Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course)
Roswell, Ga. • qualifying: Jun 04, 2018
Ansley Golf Club's Settindown Creek Course has served as a sectional qualifying site in alternate years since 1994. Designed by Bob Cupp, the course opened in 1988 and hosted the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, won by future LPGA Tour major winner Morgan Pressel. The course became part of Ansley Golf Club in 1999.
Forty-three professionals and amateurs are in the field, led by 2016 U.S. Senior Open champion Gene Sauers. Other professionals include PGA Tour Champions winner Scott McCarron, 2000 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion D.J. Trahan, 2005 USA Walker Cup competitor Kyle Reifers, Hawaii native Tadd Fujikawa, who qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open at the age of 15, and past U.S. Open competitor Roberto Castro.
Three-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion and 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Garrett Rank, 30, of Canada, who just completed his second season as a NHL referee (73 regular-season and three playoff games), headlines the amateur contingent.
The Georgia State Golf Association, one of 59 Allied Golf Associations supported by the USGA, conducts the qualifier.