Brookside Golf & Country Club /The Lakes Golf & C.C.
Brookside Golf & Country Club has held U.S. Open sectional qualifying multiple times in the last decade. The course was designed by Charlie Lorms and opened in 1927. Ed Sneed designed the course at The Lakes, which also has hosted sectional qualifying on multiple occasions.
Twelve USGA champions are scheduled to compete, including 1992 U.S. Amateur champion and 1997 British Open champion Justin Leonard. Colt Knost (2007 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links) is one of nine individuals to win multiple USGA titles in the same calendar year. Billy Mayfair won the APL (1986) and U.S. Amateur (1987) in consecutive years. Other USGA champions include Ricky Barnes (2002 U.S. Amateur, Tim Clark (1997 APL), reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Scott Harvey, Kelly Kraft (2011 U.S. Amateur), Danny Lee (2008 U.S. Amateur), Jordan Niebrugge (2013 APL), Scottie Scheffler (2013 U.S. Junior Amateur), D.J. Trahan (2000 APL) and Kevin Tway (2005 U.S. Junior Amateur).
Past USA Walker Cup competitors in the field include Justin Thomas, Kyle Reifers, Kyle Stanley, Tim Herron, Nicholas Thompson, Patrick Rodgers, Davis Love III and Michael Weaver.
Besides Leonard and Love, other major champions in the field include three-time champion Vijay Singh, Ben Curtis and Stewart Cink, who won the 2009 British Open in a playoff over Tom Watson at Turnberry.
Bryson Dechambeau played on the victorious 2014 USA World Amateur Team in Japan, while Scott Langley shared low-amateur honors at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
PGA Tour golfer Michael Putnam will be looking to earn a home game. He grew up in University Place, Wash., just down the street from Chambers Bay.
PGA Tour winners Steve Stricker, Nick Watney, Kevin Streelman, Bo Van Pelt, Aaron Baddeley, Nick Taylor, Brendan Steele, Rory Sabbatini, D.A. Points, Pat Perez, James Hahn, Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby are also expected to play.
Other notable amateurs in the field include 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Bill Williamson and Stanford University sophomore Maverick McNealy, who has won five collegiate events this season. Hunter Stewart of Vanderbilt qualified for last year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst.