U.S. OPEN

Inside the Fields for 2022 U.S. Open Final Qualifying

By Brian DePasquale, USGA

| Jun 03, 2022 | LIBERTY CORNER, N.J.

Inside the Fields for 2022 U.S. Open Final Qualifying

Final qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held at the sites listed. The 2022 U.S. Open Championship will be contested from June 16-19 on the Open Course at The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass.

  • RattleSnake Point Golf Club (CopperHead Course), in Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • The Olympic Club (Ocean Course), San Francisco, Calif.
  • The Club at Admiral’s Cove (North and West Courses), Jupiter, Fla.
  • Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga.
  • Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
  • Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
  • Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
  • Springfield (Ohio) Country Club
  • Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Resort), Bend, Ore.

Note: The final size of the field for each qualifier, along with the final number of available spots, will be announced on Monday, June 6. Scoring from all nine qualifiers will be available at this link.

Broadcast coverage: Golf Channel will provide 10 hours of coverage of “Golf’s Longest Day.” The broadcast times are: 7-9 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-midnight EDT.

RattleSnake Point Golf Club (CopperHead Course)
Milton, Ontario, Canada; 28 players for TBD spots

  • Ryan Armour, 46, of Silver Lake, Ohio, was the runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1993 U.S. Junior Amateur. He held a 2-up lead before Woods birdied holes 17 and 18 and won it with a par on the 19th hole. Armour recorded his first PGA Tour victory when he won the Sanderson Farms Championship by five strokes in 2017. His grandfather, Frank, was once president of Pittsburgh’s H.J. Heinz Company.
  • Derek Bard, 26, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was the runner-up to Bryson DeChambeau in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club. Bard, who is originally from upstate New York and played at the University of Virginia, competed in the 2016 U.S. Open. Bard, who won the 2015 Sunnehanna Amateur, has played on several pro tours, including the Korn Ferry Tour.
  • Paul Barjon, 29, of France, has played in two U.S. Opens. He advanced through the Dallas, Texas, final qualifier last year. Barjon, who won the 2019 PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit, captured last year’s Huntsville Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour. He played at Texas Christian University and was the runner-up in the 2016 Big 12 Conference Championship.
  • Jonas Blixt, 38, of Sweden, competed in his lone U.S. Open in 2014, the same year he tied for second behind champion Bubba Watson in the Masters Tournament. He has won three PGA Tour events, including the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Cameron Smith. Blixt earned first-team All-America honors at Florida State University before turning professional in 2008.
  • David Lipsky, 33, of Las Vegas, Nev., is attempting to qualify for his first U.S. Open. He has won twice on the PGA European Tour, including the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Championship, and once on the Korn Ferry Tour. Lipsky, who grew up in the Los Angeles, Calif., area, won the 2010 Big Ten Conference Championship while playing at Northwestern University. In 2012, he was the medalist at Asian Tour Qualifying School and would later win twice on that professional circuit.
  • Cheng-Tsung Pan, 30, of Chinese Taipei, has played in five U.S. Opens, including a tie for 45th in 2013. He also tied for 64th in 2015 at Chambers Bay when he qualified through both stages. Pan, an All-America player at the University of Washington, won the 2019 RBC Heritage, his lone victory on the PGA Tour. In 2007, he became the youngest U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist since Bob Jones at the age of 15.
  • Curtis Thompson, 29, of Boynton Beach, Fla., competes on the PGA Tour and tied for seventh in this year’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship. His brother, Nicholas, has played in three U.S. Opens and is competing in the Florida final qualifier. His sister, Lexi, has played in 15 U.S. Women’s Opens and won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior. He was a two-time All-American at Louisiana State University.

The Olympic Club (Ocean Course)
San Francisco, Calif.; 90 players for TBD spots

  • Boston Bracken, 16, of St. George, Utah, is a sophomore at Crimson Cliff High School. He was the runner-up in the 2021 Utah state high school championship and finished third the previous year as a freshman when his team won the title. Bracken, who claimed last year’s Washington County Amateur, carded a 4-under 68 in the Provo, Utah, local qualifier and was one of five to advance.
  • Barclay Brown, 21, of England, was the runner-up in the Pac-12 Conference Championship and tied for second in the NCAA Stockton Regional as a junior at Stanford University in 2021-22. He was a member of the 2021 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team. In 2020, he was a semifinalist in the English Men’s Amateur Championship and reached the quarterfinals of The Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale, losing to eventual champion Joe Long.
  • Jaden Dumdumaya, 15, of Fairfield, Calif., won this year’s Drive, Chip & Putt (boys 14-15) national championship at Augusta National Golf Club. Dumdumaya, a sophomore at De La Salle High School, made a 15-foot putt on the 18th green to secure the victory and scored 29 of a possible 30 points in the overall competition. Dumdumaya shot a 1-under 71 in U.S. Open local qualifying at Ruby Hill G.C., in Pleasanton, Calif. He was the Junior Tour of Northern California’s top player with seven wins in 2020-21.
  • Cooper Jones, 18, of Highland, Utah, was one of five players to advance from the Provo, Utah, local qualifier on May 16. Cooper, a junior at Lone Peak High School, helped his team win three consecutive Utah 6A state championships. In 2021, he was the state runner-up to his teammate Kihei Akina. He became the youngest recipient of the Utah Golf Association Player of Year in 2021 when he captured the Southern Utah Open and Salt Lake City Amateur, winning the latter with an eagle on the first playoff hole.
  • Jimmy Jones, 26, of Canada, is the son of Dawn Coe-Jones, who won three LPGA titles and played in 18 U.S. Women’s Opens. Jimmy, who played competitive hockey from age 6 to 18, is playing on the Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada. He earned All-America recognition at NCAA Division II Florida Southern University before transferring to the University of South Florida, where he was an all-conference selection.
  • Chris Korte, 25, of Littleton, Colo., was the medalist with a 10-under 62 in the Mesa, Ariz., local qualifier on May 16. He is an accomplished pianist and guitarist and is a distant relative five generations removed from legendary Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. Korte, who was an All-Summit League selection at the University of Denver and won the 2015 Colorado State Amateur, has competed on PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
  • Spencer Levin, 37, of Sacramento, Calif., qualified for his fourth U.S. Open through the Columbus, Ohio, final qualifier in 2016. He tied for 65th at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Levin, who has won three times on PGA Tour Canada, tied for 13th and was low amateur in the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. His father, Don, competed on the PGA Tour in the early 1980s.
  • Maverick McNealy, 26, of Las Vegas, Nev., has played in two U.S. Opens and was the runner-up in the PGA Tour’s Fortinet Championship last September. McNealy earned the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world’s top-ranked amateur in 2016 and was a member of two USA Walker Cup Teams (2015, 2017). He was a first-team All-American in three consecutive seasons at Stanford University.
  • William Mouw, 21, of Chino, Calif., tied for fifth in the NCAA Championship and tied for second in both the West Coast Conference Championship and NCAA Bryan Regional as a junior at Pepperdine University in 2021-22. He was a member of the victorious 2021 USA Walker Cup Team and helped Pepperdine capture the NCAA Championship. Mouw, the son of a chicken egg farmer, has competed in four U.S. Amateurs, advancing to the Round of 16 twice. Mouw won the 2019 California State Amateur and played basketball and golf in high school.
  • Luke Potter, 18, of Encinitas, Calif., was one of five players to advance from the San Diego, Calif., local qualifier on May 5. In 2021, he reached the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and was a Western Amateur quarterfinalist. Potter, who will play at Arizona State University in the fall of 2022, led his high school team to the 2019 state championship as a freshman.
  • Cameron Sisk, 22, of San Diego, Calif., tied for fifth in the NCAA Championship and earned first-team All-Pac 12 Conference honors as a senior at Arizona State University in 2021-22. Sisk, a two-time All-America selection, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 U.S. Amateur and was a semifinalist in the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur. Sisk was a quarterfinalist in The Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A, in 2019. His twin brother, Parker, plays at the University of Southern California.
  • Daniel Summerhays, 38, of Kaysville, Utah, has played in four U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for eighth in 2016. His brother, Boyd, coaches Tony Finau, who is exempt into this year’s U.S. Open. His uncle, Bruce, won three PGA Tour Champions events. His nephew, Preston, won the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur and is also competing in this year’s California final qualifier.
  • Preston Summerhays, 19, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was chosen 2022 Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year as a member of the Arizona State University team. He won the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur, which earned him an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Summerhays, who has played in four U.S. Amateurs, is the son of former PGA Tour player Boyd, the nephew of PGA Tour player Daniel and the great nephew of Bruce, who won three PGA Tour Champions events.

