The rising senior at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas qualified for his first U.S. Open by earning medalist honors in the Newport Beach, Calif., sectional. Oda carded a 64 at Newport Beach Country Club and added a 68 at nearby Big Canyon Country Club to best the field of 103 golfers by two strokes. Oda, a native of Hawaii, has twice qualified for the PGA Tour's Sony Open of Hawaii. Led UNLV to the match-play portion of this year's NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms outside of Chicago. Was one of 16 golfers invited to the USA Walker Cup informal practice session last December at The Los Angeles Country Club.