U.S. Open sectional qualifying site results


Fifty-seven spots were available Monday into the 113th U.S. Open June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Click here for our full coverage of sectional qualifying, here for video wraps and here for scores. Below is a breakdown of all 11 sites:

The Lakes G&CC and Brookside G&CC, Columbus, Ohio (15 spots)

Qualifiers: Charley Hoffman, David Hearn, Nicholas Thompson, Robert Karlsson, Josh Teater, David Lingmerth, Brandt Jobe, Brendan Steele, Aaron Baddeley, Ted Potter Jr., Justin Hicks, Doug LaBelle II, Rory Sabbatini, Sang Moon Bae, Lukas Guthrie

Skinny: In a PGA Tour-heavy site, Hoffman (65-68) was medalist at 11 under. Potter, Baddeley, Hicks, Labelle, Sabbatini, Bae and Guthrie prevailed in an 11-for-7 playoff, with Guthrie earning the final spot. Former Masters champion Mike Weir was among the four players who failed to qualify. 

Colonial CC, Memphis, Tenn. (9 spots)

Qualifiers: Kevin Sutherland, Shawn Stefani, Jerry Kelly, Morgan Hoffmann, Joe Ogilvie, Scott Langley, Brandon Crick, Alistair Presnell, Andrew Svoboda

Skinny: Sutherland (66-67) earned medalist honors at 10 under. Presnell and Svoboda survived a 3-for-2 playoff. PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings was the odd man out.

Hawk’s Ridge GC, Ball Ground, Ga. (3 spots)

Qualifiers: Ryan Nelson, Michael Kim (a), Grayson Murray (a)

Skinny: Nelson, a 35-year-old mini-tour player who quit golf for five years, shot 68-65 to finish at 11 under. He shared co-medalist honors with Kim (67-66), a sophomore from Cal who won the 2013 Jack Nicklaus Award for top collegiate player. Murray (69-66) is a 19-year-old from East Carolina University.

Century CC and Old Oaks CC, Purchase, N.Y. (4 spots)

Qualifiers: Jesse Smith, Gavin Hall (a), Geoffrey Sisk, Jim Herman

Skinny: Smith (70-67), Hall (70-67) and Sisk (68-69) earned co-medalist honors at 4 under. Herman (70-68) would not have qualified if Richard Sterne, who was already exempt for the U.S. Open, did not withdraw earlier in the day. That opened up an extra spot in qualifying, which was awarded to the N.Y. site. Smith notably shot 59 at Dubsdread GC in a March mini-tour event in Orlando, Fla. Hall, 18, showed how electric he can be, birdieing his final four holes to earn a spot at Merion.

Woodmont CC, Rockville, Md. (8 spots)

Qualifiers: Russell Knox, Randall Hutchinson, Adam Hadwin, Ryan Sullivan, Matt Harmon, Cliff Kresge, Matthew Goggin, Matt Bettencourt

Skinny: Knox (65-67), Hutchinson (65-67) and Hadwin (65-67) were co-medalists at 9 under. Bettencourt survived a 3-for-1 playoff, which was made necessary when Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, bogeyed his final hole. Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was disqualified for violating a local rule citing no steel spikes.

Springfield CC, Springfield, Ohio (2 spots)

Qualifiers: Brian Stuard, Brandon Brown

Skinny: Stuard shot 65-64 to finish at 11 under, while Brown shot 70-65. Both players will be making their first major start at Merion. Seung Yul Noh (68-69) and James Hahn (69-69) were among the notables who failed to qualify.

Big Canyon CC and Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, Calif. (5 spots)

Qualifiers: Bio Kim, Steven Alker, Roger Tambellini, Max Homa, Cory McElyea

Skinny: Kim opened in 62 and followed with a 71 to take medalist honors at 10 under.  Homa, who won the men's NCAA individual title last week, and McElyea prevailed in a 3-for-2 playoff over Jesse Schutte.

Old Warson CC, St. Louis Mo. (2 spots)

Qualifiers: Jay Don Blake, Mackenzie Hughes

Skinny: Blake (71-68) was medalist at 3 under. At age 54, Blake may be the oldest player in next week’s field. Hughes (72-70) defeated Travis Johns (69-73) in a playoff for the final spot. Hughes was an alternate for sectionals and got into the field when Jay Haas withdrew.

Tumble Creek GC, Cle Elum, Wash. (2 spots)

Qualifiers: Wil Collins, Cheng-Tsung Pan

Skinny: Collins shot 70-68 to finish at 2 under and earn medalist honors. Pan was runner-up with rounds of 69-70. They were the only two players to break par over 36 holes. University of Oregon head coach Casey Martin shot 77-77 to tie for 21st in the 34-player field.

Ritz Carlton Members GC, Bradenton, Fla. (3 spots)

Qualifiers: Kevin Phelan (a), John Hahn, John Nieporte

Skinny: Phelan shot 65-70 to grab medalist honors at 9 under. John Nieporte defeated 15-year-old David Snyder (a) on the third hole of a playoff, which concluded Tuesday morning after darkness suspended play Monday.

Lakewood CC, Dallas, Texas (4 spots)

Qualifiers: Matt Weibring, Edward Loar, Jordan Spieth, Zack Fischer

Skinny: Weibring (70-64), Loar (70-64) and Spieth (67-67) were co-medalists. Fischer, at the bottom of the world rankings, in 1,594th place, defeated Palmer, ranked 85th, on the 12th playoff hole. They played eight extra holes Monday, before darkness suspended play, and four more Tuesday morning.