The Club at Admiral’s Cove (North and West Courses)
Jupiter, Fla.; 78 players for TBD spots

  • Luke Clanton, 18, of Miami Lakes, Fla., was one of four players to advance from the Fort Myers, Fla., local qualifier. He holed out for eagle on No. 18, his ninth hole, and finished despite suffering a knee injury during the round. Clanton, a state champion and two-time Broward County player of the year, reached last year’s U.S. Junior Amateur semifinals and played in the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
  • Christopher Crawford, 28, of Bensalem, Pa., has played in three U.S. Opens (2016, 2017, 2021). He has advanced to the championship through both stages of qualifying each time. Crawford became the first Drexel University golfer to play in a U.S. Open in 2016 when he sank a 40-foot birdie putt on the final hole at the Summit, N.J., qualifier. Crawford, who is currently competing on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, was one of three players to move forward from this year’s Clarks Summit, Pa., local qualifier.
  • Brad Dalke, 24, of Edmond, Okla., was the runner-up to Curtis Luck in the 2016 U.S. Amateur and played in the U.S. Open and Masters in 2017. He led the University of Oklahoma to the NCAA Championship in that same year. His father (Bill) was a starting linebacker on Oklahoma’s 1975 national championship football team and his mother (Kay Pryor) played on the first Oklahoma women’s golf team.
  • Brian Davis, 47, of Winter Garden, Fla., has played in four U.S. Opens. He advanced to the 2019 U.S. Open through the Dallas, Texas, final qualifier. He won twice on the PGA European Tour and played in 243 events between 1997-2004. Davis, who has twice battled skin cancer, raises funds for the Arnold Palmer Hospital, in Orlando, Fla., which cared for his son and daughter following their births.
  • Steele DeWald, 35, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has studied Buddhism and has made several trips to India, ran an Arizona nightclub, appeared on a reality television show and was one of the nation’s top downhill ski racers until he retired at age 14. DeWald, who is now a property manager and teaching pro, was the medalist with a 66 in the Provo, Utah, local qualifier. DeWald, who played at Arizona State University from 2005-08, has competed on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada and the Korn Ferry Tour.
  • Gene Elliott, 60, of West Des Moines, Iowa, won the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. He is one of three players to have won the U.S. Senior Amateur, R&A Senior Amateur and Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur. He has competed in 37 USGA championships, but never in a U.S. Open. Elliott, who owns a sanitation and street equipment company, underwent open-heart surgery 22 years ago.
  • Alex Fitzpatrick, 23, of England, earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and tied for second in the NCAA New Haven Regional as a senior at Wake Forest University in 2021-22. He competed on the 2019 and 2021 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Teams. He is the younger brother of Matt Fitzpatrick, who owns seven PGA European Tour victories. Alex caddied for his brother at age 14 when Matt won the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club.
  • Rickie Fowler, 33, of Murrieta, Calif., has played in 12 U.S. Opens. He has posted three top-10 finishes, including a tie for second in 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2. Fowler’s win in The Players Championship in 2015 is among his five PGA Tour victories. He has competed in 20 USGA championships and was a member of two winning USA Walker Cup Teams (2007, 2009).
  • Justin Grant, 32, of Ocala, Fla., was the medalist with an 8-under 64 in the Dade City, Fla., local qualifier on May 4. His round featured three eagles, including a hole-in-one at the 202-yard seventh hole at Lake Jovita G. & C.C.’s South Course. He also eagled Nos. 9 and 11, a pair of par-5 holes.
  • Kamaiu Johnson, 28, of Tallahassee, Fla., was one of five players to advance from the Boynton Beach, Fla., local qualifier. Johnson, who grew up on a municipal golf course, has played professionally on mini-tours in Florida. In 2020, he birdied the final hole to win the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour Championship. He has captured three Tallahassee Opens.
  • Chase Koepka, 28, of West Palm Beach, Fla., is the younger brother of two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka. Chase shot a 68 in the Dade City, Fla., local qualifier to advance to the Florida final qualifying stage. He has played on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Canada, Korn Ferry Tour and currently has conditional status on PGA Tour Latinoamerica. He reached the Round of 32 in the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club, the site of this year’s U.S. Open.
  • Jack Maguire, 27, of St. Petersburg, Fla., has played in two U.S. Opens. He tied for 42nd in 2017 at Erin Hills when he qualified through both stages. Maguire, who once served as a standard bearer at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, tied for 58th in 2015 at Chambers Bay. He earned All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition at Florida State University.
  • Erik Souchak, 23, of Sarasota, Fla., is the grandson of Mike Souchak, who won 15 PGA Tour titles and played in 16 U.S. Opens, with his best finish ties for third in 1959 and 1960. Erik, whose parents are both teaching professionals, also advanced through local qualifying in 2019. He was a member of the University of South Florida team from 2017-19 and earned all-academic recognition.
  • Kevin Tway, 33, of Edmond, Okla., has competed in three U.S. Opens and tied for 60th in 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2. He won the 2018 Safeway Open, his lone PGA Tour victory, in a playoff. Tway, who won the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur, was an All-America selection at Oklahoma State University. He is the son of 1986 PGA champion Bob Tway, who played in 18 U.S. Opens and tied for third in 1998.
  • Matthew Wolff, 23, of Agoura Hills, Calif., was the runner-up to Bryson DeChambeau in the 2020 U.S. Open and tied for 15th last year at Torrey Pines. He won the 2019 3M Open in his first year on the PGA Tour after having captured the NCAA individual title just two months earlier. Wolff helped Oklahoma State University win the 2018 NCAA Championship as a freshman. He advanced to match play in two U.S. Amateurs and was the runner-up to Noah Goodwin in the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course)
Roswell, Ga.; 78 players for TBD spots

