Woodmont Country Club
Rockville, Md • qualifying: Jun 04, 2018
No layout has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying more often in the last three decades than Woodmont. This will be the 31st time in the last 32 years the club has conducted a 36-hole sectional. While the club, which is hosting the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur, features a pair of 18-hole layouts, only the longer North Course will be used. Opened in 1950, the North Course was designed by Alfred Tull. Noted architect Arthur Hills oversaw a renovation that began in 2007 and concluded the following spring, where all 18 greens were replaced. Officials moved the sectional in 2008 because of the recent renovation.
A total of 53 professionals and amateurs are scheduled to compete, including PGA Tour winner and 2005 USA Walker Cup competitor Billy Hurley III. Hurley has previously qualified for U.S. Opens from the Rockville sectional. Other professionals in the field who are past Walker Cup competitors include Nicholas Thompson, the older brother of LPGA Tour standout Lexi Thompson, Jason Gore, Edward Loar and Denny McCarthy. Reigning U.S. Senior Amateur champion Sean Knapp is also in the field.