Portland Golf Club
Portland, Ore. • qualifying: Jun 04, 2018
Portland Golf Club, one of the oldest and more established clubs in the Pacific Northwest, is set to host U.S. Open sectional qualifying for the first time since 1998. The club has a deep history of hosting major events, including three USGA championships, the 1946 PGA Championship and the 1947 Ryder Cup.
Miller Barber won the first of his three U.S. Senior Open titles at Portland Golf Club in 1982. Seventeen years later Bill Ploeger captured the U.S. Senior Amateur crown, and in 2015, teenager Hannah O'Sullivan won the U.S. Women's Amateur. A year after he won the 1945 Portland Open at Portland G.C. with rounds of 65-69-63-64, Ben Hogan returned to the club to claim the PGA Championship, and the following year he led a strong American team to victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Ryder Cup.
A total of 81 professionals and amateurs are scheduled to compete, including Tyler McCumber, the son of PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber. Also in the field as professionals are two USGA champions: 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur winner Charlie Beljan and 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Jack Newman. Chelso Barrett, the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up to Jordan Spieth joins 2006 Junior Amateur runner-up Richard Lee. Hunter Stewart, a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team also is in the field along with Gipper Finau, the brother of exempt player and PGA Tour member Tony Finau, and 2017 U.S. Open qualifier Derek Barron.
The Oregon Golf Association, one of the USGA's 59 recognized Allied Golf Associations, will conducted the qualifier.