  • Bill Haas, 40, of Greenville, S.C., has played in 10 U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for fifth in 2017 at Erin Hills. He has earned six PGA Tour victories, including the 2011 Tour Championship. Haas is the son of Jay Haas, who competed in 27 U.S. Opens, and the great nephew of Bob Goalby, who tied for second in the 1961 U.S. Open. Like his father, Bill played his college golf at Wake Forest University.
  • Trevor Hulbert, 25, of Orlando, Fla., earned All-East Region and All-Southern Conference recognition as a graduate student at East Tennessee State University in 2020-21. He carded a 68 in the Knoxville, Tenn., qualifier on April 25 to advance to the final stage. His father, Mike, registered three PGA Tour wins and competed in 10 U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for sixth in 1992 at Pebble Beach.
  • Patton Kizzire, 36, of Sea Island, Ga., has played in two U.S. Opens. He has won twice on the PGA Tour, including the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii with a birdie on the sixth playoff hole. Kizzire, one of the tallest players on the PGA Tour at 6-foot-5, was chosen Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year after winning two tournaments in 2015.
  • Ben Martin, 34, of Greenville, S.C., has played in three U.S. Opens and made the 36-hole cut once, tying for 64th in 2015 at Chambers Bay. He was the runner-up in the 2009 U.S. Amateur and turned professional the following year. He has won on both the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour.
  • Maximilian Mehles, 27, of Germany, was the medalist with a bogey-free, 6-under 66 in the La Quinta, Calif., qualifier on May 3. His wife, Sophia Popov, served as his caddie at Andalusia Country Club. Mehles carried her bag when the LPGA player won the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon. Mehles has played professionally on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada and was a member of the University of Kentucky team.
  • Davis Thompson, 23, of St. Simons Island, Ga., nearly made the 36-hole cut in the 2020 U.S. Open after carding a first-round 69 at Winged Foot. Thompson, who has posted three top-20 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2021-22, was a member of the victorious 2021 USA Walker Cup Team. He earned first-team All-America honors during his four-year career at the University of Georgia.
  • Brendon Todd, 36, of Athens, Ga., has played in five U.S. Opens. He tied for 17th in 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2 and tied for 23rd in 2020 at Winged Foot. He has won three PGA Tour events, including both the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2019. Todd, who turned professional in 2007, won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour. He was a four-time All-American at the University of Georgia.
  • Cohen Trolio, 19, of West Point, Miss., was chosen to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team and tied for third in the SEC Championship as a member of the Louisiana State University team in 2021-22. Trolio was the runner-up to Nick Dunlap in the U.S. Junior Amateur and won the Mississippi State Amateur last year. He advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur in 2019 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Trolio helped Oak Hill Academy capture four state championships.
  • Richy Werenski, 30, of Aiken, S.C., has played in two U.S. Opens. He qualified in 2020 for Winged Foot after winning on the PGA Tour for the first time. He totaled 39 points to capture the Barracuda Championship, which included a five-point eagle on the par-4 16th. Werenski, who grew up in South Hadley, Mass. and played at Georgia Tech, competed in four U.S. Amateurs.
  • Brett White, 29, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was the medalist with a 64 in the Kennesaw, Ga., local qualifier. He has overcome viral encephalitis which caused brain swelling and left him temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. White, who is currently competing on the Korn Ferry Tour and played at Eastern Michigan University from 2012-16, underwent year-long rehabilitation to improve his speech and physical movement.

Woodmont Country Club (North Course)
Rockville, Md.; 78 players for TBD spots

  • Connor Arendell, 32, of Fort Myers, Fla., was the medalist with a 68 in the Fort Myers, Fla., local qualifier. Arendell played in the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach after qualifying through both stages. Arendell, who currently plays on the Korn Ferry Tour, won last year’s Florida Open. As an amateur he twice reached the Round of 16 in the U.S. Amateur (2009, 2010).
  • Joseph Bramlett, 34, of Las Vegas, Nev., has played in two U.S. Opens (2010, 2019). Bramlett was the youngest player at the time to qualify for the U.S. Amateur when he competed at age 14 in 2002. He was later sidelined for two years due to lateral spine dysfunction and returned to golf in 2018. He was an All-America selection at Stanford University and was a member of the program’s 2007 NCAA Championship team. He earned his PGA Tour card through qualifying school in 2010.
  • Kevin Chappell, 35, of Fresno, Calif., has played in seven U.S. Opens. He tied for third in 2011 in his first Open when he shot 66 in the final round at Congressional Country Club. His lone PGA Tour win was a one-stroke victory over two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the 2017 Valero Texas Open. Chappell, who played at UCLA, won the 2008 NCAA Championship.
  • Hunter Eichhorn, 23, of Carney, Mich., was one of five players who advanced from the Wisconsin Dells, Wis., local qualifier on May 11. Eichhorn, whose playing group included former NFL quarterback and CBS Sports analyst Tony Romo, was chosen Big East Conference Player of the Year for the third time in 2021-22. Eichhorn, who won the 2019 Wisconsin State Amateur, is a four-time All-Big East performer at Marquette University.
  • Nick Flanagan, 37, of Australia, has played in two U.S. Opens (2004, 2017). He won the 2003 U.S. Amateur, becoming the first international player to claim the championship in 32 years. Flanagan, who was the medalist with a 68 in the Kerrville, Texas, local qualifier on May 2, has captured four Nationwide Tour (now Korn Ferry) titles and was player of the year in 2007.
  • Harry Higgs, 30, of Dallas, Texas, is attempting to qualify for his first U.S. Open. He tied for fourth in last year’s PGA Championship and tied for 14th in this year’s Masters Tournament. Higgs, who has exempt status on the PGA Tour, has won on both the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamerica. His brother, Alex, is his caddie and they were teammates at Southern Methodist University.
  • Billy Hurley III, 39, of Annapolis, Md., has played in three U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for 48th at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014. Hurley, who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was the 2004 Patriot League Player of the Year, was a member of the winning 2005 USA Walker Cup Team. He rose to the rank of lieutenant and served on U.S. Navy destroyers and cruisers.
  • John Merrick, 40, of Dallas, Texas, has played in three U.S. Opens and his best finish was a tie for sixth in 2008 at Torrey Pines Golf Course. He advanced to the final stage after carding a 69 in the Kerrville, Texas, qualifier on May 2. Merrick, who grew up playing at Recreation Park, a municipal facility in Long Beach, Calif., was a two-stage qualifier when he played in his first U.S. Open in 2005.
  • Timothy O’Neal, 49, of Savannah, Ga., played in the 2015 U.S. Open after advancing through local and final qualifying. He has competed on the Web.com (now Korn Ferry), PGA Tour Latinoamerica, Asian and eGolf tours. O’Neal, who was sponsored for two years by actor Will Smith, was the first African-American to win the Georgia State Amateur in 1997. O’Neal played collegiately at Jackson State and was coached by Eddie Payton, whose late brother Walter is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Taylor Pendrith, 31, of Canada, has played in two U.S. Opens. He tied for 23rd in 2020 at Winged Foot, his first major championship. He won twice on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada in 2019 and is currently competing on the PGA Tour. Pendrith, who was teammates with Corey Conners at Kent State University, tied for 13th in this year’s Players Championship. His sister, Jennifer, is a superintendent at an Ontario country club.
  • Kevin Roy, 32, of Tampa, Fla., is the son of Jim Roy, who has played in two U.S. Opens (1983, 1989) and a pair of U.S. Senior Opens. Kevin caddied for his father in the 2018 Senior Open at The Broadmoor. Roy, who has worked in medical sales and at a country club in Syracuse, N.Y., is currently competing on the Korn Ferry Tour.
  • Blake Taylor, 24, of Wilmington, N.C., captured the last of five spots in the Wallace, N.C., local qualifier in a 6-for-1 playoff. He made par on the third playoff hole to advance. Taylor earned American Athletic Conference all-conference honors twice at East Carolina University. He played in the PGA Tour’s 2018 Military Tribute at the Greenbrier as a Monday qualifier. He and Logan Shuping were runners-up in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes.
  • Nicholas Thompson, 39, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has played in three U.S. Opens. He tied for 51st in 2012 at The Olympic Club when he was one of 25 players to advance through both stages of qualifying. Thompson, who has played on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour, was the medalist in this year’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., local qualifier. His sister, Lexi, has played in 15 U.S. Women’s Opens and won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior, and his brother, Curtis, is competing in the Canadian final qualifier.

Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club
Purchase, N.Y.; 92 players for TBD spots

