Brookside Golf & Country Club/Lakes Golf & Country Club
Columbus, Ohio • qualifying: Jun 04, 2018
Year in and year out, the Columbus, Ohio, sectional is one of the strongest out of the 12 conducted as top professionals -- most fresh off from competing in the Memorial Tournament at nearby Muirfield Village -- and elite amateurs annually select this site. Because of the field size, two venues are utilized with The Lakes and Brookside combining to host for the 14th time since 1995. Founded in 1989, The Lakes was designed by former PGA Tour player Ed Sneed. The layout features water on 13 of its 18 holes. Brookside was founded in 1927 and the 18-hole course was designed on 227 acres.
Nine players from the Columbus site made the 36-hole cut in last year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, led by David Lingmerth, of Sweden, who tied for 21st.
The qualifier is conducted by the Columbus-based Ohio Golf Association, one of 59 Allied Golf Associations supported by the USGA.