USGA Announces 2013 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites

111 Local Qualifiers Will Be Conducted Nationwide In May

Far Hills, N.J. (Feb. 19, 2013) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa., on June 13-16. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites, will take place May 3-16 in 43 states.

Designed by Tom Bendelow and Donald Ross, Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati

Designed by Tom Bendelow and Donald Ross, Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati has hosted U.S. Open qualifying for more than 40 years. (Courtesy Maketewah Country Club)

“The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying process exemplifies a tremendous commitment by the state and regional associations and we are grateful for their support,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “U.S. Open qualifying remains unique and democratic in that every amateur golfer who meets the Handicap Index requirement can compete. Local qualifying is where the quest to play in our National Championship begins.”

Those players successful in local qualifiers will advance to sectional qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes at 11 U.S. sites on June 3. For the ninth consecutive year, Japan and England will host international qualifying, both scheduled for May 27.

In 2013, six clubs are hosting U.S. Open local qualifying for at least the 10th consecutive year. Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., has held a U.S. Open local qualifier since the late 1940s, while Maketewah Country Club, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a site for more than four decades. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club and Genoa Lakes Golf Club, in Genoa, Nev., have hosted local qualifying since the 1990s. Old Works Golf Club, in Anaconda, Mont., and Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins, Colo., have also hosted for at least a decade.

There are 16 local qualifying sites in the state of Florida, with the first of the scheduled qualifiers at The Club at Admirals Cove’s East Course in Jupiter on May 3. Fourteen local qualifiers are scheduled in California, three in the Palm Desert area.

Last year, eight players who advanced through local and sectional qualifying – including Scott Langley and amateur Beau Hossler – made the cut at the U.S. Open, the most since 1997. Langley, who qualified locally at The Legacy Golf and Tennis Club, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Hossler, who advanced through a local qualifier at Oakmont Country Club, in Glendale, Calif., tied for 29th at The Olympic Club in 2012. Both clubs are hosting local qualifiers again this year.

The U.S. Open will be held for the fifth time at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa. Olin Dutra (1934), Ben Hogan (1950), Lee Trevino (1971) and David Graham (1981) are past champions at Merion. To be eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.

Online player registration for the 2013 U.S. Open begins the first week of March (https://champs.usga.org/index.html).

2013 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Sites (111)

Friday, May 3

The C. at Admirals Cove (East), Jupiter, Fla.

Monday, May 6

Timberline G.C., Calera, Ala.

C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Indian Ridge C.C., Palm Desert, Calif.

Almaden C.C., San Jose, Calif.

Butte Creek C.C., Chico, Calif.

Valencia C.C., Valencia, Calif.

Sunnyside C.C., Fresno, Calif.

Barona Creek G.C., Lakeside, Calif.

Desert Hawk at Pueblo West, Pueblo West, Colo.

Hammock Dunes C.C. (Creek), Palm Coast, Fla.

The Forest C.C. (Bear), Fort Myers, Fla.

Waldorf Astoria G.C., Orlando, Fla.

The Wanderers G.C., Wellington, Fla.

Camp Creek G.C., Watersound, Fla.

Sara Bay C.C., Sarasota, Fla.

Kukio G.C., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Ridgecrest G.C., Nampa, Idaho

Northmoor C.C., Highland Park, Ill.

Lake Panorama National, Panora, Iowa

Olympic Hills G.C., Eden Prairie, Minn.

Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.

Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

Kinsale G. & F.C., Powell, Ohio

Oak Tree National, Edmond, Okla.

Portland G.C., Portland, Ore.

The Carolina C.C., Spartanburg, S.C.

Westward Ho C.C., Sioux Falls, S.D.

Bellingham G. & C.C., Bellingham, Wash.

Tuesday, May 7

Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington), Hot Springs, Ark.

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.

The Legacy G. & T.C., Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Cardinal Club, Simpsonville, Ky.

Beechmont C.C., Cleveland, Ohio

Green Tree C.C., Midland, Texas

Gentle Creek G.C., Prosper, Texas

Wednesday, May 8

Tucson National, Tucson, Ariz.

Half Moon Bay G.L., Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.

Crumpin-Fox C.C., Bernardston, Mass.

The Moors G.C., Portage, Mich.

Morris County G.C., Morristown, N.J.

Albany C.C., Voorheesville, N.Y.

Colonial C.C., Memphis, Tenn.

Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.

Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W.Va.

Thursday, May 9

C.C. of Fairfield, Fairfield, Conn.

Lake Wales C.C., Lake Wales, Fla.

The C.C. at Emerald Hills, Hollywood, Fla.

The Sagamore Club, Noblesville, Ind.

Pinehills G.C., Plymouth, Mass.

Worthington Manor G.C., Urbana, Md.

Chambersburg C.C., Chambersburg, Pa.

Westmoreland C.C., Export, Pa.

Waynesborough C.C., Paoli, Pa.

Secession G.C., Beaufort, S.C.

Friday, May 10

River Landing C.C. (River), Wallace, N.C.

Saturday, May 11

The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii

Monday, May 13

Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Ruby Hill C.C., Pleasanton, Calif.

Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

Oakmont, C.C., Glendale, Calif.

Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.

The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.

Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.

Sawgrass C.C. (East/West), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Bent Pine G.C., Vero Beach, Fla.

Lake Jovita G. & C.C. (South), Dade City, Fla.

Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.

Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.

Seven Bridges G.C., Woodridge, Ill.

Warwick Hills G. & C.C., Grand Blanc, Mich.

Oak Ridge C.C., Hopkins, Minn.

TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes), Genoa, Nev.

Haworth C.C., Haworth, N.J.

Willow Ridge C.C., Harrison, N.Y.

Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia), Pinehurst, N.C.

Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio

Whitford C.C., Exton, Pa.

Rhode Island C.C., Barrington, R.I.

Westwood G.C., Houston, Texas

Hidden Valley C.C., Sandy, Utah

Tuesday, May 14

Ironwood G.C. (South), Palm Desert, Calif.

Industry Hills G.C. (Ike), City of Industry, Calif.

Atlanta National G.C., Alpharetta, Ga.

Lake Presidential G.C., Upper Marlboro, Md.

Old Works G.C., Anaconda, Mont.

Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha, Neb.

Belmont C.C., Perrysburg, Ohio

Grove City C.C., Grove City, Pa.

Texas Star G.C., Euless, Texas

Briggs Ranch G.C., San Antonio, Texas

Erin Hills, Erin, Wis.

Wednesday, May 15

Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.

Morris Park C.C., South Bend, Ind.

Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.

Aberdeen G.C., St. Louis, Mo.

The G.C. at Creekmoor, Raymore, Mo.

Bellevue C.C., Syracuse, N.Y.

C.C. of Scranton, Clarks Summit, Pa.

The Hills C.C., Austin, Texas

Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.

Thursday, May 16

Settlers Bay G.C., Wasilla, Alaska

La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.

Fox Hollow G.C., Trinity, Fla.

The Bluffs C.C., St. Francisville, La.

The Baiting Hollow G.C., Calverton, N.Y.

Mendon G.C., Mendon, N.Y.

Forest Oaks C.C., Greensboro, N.C.

Applebrook G.C., Malvern, Pa.

 

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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