  • Luis Fernando Barco, 26, of Peru, was one of 19 players to advance to last year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines through both local and final qualifying. Barco, who competes on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, played at Purdue University after first picking up golf at age 13. He played in four U.S. Amateurs and twice finished third in the Latin America Amateur Championship (2016 & 2019).
  • Ricky Barnes, 41, of Stockton, Calif., tied for second behind Lucas Glover in the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course. Barnes, who won the 2002 U.S. Amateur, also qualified for the 2000 U.S. Open as a 19-year-old amateur, one of six Opens in which he has competed. His father, Bruce, was drafted by the NFL’s New England Patriots and was a punter on the 1974 team.
  • Mark Costanza, 33, of Morristown, N.J., was the runner-up to Stewart Hagestad in last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur at Sankaty Head Golf Club, in Siasconset, Mass. Constanza, a two-time Metropolitan Golf Association player of the year, is attempting to qualify for his first U.S. Open. Costanza, who is an investment banker for an independent firm, played his college golf at St. John’s and Southern Methodist (SMU).
  • Derek Hitchner, 22, of Minneapolis, Minn., was one of five players to advance from the Palm Desert, Calif., local qualifier on May 10. He earned first-team All-West Coast Conference honors as a senior at Pepperdine University in 2021-22. Hitchner, who was born in Summit, N.J., and has competed in three U.S. Amateurs, won the Trans-Mississippi Amateur and Minnesota State Amateur in 2021.
  • Ben James, 19, of Milford, Conn., is a senior at Hamden Hall High School and will play at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2022. He won the Dustin Johnson World Junior and was second in the Terra Cotta Invitational and third in the Jones Cup this year. In 2021, he was a member of the winning Wyndham Cup East team. James was the third-youngest player in the 2020 U.S. Amateur field and advanced to the Round of 32 in the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, his first USGA championship.
  • Kelly Kraft, 33, of Dallas, Texas, is a PGA Tour member who hopes to compete in his first U.S. Open. Kraft won the 2011 U.S. Amateur, defeating Patrick Cantlay, 2 up, in the final at Erin Hills. He forfeited his exemption into the 2012 U.S. Open as U.S. Amateur champion by turning professional following that year’s Masters. He was a member of the 2011 USA Walker Cup Team.
  • Logan McAllister, 22, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was the medalist with a 68 in the Wichita, Kan., local qualifier on May 11. McAllister helped the University of Oklahoma capture this year’s Big 12 Conference Championship as he tied for sixth individually. McAllister, who tied for fourth in the NCAA Norman Regional, was second in this year’s Jones Cup Invitational.
  • Cody Paladino, 33, of West Hartford, Conn., was the runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links and has played in nine USGA championships. He was the medalist in this year’s U.S. Open local qualifier in Oxford, Conn. He was reinstated as an amateur in 2020 after playing professionally for five years on four tours and in 22 countries. Paladino, who works in the healthcare industry, won last year’s New England Amateur. His brother, Brent, is the USGA’s senior director of championship administration.
  • Mark Purrington, 35, of Dartmouth, Mass., is an accomplished drummer who studied for two years at the Berklee College of Music. Purrington, who works as a Titleist tour services representative, has played with club bands in Boston and New York City and at Cape Cod weddings. Purrington, who also advanced through local qualifying in 2019, was 4 over through eight holes in his local qualifier but rallied to shoot even-par 72, then survived a 5-for-4 playoff.
  • Fran Quinn, 57, of Holden, Mass., and his son, Owen, both advanced from the Williamstown, Mass., local qualifier. They each shot 1-over 72 at Taconic Golf Club on May 17. Fran has played in four U.S. Opens and qualified for each through both stages. In 2014, he held a share of second place after Round 1 before tying for 56th at Pinehurst No. 2 with his son serving as his caddie. Fran, who competes on PGA Tour Champions, has registered four Korn Ferry Tour and two Asian Tour victories.
  • Owen Quinn, 23, of Holden, Mass., and his father, Fran, both advanced from the Williamstown, Mass., local qualifier on May 17. They each shot 1-over 72 at Taconic Golf Club. Owen caddied for his father, who competes on PGA Tour Champions, in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The Quinns live 45 minutes from The Country Club, the site of this year’s U.S. Open. Owen, who has won three Worcester County Amateurs, played at Lehigh University. He is currently working on a master’s degree in engineering and technical entrepreneurship.
  • Michael Thorbjornsen, 20, of Wellesley, Mass., tied for fifth in the NCAA Stockton Regional and tied for sixth in the Pac-12 Conference Championship as a sophomore at Stanford University in 2021-22. Thorbjornsen, who earned first-team All-Pac-12, became the second-youngest player (age 17) since World War II to make the 36-hole cut in the U.S. Open and finished 79th in 2019. Thorbjornsen, the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, captured the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt National Final (ages 14-15).
  • Johnson Wagner, 42, of Charlotte, N.C., has played in two U.S. Opens (2004, 2007). He has recorded three PGA Tour victories, including the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii. Wagner, who won the Met Amateur twice, has ties to upstate New York, including working as a caddie at Hudson National Golf Club. His father, Tommy, taught computer sciences at the U.S. Military Academy.

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf & Country Club
Columbus, Ohio; 120 players for TBD spots

  • Rafa Cabrera Bello, 37, of Spain, has competed in eight U.S. Opens and made the 36-hole cut in seven of those championships. His best finish was a tie for 23rd in 2020. He has won four times on the PGA European Tour, including last year’s Acciona Open de Espana. He tied for fifth in the 2016 Summer Olympics while representing his country. His sister, Emma, is playing on the Ladies European Tour.
  • Anthony Brodeur, 26, of Canada, is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame goalkeeper Martin Brodeur, who won three Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils. Anthony was a seventh-round NHL draft choice and was a two-sport athlete at the University of Ottawa. Brodeur, who was the medalist with a 65 in the Boynton Beach, Fla., local qualifier on May 2, competes on the Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada.
  • Frankie Capan, 21, of North Oaks, Minn., posted a birdie-birdie finish to card a 68 in the Sarasota, Fla., local qualifier on May 2. He transferred from the University of Alabama to Florida Gulf Coast University in 2020-21 where he earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors. Capan and Shuai Ming Wong won the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball title at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
  • Ricky Castillo, 21, of Yorba Linda, Calif., earned All-Southeastern Conference honors for the third consecutive year as a junior at the University of Florida in 2021-22. Castillo, who was a member of the winning 2021 USA Walker Cup Team, received the NCAA Division I Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award in 2019-20. He earned an exemption into the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and advanced to the semifinals of the Western Amateur in 2020.
  • Pierceson Coody, 22, of Plano, Texas, and his twin brother, Parker, are seniors on the University of Texas team and are the grandsons of 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody. Pierceson, a member of the winning 2021 USA Walker Cup Team, returned to play this spring after breaking his right arm in a non-golf accident. He helped the Longhorns win this year’s NCAA Championship. Coody tied for second in the Western Intercollegiate and tied for 11th in the Big 12 Conference Championship. He qualified for his first U.S. Open last year in Columbus, Ohio, and missed the cut at Torrey Pines.
  • Wyndham Clark, 28, of Denver, Colo., played in his first U.S. Open last year. He shot 64-70 in the Columbus, Ohio, final qualifier to advance to Torrey Pines. Clark, who was high school classmates with NFL running back Christian McCaffrey, attended Oklahoma State before transferring to the University of Oregon, where he won the 2017 Pac-12 Conference title. Clark, who is competing on the PGA Tour, reached match play in the 2013 U.S. Amateur, held at The Country Club.
  • Luke Donald, 44, of England, has played in 14 U.S. Opens. His best finish was a tie for eighth in 2013 at Merion Golf Club. Donald, the 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year, has won five Tour events and seven PGA European Tour titles, including two BMW PGA Championships. He also claimed the 1999 NCAA individual title while playing for Northwestern University.
  • Jason Dufner, 45, of Auburn, Ala., has played in 13 U.S. Opens, with his best finish ties for fourth in both 2012 and 2013. He advanced through qualifying in Columbus, Ohio in 2019 and went on to tie for 35th at Pebble Beach. Dufner has won five times on the PGA Tour, including the 2013 PGA Championship. Dufner was the runner-up to Trevor Immelman in the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links.
  • Doug Ghim, 26, of Arlington Heights, Ill., played in the U.S. Open in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills. He was the runner-up in the 2017 U.S. Amateur and was an All-American at the University of Texas. Ghim, who competes on the PGA Tour and tied for sixth in this year’s Players Championship, was a member of the winning 2017 USA Walker Cup Team. He was also the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up.
  • Lucas Glover, 42, of Jupiter, Fla., won the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course. In a Monday finish due to weather, Glover posted a two-stroke victory over Ricky Barnes, David Duval and Phil Mickelson. He has played in 15 U.S. Opens and tied for 17th in 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club. Glover owns four PGA Tour victories, including last year’s John Deere Classic.
  • Lanto Griffin, 33, of Blacksburg, Va., has played in three U.S. Opens. He tied for 35th last year at Torrey Pines and tied for 43rd in 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club. He won the PGA Tour’s 2019 Houston Open and was a winner on the Korn Ferry and PGA Latinoamerica tours. He turned professional in 2010 after playing at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Cole Hammer, 22, of Houston, Texas, has competed in three U.S. Opens, including his first at age 15 in 2015 at Chambers Bay. He has been a member of two winning USA Walker Cup Teams (2019, 2021). In 2018, he advanced to the semifinals in both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur and won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball with partner Garrett Barber. Hammer, a senior at the University of Texas, was a key figure in the Longhorns winning this year’s NCAA Championship and finishing as runner-up in 2019.
  • Padraig Harrington, 50, of the Republic of Ireland, won the 2007 and 2008 Open Championships, conducted by The R&A, and the 2008 PGA Championship. He has competed in 16 U.S. Opens and has posted five top-10 finishes. He tied for fourth in 2012 at The Olympic Club. Harrington, the 2008 PGA Tour Player of the Year, is scheduled to play in his first U.S. Senior Open, June 23-26.
  • Palmer Jackson, 21, of Murrysville, Pa., earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and tied for third in the ACC Championship as a junior at the University of Notre Dame in 2021-22. He has competed in four U.S. Amateurs and reached the quarterfinals in 2019, the first Notre Dame golfer to advance to that round since 1950. Jackson, who was named after 1960 U.S. Open champion Arnold Palmer, won the Jones Cup Invitational by three strokes in February.
  • Zach Johnson, 46, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has won two major championships, the 2007 Masters Tournament and the 2015 Open Championship. He has played in 18 U.S. Opens. His best finishes are a pair of ties for eighth place in 2016 and 2020. Johnson, who has won 12 PGA Tour events, has been a member of five USA Ryder Cup Teams and will serve as the captain in 2023.
  • David Lingmerth, 34, of Sweden, has finished in the top 25 in all three U.S. Opens in which he has competed. His best effort was 12th in 2016 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. He recorded his lone PGA Tour victory in the 2015 Memorial Tournament, defeating Justin Rose in a playoff. He was a two-time All-America selection at the University of Arkansas.
  • Denny McCarthy, 29, of Rockville, Md., has recorded two top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2021-22. McCarthy, who was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team and 2014 USA World Amateur Team, has competed in two U.S. Opens and tied for 42nd at Chambers Bay in 2015. He was a three-time All-American at the University of Virginia and played in seven consecutive U.S. Amateurs (2009-15).
  • Ryan Moore, 39, of Las Vegas, Nev., has played in 10 U.S. Opens, with his best finish a tie for 10th at Bethpage Black in 2009. Moore, who owns five PGA Tour victories, won the 2004 U.S. Amateur and the 2002 and 2004 U.S. Amateur Public Links titles. Moore, who grew up in the state of Washington, played college golf at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is one of five golfers to win the NCAA Championship and U.S. Amateur in the same year (2004).
  • Jon Murdy, 37, of Aberdeen, S.C., is the head boys’ golf coach at Aberdeen Roncalli High School and led the program to the 2017 Class A state championship. Murdy, who once competed on the Dakotas Tour, also serves as head professional at Lee Park Golf Course, a public facility. He advanced to the final qualifying stage for the first time after carding a 2-under 70 in the Sioux Falls, S.D., local qualifier.
  • Ryan Palmer, 45, of Colleyville, Texas, has competed in nine U.S. Opens and his best finish was a tie for 21st in 2011 at Congressional Country Club. He qualified through both local and final play as an amateur to reach his first U.S. Open in 1998. He has won four PGA Tour titles, including the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Jon Rahm, the 2021 U.S. Open champion.
  • John Peterson, 33, of Fort Worth, Texas, was the co-medalist with a 68 in the Monroe, La., local qualifier on May 2. He has retired and returned to professional golf several times since 2018. Peterson has played in two U.S. Opens, including a tie for fourth in 2012 at The Olympic Club. He was a three-time All-American at Louisiana State University (LSU) and won the 2011 NCAA individual title.
  • Andrew Putnam, 33, of University Place, Wash., has competed in three U.S. Opens and his best finish was a tie for 43rd in 2019. Putnam, who was a three-time All-American at Pepperdine University, has won on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour. He tied for sixth in this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. His brother, Michael, has played in six U.S. Opens.
  • Chez Reavie, 40, of Scottsdale, Ariz., has played in nine U.S. Opens, including a current string of five consecutive. He tied for third in 2019 at Pebble Beach, his best finish in a major championship. Reavie has won twice on the PGA Tour, including the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. He won the 2001 U.S. Amateur Public Links and has competed in 14 USGA championships.
  • Davis Riley, 25, of Hattiesburg, Miss., has played in two U.S. Opens (2015, 2020). He has posted three top-5 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, including a runner-up in the Valspar Championship, losing to Sam Burns in a playoff. He recorded two wins on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21 in earning his PGA Tour card. Riley has competed in 10 USGA championships and was twice runner-up in the U.S. Junior Amateur (to Scottie Scheffler in 2013 and Will Zalatoris in 2014).
  • Patrick Rodgers, 29, of Jupiter, Fla., has qualified for three U.S. Opens. He tied for 31st last year at Torrey Pines, tied for 41st in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills and was 46th in 2016 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Rodgers was a member of two USA Walker Cup Teams (2011, 2013).
  • Bob Sowards, 53, of Dublin, Ohio, is the director of instruction at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, one of the two courses being used in this year’s Columbus final qualifier. He played on the PGA Tour in 2008, with his best finish a tie for ninth in the Wyndham Championship. Sowards, who has competed on the Korn Ferry Tour, is a four-time national PGA Professional of the Year.
  • Kyle Westmoreland, 30, of Daniel Island, S.C., became the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to play in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines last year. He was one of 19 players to advance to the final field through both stages of qualifying and the lone golfer from that group to make the 36-hole cut (tied for 68th). Westmoreland, who shot 72-63 in the Dallas final qualifier last year, served 5½ years of active duty in the Air Force before playing as a professional and is currently competing on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Springfield Country Club
Springfield, Ohio; 78 players for TBD spots

  • John Augenstein, 24, of Owensboro, Ky., was the runner-up to Andy Ogletree in the 2019 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst No. 2. Augenstein, who is competing on the Korn Ferry Tour, played in the U.S. Open and Masters in 2020. He won two singles matches as a member of the winning 2019 USA Walker Cup Team. Augenstein earned first-team All-America and was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a senior at Vanderbilt University in 2019-20.
  • Ryan Brehm, 36, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., shot 70-63 to earn one of four spots at the Springfield, Ohio, qualifier to advance to the 2017 U.S. Open. He finished 53rd at Erin Hills. Brehm won this year’s Puerto Rico Open, his first PGA Tour victory, with his wife, Chelsey, serving as caddie. Brehm, who won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour, played at Michigan State University and later was an MSU assistant coach.
  • Tyler Copp, 24, of Ann Arbor, Mich., has a hockey background and was a high school goalkeeper. His brother, Andrew, is a forward for the NHL’s New York Rangers, and his father, Andy, has been a youth hockey coach. Tyler won the 2020 Michigan Amateur, defeating current U.S. Amateur champion James Piot, 2 and 1, in the final. Copp earned All-Southern Conference recognition as a senior at Mercer University in 2020-21.
  • Quade Cummins, 26, of Edmond, Okla., is competing on the Korn Ferry Tour and was a member of the victorious 2021 USA Walker Cup Team. He twice earned All-America recognition at the University of Oklahoma. He tied for second in last year’s Big 12 Conference Championship in his final season with the Sooners. Cummins won the 2019 Pacific Coast Amateur and has been a member of two USA Arnold Palmer Cup Teams (2019, 2020).
  • Cameron Davis, 27, of Australia, is attempting to qualify for his first U.S. Open after having previously played in the other three major championships. Davis, who has won on the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia, recorded his first PGA Tour win last year at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Davis helped Australia win the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship. He also won the 2015 Australian Amateur.
  • David Erdy, 32, of Newburgh, Ind., earned a spot in the 2009 U.S. Open as an alternate after Shingo Katayama withdrew. Erdy had qualified through both the local and final stages as a rising sophomore at Indiana University. He played professionally for five years, primarily on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, and has since been teaching golf. Erdy was co-medalist with a 67 in the Indianapolis, Ind., qualifier on May 5.
  • Nick Hardy, 26, of Northbrook, Ill., has played in three U.S. Opens, tying for 52nd in 2015 at Chambers Bay after advancing through both qualifying stages. In 2016, he was the medalist in the Springfield, Ohio, final qualifier. Hardy, who is competing on the PGA Tour, earned first-team All-America honors and was the 2018 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year while playing for the University of Illinois.
  • Jim Herman, 44, of Palm City, Fla., grew up 80 miles south of Springfield Country Club and played his college golf at the University of Cincinnati. He has competed in five U.S. Opens and his best finish was a tie for 47th in 2010. He qualified for Winged Foot in 2020 after winning the Wyndham Championship, his third PGA Tour victory. He once was assistant professional at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
  • Beau Hossler, 27, of Austin, Texas, has played in three U.S. Opens. Hossler, an All-American and two-time Big 12 Conference player of the year at the University of Texas, played in the 2011 U.S. Open at age 16 and tied for 29th in 2012. Hossler, who was the runner-up in the PGA Tour’s 2018 Houston Open, was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team and 2014 USA World Amateur Team.
  • Troy Merritt, 36, of Eagle, Idaho, played in his third U.S. Open last year and tied for 65th at Torrey Pines. He finished 58th the previous year at Winged Foot Golf Club. He has captured two events on the PGA Tour, the 2015 Quicken Loans National and 2018 Barbasol Championship. Merritt, who was born in Iowa and grew up in Minnesota, has also won on the Korn Ferry Tour.
  • Scott Piercy, 42, of Las Vegas, Nev., tied for second with Jim Furyk and Shane Lowry behind champion Dustin Johnson in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Piercy, who has played in eight Opens, won four times on the PGA Tour, including the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, and twice on the Korn Ferry Tour. He played college golf at San Diego State before turning professional in 2001.
  • Doc Redman, 24, of Raleigh, N.C., seeks to qualify for his first U.S. Open. He turned professional in 2018 and forfeited his exemptions into the U.S. Open and The Open Championship after rallying to win the U.S. Amateur the previous year at The Riviera Country Club. Redman, who was a member of the winning 2017 USA Walker Cup Team, finished third with partner Sam Ryder in this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour.
  • Carson Schaake, 27, of Omaha, Neb., qualified through both stages to reach last year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Schaake, the 2015 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year at the University of Iowa, has competed on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada. He and his brother, Alex, were two of the five players who advanced from this year’s Omaha, Neb., local qualifier. Alex, who is competing in the Columbus final qualifier, was the Big Ten’s top player twice at Iowa (2019, 2021).
  • Robby Shelton, 26, of Birmingham, Ala., has played in two U.S. Opens (2014, 2021). He advanced through the Springfield, Ohio, final qualifier last year. He has won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour and once on PGA Tour Canada. Shelton was a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team. He played at the University at Alabama where he was a three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • Ethan Shepherd, 23, of Greenwood, Ind., was the medalist with a 68 in the South Bend, Ind., local qualifier on May 9, just three days after graduating from Indiana University. Shepherd, who birdied five of the last 10 holes in the qualifier, was a All-Big Ten Conference golfer for the Hoosiers. His sister, Erica, has played in two U.S. Women’s Opens and won the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with Megan Furtney.
  • Brandt Snedeker, 41, of Nashville, Tenn., has won nine PGA Tour events, including the 2012 Tour Championship and 2013 RBC Canadian Open. Snedeker has competed in 14 U.S. Opens, with his best performances eighth in 2015 and a tie for eighth in 2010. Snedeker, who won the 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links, was introduced to the game by his grandmother, who managed a Missouri golf course.
  • Sam Stevens, 25, of Eastborough, Kan., was the medalist in the Springfield, Ill., local qualifier on May 16. He shot 67 at Illini Country Club, which was hosting the first stage for the 43rd consecutive year in which qualifying has been conducted. His grandfather, Johnny, played in the 1969 U.S. Open and was low amateur in the 1994 U.S. Senior Open. Sam, his father, Charlie, and his grandfather each won the Kansas State Amateur. Sam’s victory came in 2015 after runner-up finishes the previous two years.
  • Brian Stuard, 39, of Jackson, Mich., has played in six U.S. Opens and advanced to the championship through the Springfield, Ohio, final qualifier each time. He was the medalist in 2013, 2014 and 2019. He shot 66-69 last year and was one of seven players to move forward from Springfield to Torrey Pines. Stuard won the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans in a playoff in 2016.
  • Sahith Theegala, 24, of Chino Hills, Calif., played in his second U.S. Open last year after advancing through both qualifying stages, including the Springfield, Ohio, site. Theegala, who turned professional in 2020, tied for third in the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. He won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the nation’s top player and was a three-time All-American at Pepperdine University.
  • Michael Thompson, 37, of Sea Island, Ga., tied for second with Graeme McDowell behind champion Webb Simpson in the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club. Thompson, who has played in four U.S. Opens, was low amateur in 2008 at Torrey Pines. He has won twice on the PGA Tour, including the 2020 3M Open. In 2007, he was the runner-up to Colt Knost in the U.S. Amateur.
  • Danny Woodhead, 37, of Elkhorn, Neb., was one of five players to advance from the U.S. Open local qualifier at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club, his home course, when he carded an even-par 71. Woodhead, a two-time Harlon Hill Trophy recipient as NCAA Division II’s top football player, played for four NFL teams as a running back. He ran for more than 2,200 yards and caught 300 passes during his career and hauled in a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLVI for the New England Patriots.
  • Daniel Wetterich, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was one of nine players to advance from U.S. Open local qualifying at Maketewah Country Club in his hometown. Daniel’s brother, Matthew, also advanced and will also play in the Springfield, Ohio, final qualifier. Daniel earned All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten Conference recognition at Ohio State University and has competed on the Korn Ferry Tour and Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada.
  • Matthew Wetterich, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and his younger brother, Daniel, were among nine players to advance from U.S. Open local qualifying at Maketewah Country Club in their hometown. Matthew, who played at Xavier University, is moving forward from the first stage to the Springfield, Ohio, final qualifier for second consecutive year. The Wetterichs’ cousin, Brett, won the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Tournament and was a member of the United States Ryder Cup Team in 2006.

Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course)
Bend, Ore.; 66 players for TBD spots

  • Charlie Beljan, 37, of Mesa, Ariz., has played in three U.S. Opens and tied for 18th in 2015 at Chambers Bay. He is attempting to advance through both local and final qualifying for the third time as he accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009. Beljan, who captured the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur, has won on the PGA and Gateway tours. He also has reached 170 mph racing his Suzuki motorcycle on the track.
  • Ethan Evans, 18, of Mercer Island, Wash., was the co-medalist with a 69, including an eagle at the par-5 18th, in the Cle Elum, Wash., local qualifier on May 17. Evans, a senior at Mercer Island High School, will play at Duke University in the fall of 2022. Evans, the reigning 3A King County Golfer of Year, has captured five Washington Junior Golf Association championships. Evans, who played in the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, won the state 3A scholastic title in 2019.
  • Noah Goodwin, 21, of Corinth, Texas, is a senior at Southern Methodist University and earned first-team All-America honors last year. He won the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur by defeating Matthew Wolff, 1 up, in the 36-hole final, becoming the first U.S. Junior champion to earn an exemption into the following year’s U.S. Open. Goodwin, who has played in 10 USGA championships, shot a 67 in the Grand Prairie, Texas, qualifier on April 27 to advance to the Oregon final qualifier.
  • Max Herendeen, 17, of Bellevue, Wash., is a junior at Bishop Blanchet High School and was one of six players to advance from the Cle Elum, Wash., local qualifier. Herendeen, a two-time Metro Conference player of the year, has captured two Washington Junior Golf Association championships and tied for ninth in the 2020 Washington State Amateur. He and Ethan Evans, who is also in this year’s Oregon final qualifier, played in the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
  • Joe Highsmith, 22, of Lakewood, Wash., advanced to his first U.S. Open last year after earning medalist honors in the Richland, Wash., final qualifier. Highsmith, who won the NCAA Bryan Regional on May 18, is a senior on the Pepperdine University team. He was chosen first-team All-West Coast Conference for the third consecutive year in 2021-22. Highsmith, who became the youngest player to win the Washington State Amateur in 2017, has competed in four U.S. Amateurs.
  • Matt Marshall, 37, of Darby, Mont., was the co-medalist with a bogey-free 65 in the Missoula, Mont., local qualifier on May 10. Marshall, who competed for eight years on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada, tied for 61st in the 2016 U.S. Open after advancing in final qualifying with a par on the third playoff hole. His father, Robert, played in the 2002 U.S. Senior Open and is involved in golf operations at CordeValle, the site of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.
  • Isaiah Salinda, 25, of South San Francisco, Calif., was one of five players to advance from the Santa Rosa, Calif., local qualifier and is attempting to advance to his first U.S. Open. Salinda, who plays on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, was a member of the winning 2019 USA Walker Cup Team and advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Golf Links. In 2019, he helped Stanford University win the NCAA Championship and its third consecutive Pac-12 Conference crown.
  • David Sanders, 31, of Mount Laurel, N.J., advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying for the fifth consecutive time and in seven of the last nine years in which qualifiers have been conducted. Sanders, whose mother immigrated from the Republic of Korea at age 18, won the 2011 New Jersey State Amateur after playing at Campbell University. He has competed on Mackenzie-PGA Tour Canada.
  • Spencer Tibbits, 23, of Vancouver, Wash., advanced through local and final qualifying to the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Tibbits, who also reached match play in two U.S. Amateurs, was an All-West Region and All-Pac 12 Conference selection at Oregon State University. He ranks second in career top-10 finishes (14) at OSU and is a three-time state high school champion.
  • Sam Triplett, 26, of Scottsdale, Ariz., is attempting to qualify for his first U.S. Open. His father, Kirk, has played in 17 U.S. Opens, including a tie for seventh in 2001, and nine U.S. Senior Opens, including a runner-up finish in 2017. Sam, who earned All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten Conference honors at Northwestern University, has won on the Outlaw, Golden State and All-Pro professional tours.