U.S. qualifiers are on June 3.
Played over 36 holes in one day, sectional qualifying is a test of skill and endurance, with only a handful of available spots at each site - the number of qualifying spots is determined by the quality and quantity of the field at each location. With qualifying taking place at 11 sites around the country, U.S.-based sectional qualifying is known as "golf's longest day."
As during local qualifying, most of the sectional qualifier in the U.S. are conducted by state and regional golf associations on behalf of the USGA.