U.S. Open sectional qualifiers: What's at stake

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The road to the U.S. Open kicks into high gear Monday with 10 sectional qualifiers conducted simultaneously across the country. Here is a quick look at each qualifier, as about half of the field at Oakmont Country Club will be determined via sectionals (including those already played in Japan and England):

Powell, Ohio (Wedgewood GC and Kinsale GC)

What's at stake: 103 players for 13 U.S. Open spots

Notable names: Luke Donald, Camilo Villegas, Gary Woodland, Jamie Lovemark, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Rodgers

Notes: This sectional, staged near the site of this week's Memorial Tournament, typically draws the strongest field and will include plenty of PGA Tour pros. While the exact number of spots available will be determined in the morning, last year 15 players qualified at this sectional.


Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown CC)

What's at stake: 121 players for 10 spots

Notable names: Brian Harman, Ryan Palmer, Steve Stricker, Ben Crane, David Toms, Jordan Niebrugge, Lee McCoy

Notes: This is another qualifier well-stocked with household names, played a short drive from next week's FedEx St. Jude Classic. Last year Harman was among 10 players to advance from this site.


Daly City, Calif. (Lake Merced GC and Olympic Club - Ocean Course)

What's at stake: 100 players for six spots

Notable names: Gunn Yang (a), Rico Hoey (a), Will Zalatoris (a), Maverick McNealy (a)

Notes: The amateurs could steal the show at this qualifier, whose field includes a pair of former USGA champs in Yang and Zalatoris as well as McNealy, the former NCAA Player of the Year, and Hoey, who just wrapped a standout season at USC.


Summit, N.J. (Canoe Brook CC)

What's at stake: 98 players for six spots

Notable names: Lee Janzen, Rob Oppenheim, Steve Scott, Jim Herman, Johnson Wagner

Notes: Even two-time champs have to qualify, as Janzen's exemption for his 1998 U.S. Open win expired in 2008. He qualified via sectionals last year and will try again against a field that also includes Herman, who won the Shell Houston Open in April.


Springfield, Ohio (Springfield CC)

What's at stake: 59 players for four spots

Notable names: Tony Finau, Brian Stuard, Jamie Sadlowski, Kyle Reifers, Troy Merritt, Zac Blair

Notes: Finau was among the foursome to qualify at this site a year ago, while Stuard, who won the Zurich Classic in April, was the medalist at the  Springfield qualifier in both 2013 and 2014.


Houston, Texas (Lakeside CC)

What's at stake: 51 players for three spots

Notable names: Edward Loar, James Driscoll, Kevin Tway, Brad Dalke (a)

Notes: Dalke just finished his freshman year at Oklahoma and could contend for a spot. Beau Hossler was expected to participate in this qualifier before withdrawing because of a shoulder injury suffered this week at the NCAA Championships.


Rockville, Md. (Woodmont CC)

What's at stake: 55 players for three spots

Notable names: Woody Austin, Billy Hurley III, Chad Collins, Nicholas Thompson, Steve Wheatcroft

Notes: Hurley, a former golfer at Navy, was among the trio of players to advance from this sectional last year. Wheatcroft is looking to earn a spot in the field at Oakmont, where he used to work before reaching the PGA Tour.


Jacksonville, Fla. (Timuquana CC)

What's at stake: 63 players for four spots

Notable names: Vijay Singh, Sam Horsfield (a), Chase Koepka (a)

Notes: Singh, 53, is looking to make the U.S. Open field for the first time since 2012. This field was expected to include Ian Poulter until the Englishman withdrew this week because of a foot injury that will sideline him for four months.


Roswell, Ga. (Ansley GC)

What's at stake: 39 players for three spots

Notable names: Ollie Schniederjans, Roberto Castro, Blake Adams

Notes: The smallest qualifier field will include a pair of Georgia Tech products in Castro as well as Schniederjans, whose brother, Luke, will also be eyeing a spot at Oakmont.


Vancouver, Wash. (Royal Oaks CC)

What's at stake: 54 players for three spots

Notable names: Aaron Wise (a), Sulman Raza (a), Nick Taylor, Austin Connelly

Notes: This field will include a pair of players who displayed some heroics last week at the NCAAs. Wise captured the individual NCAA title, then helped Oregon to the team title where Raza scored the winning point in extra holes.