Browne Qualifies With Magical 59

By Associated PressJune 7, 2005, 4:00 pm
USGA logo - 100x41Olin Browne sought out a USGA official to ask him the proper way to withdraw from U.S. Open qualifying, figuring his 73 over the first 18 holes left him no chance. Good thing he changed his mind.

Browne needed a low score and wound up with a magical one, closing birdie-eagle-eagle to shoot 59 and join 21 other players who qualified for the U.S. Open at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.

'I asked the scorer what the protocol was for withdrawing,' Browne said Tuesday. 'I didn't want to get in trouble with the USGA if I bailed out. But it didn't feel right not playing. I feel like every round is an opportunity to learn something.'

His 73-59 put him at 10-under 132 and three shots behind medalist J.P. Hayes.

Others who qualified at Woodmont, where the qualifier was delayed overnight because of storms, were Tommy Armour III, Rocco Mediate and former PGA champion Steve Elkington.

At East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, also delayed by weather, former U.S. Amateur champion Matt Kuchar shot 66 in his second round and narrowly got one of the six spots. The medalist was Derek Brown (65-66) at 9-under 131.

Browne had never shot 59, and there was only one small piece of bad news -- it wasn't even the course record on the South course at Woodmont. Five years ago, Shigeki Maruyama had a 58 during U.S. Open qualifying.

The scores are not official in the record books because it was not an official PGA Tour event. The only sub-60 rounds in official competition are Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational) and David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Classic); and Annika Sorenstam on the LPGA Tour at Phoenix in 2001.

Phil Mickelson shot 59 in the PGA Grand Slam last year in Hawaii.
Browne, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, figured that 7 under par would at least get him into a playoff, and his 30 on the front nine raised his hopes. He knew he needed to finish strong with two par 5s on the final three holes.

He was just off the green with a 3-iron and got up-and-down for birdie on the 16th. From 111 yards in the 17th fairway, he holed out for eagle. Then he ripped a 3-wood from 259 yards on the 18th hole into about 25 feet and made the eagle putt for his 59.

'I thought it was for 58,' Browne said. 'I've always had trouble with math.'

He finished his round Monday evening, before thunderstorms stopped play. Asked which was better, to shoot golf's magic number or get into the U.S. Open, Browne settled on Pinehurst.

'I suppose getting into the Open is better, because 59 was never a consideration until I holed that shot on 17,' he said. 'I thought, 'This might be my only chance to do this.' But I believed a birdie would get it done. I got on the green, made the putt, added it up and thought, 'This isn't right.' I can't add.'

It added up to a remarkable return to Pinehurst No. 2 next week.
The field of 156 players was to be set after two qualifiers Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., and Kansas City, Mo.

  • Other players who qualified at Woodmont were David Denham, Craig Barlow, James Driscoll, Clint Jensen, Rob Rashell, Brandt Snedeker, Omar Uresti, D.J. Brigman, Ryuji Imada, John Mallinger, David Oh, Lee Williams, Michael Putnam, Ian Leggatt, David Hearn, Franklin Langham and Matthew Every.

  • At East Lake, Brown and Kuchar were joined by Jason Gore, Casey Wittenberg, Aaron Barber and Scott Parel.
    Far Hills, N.J. ' (June 6) Sectional qualifying results, 36 holes of stroke play, for the 2005 U.S. Open, conducted by the U.S. Golf Association, June 16-19 at Pinehurst Resort (No.2 Course), Village of Pinehurst, N.C. (a ' amateur):

    Old Memorial Golf Club, Tampa, Fla. (52 players for 3 spots):
    Lee Rinker, Jupiter, Fla., 69-67'136
    Nick Gilliam, Gainesville, Fla., 67-72'139
    Josh McCumber, Gainesville, Fla., 69-70'139
    Failed to Qualify
    Akio Sadakata, Tampa, Fla., 72-71'143 (1st alternate)
    Andrew Loupe (a), Baton Rouge, La., 68-76'144 (2nd alternate)
    Robert Floyd, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 69-75'144 (3rd alternate)
    Philippe Gasnier, Brazil, 72-73'145 (4th alternate)
    Peter Horrobin, Miami, Fla., 73-72'145
    Eduardo Herrera, Colombia, 72-74'146
    Matt Lofthouse, England, 73-73'146
    David Suggs, Orlando, Fla., 70-77'147
    Joe Valentine, Saint Cloud, Fla., 73-74'147
    Eustis Paine, Orlando, Fla., 72-75'147
    Kelly Sellers, Bartow, Fla., 73-74'147
    George Gandranata (a), Indonesia, 71-77'148
    Andrew Pratt, Bartlett, Tenn., 74-74'148
    Richard O'Hanlon, England, 72-76'148
    Matt Seppanen, Rochester Hills, Mich., 76-73'149
    John Finlayson, Wellington, Fla., 73-76'149
    Michael McCoy (a), West Des Moines, Iowa, 72-77'149
    John Lee, Naples, Fla., 74-76'150
    Miguel Rivera, Beverly Hills, Calif., 75-75'150
    Bobby Clampett, Raleigh, N.C., 77-73'150
    Ted Potter Jr, Silver Springs, Fla., 81-70'151
    Doug LaCrosse, Tampa, Fla., 73-78'151
    Peter Mitchell, Miami, Fla., 76-75'151
    Frank Genzer, Tulsa, Okla., 80-72'152
    Mike Blackburn, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 73-79'152
    Kevin Lim (a), Las Vegas, Nev., 73-80'153
    Ray Sheppard, Canada, 77-76'153
    Trey Sones, Fort Myers, Fla., 72-81'153
    B.K. Suhr (a), Windermere, Fla., 75-78'153
    Sean Gorgone, Portland, Maine, 75-78'153
    Camilo Benedetti, Colombia, 76-77'153
    Jeff Leonard, Tampa, Fla., 76-77'153
    Brent Brooks (a), Sorrento, Fla., 80-74'154
    Jeff Corr, Longwood, Fla., 76-78'154
    Bradley Fellers, Martinsville, Ind., 78-76'154
    Jeff Ulaszek (a), Bradenton, Fla., 72-82'154
    Brad Hauer, Orlando, Fla., 75-81'156
    Scott Riley, Jacksonville, Fla., 80-76'156
    Chris Simonds, Belleair, Fla., 79-77'156
    Mike Damron, Dade City, Fla., 78-79'157
    David Lindberg (a), Sarasota, Fla., 77-81'158
    Ryan Torchia, Rockford, Ill., 78-80'158
    James Dailey (a), Orlando, Fla., 73-86'159
    Brandon Smith (a), West Palm Beach, Fla., 79-84'163
    Patrick Mokris (a), Orlando, Fla., 75-88'163
    Kristian Klotz, Ewing, N.J., 81-89'170
    Scott Jernigan (a), Lake Powell, Fla., 81-90--171
    Chase Baldwin (a), Plant City, Fla., 76-NC'NC
    Brad McAfee, Boynton Beach, Fla., 74-NC--NC
    Hallbrook Country Club, Kansas City, Mo. (26 players for 1 spot):
    Tom Pernice, Murrieta, Calif., 70-69'139
    Failed to Qualify
    Chad Wilfong, Thomasville, N.C., 72-68'140 (1st alternate)
    Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City, Okla., 69-72'141 (2nd alternate)
    Jason Knutzon, West Des Moines, Iowa, 71-71'142 (3rd alternate)
    David Roesch, Germantown, Wis., 70-72'142 (4th alternate)
    Brian Payne, Chicago, Ill., 68-74--142
    Matt Van Cleve (a), Maryville, Mo., 70-73'143
    Rodney Still, Diboll, Texas, 74-72'146
    Bryan Milberger, Olathe, Kan., 71-76'147
    Bryan Wright, Stanberry, Mo., 75-72--147
    Tyler Shelton (a), Fairway, Kan., 76-72'148
    Michael Christensen, Grand Rapids, Minn., 79-71--150
    Cole Nondorf, (a), Hoxie, Kan., 74-74'148
    Scott Fann, St. Louis, Mo., 80-72'152
    Jim Knoesel, Columbia, Mo., 75-77--152
    Nicholas Sheedy (a), Burlington, Iowa, 75-79'154
    Phil Caravia (a), Columbia, Ill. 76-78--154
    Matthew Bryant, Spartanburg, S.C. 76-82'158
    David Chung (a), Fayetteville, N.C., 78-82--160
    Eric Johnson (a), Elk River, Minn., 79-82--161
    Josh Thompson (a), Indianapolis, Ind., 83-80'163
    Kevin Ward (a), Leawood, Kan., 81-79'160
    Robert Gaus, St. Louis, Mo., 74-WD
    Edward Loar, Dallas, Texas, 76-WD
    B.J. Curry (a), Sedalia, Mo. 77-WD
    R.W. Eaks, Scottsdale, Ariz., WD
    El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, Calif. (68 players for 4 spots):
    Nick Jones, Los Angeles, Calif., 67-72'139
    Scott Gibson, Huntington Beach, Calif., 73-67'140
    Michael Ruiz, Las Vegas, Nev., 72-68'140
    Eric Meichtry, Murrieta, Calif., 70-70'140
    Failed to Qualify
    Conrad Ray, Palo Alto, Calif., 71-69--140
    Ulrich Van Den Berg, San Diego, Calif., 72-69'141
    David Berganio Jr, Sylmar, Calif., 70-71'141
    Nick Seymour, Tustin, Calif., 69-72'141
    Steve Pate, Richmond, Va., 73-69'142
    Scott Simpson, Poway, Calif., 73-72'145
    John Cook, Turlock, Calif., 73-72'145
    Jesse Lanham, La Quinta, Calif., 71-74'145
    Kyle Kovacs, Van Nuys, Calif.,73-73'146
    Zack King, Los Osos, Calif., 73-73'146
    Chad Fosburg, Las Vegas, Nev., 75-72'147
    Scott Gordon 74-74'148
    Robert Grube (a), Hinsdale, Ill., 73-75'148
    Jeff Wilson (a), Fairfield, Calif,m 72-76---148
    Jason Higton, Fresno, Calif., 74-74'148
    Eric Meeks, Las Vegas, Nev., 73-75'148
    Robert Kaas, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 76-72'148
    Blane Lehman, Indio, Calif., 75-73'148
    Michael Walton, Palm Desert, Calif., 73-75--148
    Don Dubois (a), Newport Beach, Calif., 75-74'149
    Jeff Wood, Folsom, Calif., 75-74'149
    Ian Hjulberg (a), Riverside, Calif., 72-77'149
    Travis Johnson, Bellflower, Calif., 77-73'150
    Sihwan Kim (a), Fullerton, Calif.,77-73--150
    Dan Anderson, San Diego, Calif., 76-75'151
    Bradford Vaughan, San Diego, Calif., 76-75'151
    David Schnider (a), Vista, Calif., 74-77'151
    Han Lee, Fullerton, Calif., 76-76'152
    Edward Lee, Corona, Calif.,75-77'152
    Nic Henning, San Diego, Calif., 71-81'152
    John Balfanz (a), Bakersfield, Calif., 72-80'152
    Nathan Celusta, Simi Valley, Calif., 79-74'153
    Michael Rowley (a), San Luis Obispo, Calif., 78-75'153
    Stanley Watkins, Newport, Calif., 78-75'153
    Darryl Donovan (a), Gilroy, Calif., 75-79'154
    Dan Kempken, Palm Desert, Calif.,78-76'154
    Brandon Petelski, La Quinta, Calif., 73-81'154
    Jerry Sneve, Carlsbad, Calif., 80-74'154
    Travis Bertoni (a) Paso Robles, Calif., 79-75'154
    Christian Hills, Scottsdale, Ariz., 72-82'154
    Phil Luong (a), Aliso Viejo, Calif., 78-76'154
    John Burckle, San Clemente, Calif., 76-78-154
    Sandy Horacek, Los Angeles, Calif., 79-76'155
    Joshua Levin, Oakland, Calif., 72-83'155
    Joshua Habig, San Diego, Calif., 80-75'155
    Matt Hansen, Atwater, Calif., 78-77'155
    James Popoff (a), La Habra Hts, Calif., 75-81'156
    Grant Strobel, La Mesa, Calif., 79-77'156
    Miles Maillet, Bishop, Calif., 76-82'158
    Anthony Battaglia, Davis, Calif., 76-82'158
    Kris Moe, Glen Ellen, Calif., 80-78'158
    Ben Hogan, Phoenix, Ariz., 81-78'159
    Travis Kent, San Diego, Calif., 79-84'163
    David Swartz, Phoenix, Ariz., 78-85'163
    Edward Hester, Novato, Calif., 80-83'163
    Jeff Hunter, San Diego, Calif., 87-77'164
    Bobby West 86-80'166
    Jerry Crowell, Riverside, Calif., 82-84'166
    Andy Fohre (a), Los Angeles, Calif., 88-81'169

    Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colo. (28 players for 1 spot):
    Wil Collins, Rapid City, S.D., 71-70'141
    Failed to Qualify
    John Hayes (a), Littleton, Colo., 74-68'142 (1st alternate)
    Tommy Medina, Tucson, Ariz., 70-72'142 (2nd alternate)
    Brian Prouty (a), Tucson, Ariz., 69-75'144 (3rd alternate)
    Jeff Hanson, Edwards, Colo., 73-71'144 (4th alternate)
    Scott Harrington, Scottsdale, Ariz., 73-72'145
    Daniel Forsman, Provo, Utah, 72-74'146
    Nathan Lashley (a), Tucson, Ariz., 75-71'146
    Derek Tolan (a), Highlands Ranch, Colo., 74-73'147
    Charles Soule (a), Longmont, Colo., 73-75'148
    Dustin Pimm (a), Draper, Utah, 77-71'148
    Tom Glissmeyer (a), Colorado Springs, Colo., 74-74'148
    Joseph Bramlett (a), Saratoga, Calif., 79-70'149
    Dustin Hall (a), Sparks, Nev., 79-71'150
    Gregg Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo., 77-74'151
    Jeff McMillian, Stillwater, Okla., 77-74'151
    Andy Connell, Denver, Colo., 80-72'152
    Jon Lindstrom, Castle Rock, Colo., 74-78'152
    Ken Krieger, Cheyenne, Wyo., 73-80'153
    Anthony Grimes, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 79-76'155
    Ray Makloski (a), Pueblo, Colo., 81-74'155
    hase Wortmann (a), Grand Junction, Colo., 78-78'156
    Shane Wahbeh, Aurora, Colo., 79-78'157
    Steve Krawczewski, Weston, Fla., 78-79'157
    Aaron Weston (a), Lone Tree, Colo., 79-79'158
    Branden Barron (a), Centennial, Colo., 79-80'159
    Nick Hopkins (a), Jacksonville, Fla., 81-83'164
    Dave Desantis, Draper, Utah, 81-WD-WD

    Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England (53 players for 9 spots):
    Peter Hanson, Sweden, 66-68-134
    Jonathan Lomas, England, 68-66'134
    Simon Dyson, England, 67-70'137
    Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark, 69-69'138
    Micheal Campbell, New Zealand, 68-71'139
    Robert Karlsson, Sweden, 70-69'139
    Nick Dougherty, England, 73-66'139
    Jose-Filipe Lima, Portugal, 71-68'139
    Peter Hedblom, Sweden, 74-65'139
    Failed to Qualify
    Martin Maritz, South Africa, 71-69'140 (1st alternate)
    Marcus Fraser, Australia, 70-70'140 (2nd alternate)
    Peter Fowler, Australia, 70-70'140 (3rd alternate)
    Steve Webster, England, 68-72'140 (4th alternate)
    Maarten Lafaber, Netherlands, 68-73'141
    Soren Hansen, Denmark, 72-69'141
    Robert-Jan Derksen, Netherlands, 72-69'141
    Simon Wakefield, England, 72-69'141
    Steven OHara, Scotland, 70-72'142
    Peter OMalley, Australia, 74-68'142
    Raphael Jacquelin, France, 69-73'142
    David Carter, England, 72-70'142
    Jose Manuel Lara, Spain, 71-71'142
    Terry Price, Australia, 72-71'143
    Paul Lawrie, Scotland, 71-72'143
    rett Rumford, Australia, 72-71'143
    Jean-Francois Remesy, France, 71-72'143
    Patrik Sjoland, Sweden, 74-70'144
    Andrew Marshall, England, 70-74'144
    Niclas Fasth, Sweden, 73-71'144
    Brad Kennedy, Australia, 67'77'144
    Scott Drummond, Scotland, 72-72'144
    Wade Ormsby, Australia, 69-76'145
    Christian Cevaer, France, 71-74'145
    Marcel Siem, Germany, 72-73'145
    Gary Murphy, Ireland, 74-71'145
    Michael Kirk, South Africa, 69-76'145
    Pierre Fulke, Sweden, 71-75'146
    Markus Brier, Austria, 73-73'146
    Jarmo Sandelin, Sweden, 73-73'146
    Gary Evans, England, 71-76'147
    Barry Lane, England, 70-78'148
    Rolf Muntz, Netherlands, 73-75'148
    Alastair Forsyth, Scotland, 74-74'148
    Anthony Wall, England, 75-75'150
    Marc Cayeux, Zimbabwe, 72-78'150
    Christopher Hanell, Sweden, 74-77'151
    Andrew Coltart, Scotland, 79-73'152
    Andrew Drohen (a), Granville, Mass., 72-81'153
    Titch Moore, South Africa, 77-79'156
    Brian Davis, England, 77-83'160
    Andrew Oldcorn, Scotland, 71-WD
    Gary Emerson, England, 78-WD
    Mikko Ilonen, Finland, 70-DQ

    East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga. (77 players for 6 spots):
    Derek Brown Walnut Cove, N.C. 65-66--131
    Jason Gore Valencia, Calif. 66-67--133
    Casey Wittenberg Memphis, Tenn. 66-67--133
    Aaron Barber Maple Grove, Minn. 66-68--134
    Scott Parel Augusta, Ga. 69-65--134
    Matthew Kuchar Atlanta, Ga. 69-66--135
    Failed To Qualify
    A - Mike Springer Fresno, Calif. 67-68--135
    A - Pat Bates Boca Raton, Fla. 67-68--135
    A - Nick Flanagan Australia 70-66--136
    A - David Clodfelter Delray Beach, Fla. 69-69--138
    James Oh Lakewood, Calif. 69-69--138
    Ted Brown Richmond, Va. 67-71--138
    Cliff Kresge Heathrow, Fla. 67-72--139
    Gator Todd (a) Florence, Ala. 69-71--140
    Dalton Melnyk (a) Atlanta, Ga. 70-70--140
    Dave Schreyer Peachtree City, Ga. 69-72--141
    Kevin Taylor Mocksville, N.C. 71-70--141
    Josh Bunch Murrayville, Ga. 70-72--142
    Brian Harman (a) Savannah, Ga. 70-73--143
    Kris Blanks Rincon, Ga. 71-72--143
    Wesley Pate Pensacola, Fla. 73-70--143
    Gareth Maybin Mobile, Ala. 74-69--143
    Chris Hockaday Angier, N.C. 75-69--144
    Greg Bruckner Phoenix, Ariz. 70-75--145
    John-Gordon Beckett Charlotte, N.C. 71-75--146
    Brice Bailey (a) Germantown, Tenn. 74-72--146
    Willie Wood Edmond, Okla. 74-73--147
    Tim Schaetzel (a) Atlanta, Ga. 75-72--147
    Jason Hodges (a) St. Simons Island, Ga. 72-76--148
    Pleasant Hughes West Palm Beach, Fla. 75-73--148
    Damon Palmer Tupelo, Miss. 76-72--148
    Jeremy Revis Taylors, S.C. 75-74--149
    Scott Masters Knoxville, Tenn. 72-77--149
    Roberto Diaz (a) Hilton Head, S.C. 73-76--149
    Michael Suhre Glen Carbon, Ill. 72-78--150
    Jose Buezas Jacksonville, Fla. 74-76--150
    Donn Perno Atlanta, Ga. 79-71--150
    Jay Moseley (a) Bainbridge, Ga. 73-78--151
    Matthew Hammond (a) Clayton, N.C. 79-72--151
    Patrick Thompson (a) Asheville, N.C. 75-77--152
    Cameron Hooper (a) Jacksonville, Fla. 79-73--152
    Brad Hardin (a) Nashville, Tenn. 79-74--153
    Shawn Wilcox Denver, Colo. 80-88--168
    Troy Matteson Reston, Va. 66-WD
    V.J. Trolio West Point, Miss. 67-WD
    Bradley Johnson (a) Birmingham, Ala. 67-WD
    John Kelley Jr (a) Winston-Salem, N.C. 67-WD
    David Peoples Windermere, Fla. 69-WD
    Rob Johnson Orlando, Fla. 69-WD
    Scott Gardner Corbin, Kent. 70-WD
    J.J. Jakovac Napa, Calif. 70-WD
    Mark Harrell (a) Hazlehurst, Ga. 70-WD
    Matt Gallant Lebanon, Tenn. 70-WD
    Matt Peterson (a) Watkinsville, Ga. 70-WD
    Brad Doster (a) Winter Park, Fla. 71-WD
    Brett Stegmaier (a) Gainesville, Fla. 71-WD
    Jake Reeves Knoxville, Tenn. 71-WD
    Jason Larson Jacksonville, Fla. 71-WD
    Benjamin Spickard (a) Roswell, Ga. 72-WD
    Jonathan Hill Greenville, N.C. 72-WD
    Bob Boyd Wilmington, N.C. 72-WD
    Jack Hall (a) Macon, Ga. 72-WD
    Mark Blackburn (a) Guntersville, Ala. 72-WD
    Sam Hulsey (a) Gainesville, Ga. 72-WD
    Scott Hunter Bluffton, S.C. 72-WD
    Casey Woods Edmond, Okla. 73-WD
    Jeff Belk (a) Marietta, Ga. 73-WD
    Steven Alker Scottsdale, Ariz. 73-WD
    Dan Chartrand Collierville, Tenn. 74-WD
    Charles Griffin Rockledge, Fla. 76-WD
    John Fesperman Jr. Richmond Hill, Ga. 76-WD
    Mike Barge Chanhassen, Minn. 77-WD
    Robbie Wight (a) West Palm Beach, Fla. 77-WD
    Russell Henley (a) Macon, Ga. 77-WD
    Steve Nixon Winston-Salem, N.C. 79-WD
    Mike Byce Spartanburg, S.C. 80-WD
    Matt Massei Pinehurst, N.C. 81-WD

    Kaanapali Golf Club (Tournament North Course), Lahaina, Hawaii (12 players for 1 spot):
    Pierre-Henri Soero, New Caledonia, 70-77--147
    Failed to Qualify
    Brian Sasada, Kahului, Hawaii, 72-76--148
    Berry Henson, La Quinta, Calif., 76-74--150
    Joe Phengsavath, Honolulu, Hawaii, 73-78--151
    David Havens, Lahaina, Hawaii, 72-81--153
    Jonathan Ota (a), Lihue, Hawaii, 78-77-155
    Edward Lee, Kihei, Hawaii, 75-83--158
    Regan Lee, Pearl City, Hawaii, 76-87--163
    Sean Maekawa (a), Paauilo, Hawaii, 78-85--163
    K.C. Botelho (a), Honokaa, Hawaii, 82-82--164
    Michael Castillo, Princeville, Hawaii, 79-87--166
    Shizuro Mori, Japan, 81-87--168

    Village Links of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (30 players for 2 spots):
    Jerry Smith, Scottsdale, Ariz., 70-68'138
    James Benepe, Sheridan, Wyo., 69-71'140
    Failed to Qualify
    Bradley Klapprott, Loxahatchee, Fla., 71-71'142 (1st alternate)
    Joseph Affrunti, Crystal Lake, Ill., 71-71'142 (2nd alternate)
    Ben Ferguson, Canada, 72-71'143 (3rd alternate)
    Danny Green (a), Jackson, Tenn., 72-71'143 (4th alternate)
    Brian Henninger, Wilsonville, Ore., 70-76'146
    Lloyd Fisher (a), Grand Rapids, Mich., 72-74'146
    Dillon Dougherty (a), Evanston, Ill., 75-72'147
    Craig Lile, Lowell, Ark., 73-74'147
    Kevin Streelman, Winfield, Ill., 72-75'147
    Tom Johnson, San Francisco, Calif., 72-76'148
    Nate Dunn (a), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 75-74'149
    Jon Turcott, Middleton, Wis., 75-74'149
    Kevin Chen (a), Alamo, Calif., 73-76'149
    Daniel Woltman (a), Beaver Dam, Wis., 76-74'150
    Darren Hince, Carol Stream, Ill., 75-76'151
    Curtis Skinner (a), Lake Bluff, Ill., 76-75'151
    Clayton Rask (a), Otsego, Minn., 78-74'152
    Adam Turner, East Galesburg, Ill., 77-76'153
    T. C. Ford, Chicago, Ill. 80-73'153
    Jamie Hogan (a), Rockford, Ill., 77-77'154
    Mark Anderson (a), Sioux Falls, S.D., 76-78'154
    Craig Onsrud, Bloomington, Ill., 76-78'154
    Patrick Hanlon (a), Las Cruces, N.M., 78-78'156
    hristopher Bona, Algonquin, Ill., 79-79'158
    Eric Spencer (a), Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 77-81'158
    Colin Van Es (a), Granger, Ind., 84-77'161
    Mike Stolarskyj, Omaha, Neb., 78-83'161
    George Goich, Ipswich, Mass., 81-84--165

    Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md. (156 players for 22 spots):
    J P Hayes El Paso, Texas 62-67--129
    Tommy Armour III Las Colinas, Texas 68-63--131
    David Denham (a) Tifton, Ga. 64-67--131
    Olin Browne Hobe Sound, Fla. 73-59--132
    Craig Barlow Henderson, Nev. 67-66--133
    James Driscoll Jupiter, Fla. 66-67--133
    Clint Jensen Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 69-64--133
    Rocco Mediate Naples, Fla. 65-68--133
    Rob Rashell Everett, Wash. 65-68--133
    Brandt Snedeker Nashville, Tenn. 66-67--133
    Omar Uresti Austin, Texas 64-69--133
    D J Brigman Albuquerque, N.M. 68-66--134
    Steve Elkington Houston, Texas 67-67--134
    Ryuji Imada Tampa, Fla. 66-68--134
    John Mallinger Escondido, Calif. 67-67--134
    David Oh Cerritos, Calif. 67-67--134
    Lee Williams (a) Alexander City, Ala. 67-67--134
    Michael Putnam (a) University Place, Wash. 69-66--135
    Ian Leggatt Canada 67-68--135
    David Hearn Canada 68-67--135
    Franklin Langham Peachtree City, Ga. 68-67--135
    Matthew Every (a) Daytona Beach, Fla. 69-66--135
    Failed To Qualify
    A - Paul Goydos Dove Canyon, Calif. 66-69--135
    A - David Kirkpatrick Lakeland, Fla. 69-66--135
    A - Pablo Martin-Benavides (a) Spain 68-67--135
    A - Taggart Ridings Fayetteville, Ark. 69-66--135
    Glen Day Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 67-69--136
    Nick Malinowski Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 67-69--136
    Stephen Marino West Palm Beach, Fla. 67-69--136
    Larry Mize Columbus, Ga. 68-68--136
    Brett Quigley Barrington, R.I. 68-68--136
    Hidemichi Tanaka Japan 65-71--136
    Billy Andrade Bristol, R.I. 70-67--137
    Jonathan Byrd Sea Island, Ga. 67-70--137
    Scott Gutschewski Omaha, Neb. 70-67--137
    Neal Lancaster Smithfield, N.C. 67-70--137
    Jeffrey Overton (a) Evansville, Ind. 67-70--137
    Carl Paulson Keenes Pointe, Fla. 71-66--137
    Chris Stroud Beaumont, Texas 69-68--137
    Jarred Texter (a) Lancaster, Pa. 69-68--137
    Mario Tiziani Shorewood, Minn. 70-67--137
    Brendon Todd Charlotte, N.C. 67-70--137
    D J Trahan Reston, Va. 67-70--137
    Charlie Wi Westlake Village, Calif. 69-68--137
    Jay Williamson Saint Louis, Mo. 66-71--137
    Joe Durant Pensacola, Fla. 69-69--138
    Ryan Gioffre Greensboro, N.C. 67-71--138
    Mathias Gronberg Palm Beach, Fla. 65-73--138
    Hunter Haas Dallas, Texas 69-69--138
    Gregg Jones Florence, S.C. 69-69--138
    Kent Jones Albuquerque, N.M. 69-69--138
    Gregory Kraft Belleair, Fla. 74-64--138
    Joseph Penaflor Phoenix, Ariz. 68-70--138
    John Senden Australia 68-70--138
    Kevin Sutherland Sacramento, Calif. 67-71--138
    Nick Watney Fresno, Calif. 69-69--138
    Cameron Beckman San Antonio, Texas 69-70--139
    Jay Don Blake St. George, Utah 70-69--139
    Chad Collins Cloverdale, Ind. 72-67--139
    Brendan Jones Australia 71-68--139
    Zack Robinson (a) Ft. Worth, Texas 71-68--139
    David Sanchez Pinehurst, N.C. 71-68--139
    Joey Snyder III Scottsdale, Ariz. 67-72--139
    Justin Bolli Duluth, Ga. 69-71--140
    Matt Davidson West Windsor, N.J. 72-68--140
    Kyle Gallo Kensington, Conn. 68-72--140
    Brian Gay Orlando, Fla. 70-70--140
    Matt Gogel Mission Hills, Kan. 68-72--140
    Michael Henderson Raleigh, N.C. 68-72--140
    Ryan Hietala Boise, Idaho 69-71--140
    Tom Kite Austin, Texas 73-67--140
    Spike McRoy Huntsville, Ala. 68-72--140
    Jason Moon Wake Forest, N.C. 73-67--140
    Shaun Haberstroh Carlsbad, Calif. 69-72--141
    Shawn Hall (a) Lancaster, Pa. 70-71--141
    Andrew Magee Paradise Valley, Ariz. 70-71--141
    Edward Michaels IV Atlanta, Ga. 72-69--141
    Michael Quagliano (a) White Plains, N.Y. 70-71--141
    Danny Riskam Hermosa Beach, Calif. 73-68--141
    Darron Stiles Pinehurst, N.C. 70-71--141
    Paul Wackerly III New Philadelphia, Ohio 71-70--141
    Chris Anderson Keene's Pointe, Fla. 72-70--142
    Mark Brooks Ft. Worth, Texas 69-73--142
    Paul Gow Australia 69-73--142
    Brad Lardon Austin, Texas 74-68--142
    Hunter Mahan Keller, Texas 71-71--142
    George McNeill Fort Myers, Fla. 73-69--142
    Mark O'Meara Windermere, Fla. 70-72--142
    Jin Park Scottsdale, Ariz. 73-69--142
    John Pillar Hawley, Pa. 69-73--142
    Heath Slocum Pensacola, Fla. 72-70--142
    Kevin Stadler Evergreen, Colo. 71-71--142
    Steve Stricker Madison, Wis. 75-67--142
    Hideto Tanihara Japan 69-73--142
    Robert Damron Orlando, Fla. 69-74--143
    Wayne Defrancesco Baltimore, Md. 72-71--143
    Jim Estes Germantown, Md. 75-68--143
    Duane Bock Morganton, N.C. 73-71--144
    Tom Carter Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 66-78--144
    Brandon Knaub York, Pa. 71-73--144
    Danny Mijovic Canada 69-75--144
    Boyd Summerhays Farmington, Utah 72-72--144
    Martin Ureta (a) Chile 75-69--144
    Aaron Wright Orlando, Fla. 73-71--144
    Matthew Abbott Endwell, N.Y. 74-71--145
    Cortney Brisson Wallace, N.C. 70-75--145
    Ryan Brooks Mesa, Ariz. 74-71--145
    Andrew Byrd (a) Henderson, N.C. 72-73--145
    Wes Cupp Rome, N.Y. 76-69--145
    James Doidge (a) Pueblo Wset, Colo. 75-70--145
    Roger Pineda San Mateo, Calif. 75-70--145
    Alex Snickenberger (a) Wellesley, Mass. 70-75--145
    Justin Walters Raleigh, N.C. 73-72--145
    David Bradshaw (a) Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 75-71--146
    Greg Carlin (a) 72-74--146
    Billy Hurley (a) Leesburg, Va. 74-72--146
    Darren Points Pekin, Ill. 75-71--146
    David Gossett Orlando, Fla. 74-73--147
    Bradley Hughes Australia 73-74--147
    Ricky Touma Olney, Md. 74-73--147
    Ramon Bescansa Pinehurst, N.C. 77-71--148
    Brett Boner Charlotte, N.C. 72-76--148
    Marion Dantzler Orangeburg, S.C. 75-73--148
    Ben Greve (a) Annandale, Minn. 74-76--150
    William Streib (a) Atlanta, Ga. 71-79--150
    Joe Boros Saxonburg, Pa. 76-75--151
    Anthony Saraceno Cortland, N.Y. 72-79--151
    Steve Caron 76-76--152
    Mark Borkovich Pittsburgh, Pa. 78-76--154
    James Cichra Pittsburgh, Pa. 76-78--154
    Clint Colbert Guthie, Okla. 74-80--154
    Nolan Henke Ft Myers, Fla. 79-75--154
    Eric Briggs Nashville, Tenn. 78-78--156
    Thomas Winegardner (a) Lothian, Md. 81-77--158
    Matt Bassler (a) Ellicott City, Md. 81-79--160
    Kelly Murray Reston, Va. 83-78--161
    James White Horsham, Pa. 86-79--165
    Brian Bateman Monroe, La. 69-WD--WD
    Gavin Coles Australia 65-WD--WD
    Hank Kuehne Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 70-WD--WD
    Bob Burns Valencia, Calif. 69-WD--WD
    Roy Hunter 76-WD--WD
    Dennis Paulson Encinitas, Calif. 70-WD--WD
    Joey Sindelar Horseheads, N.Y. 68-WD--WD
    Charleton Dechert Enid, Okla. 75-WD--WD
    Benjamin Bates Havana, Fla. 72-WD--WD
    Brett Wetterich Jupiter, Fla. 75-WD--WD
    John Asay Camden, S.C. 81-WD--WD
    Loren Roberts Germantown, Tenn. 68-WD--WD
    Steve Galko (a) Dallas, Texas 77-WD--WD
    Jeff Brehaut Los Altos, Calif. 69-WD--WD
    Pat Perez Scottsdale, Ariz. 71-WD--WD
    Steven Bowditch Australia 73-WD--WD
    D Scott Hailes West Bountiful, Utah 68-WD--WD
    Peter Jordan Valrico, Fla. 74-WD--WD
    Bret Parker Villa Park, Calif. 75-WD'WD
    Chevy Chase Country Club, Rockville, Md. (16 players for 1 spot):
    Paul Claxton, Claxton, Ga., 66-66'132
    Failed to Qualify
    Dennis Winters, Ocean City, Md., 67-69'136 (1st alternate)
    Jim Schaeffer, Los Angeles, Calif., 69-70'139 (2nd alternate)
    Aron Price (a), Australia, 71-68'139 (3rd alternate)
    Courtland Lowe, Augusta, Ga., 70-69'139 (4th alternate)
    Tommy Tolles, Flat Rock, N.C., 74-66'140
    Billy Tuten, Sugar Land, Texas, 67-73'140
    Terence Burke, Bethesda, Md., 70-70'140
    Sean OHair, Boothwyn, Pa., 71-69'140
    Marvin King, Lewisville, Texas, 74-66'140
    Richard Hunt (a), Wilson. S.C., 71-70'141
    Ryan Dillon, Aiken, S.C., 68-74'142
    Josh Cupp, Rome, N.Y., 76-68'144
    George Foster, Villanova, Pa., 73-75'148
    Joseph Cahill, Woodbridge, Va., 77-71'151
    Peter Badawy (a), McLean, Va., 82-76--158

    Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit, N.J. (84 players for 6 spots):
    Michael Allen, Scottsdale, Ariz., 68-68'136
    Chris Nallen, Scottsdale, Ariz., 70-68'138
    J.L. Lewis, Lakeway, Texas, 70-68'138
    Len Mattiace, Jacksonville, Fla., 68-70'138
    J.J. Henry, Ft Worth, Texas, 68-71'139
    Steve Allan, Scottsdale, Ariz., 67-73'140
    Failed to Qualify
    John Guyton, East Williston, N.Y., 71-70'141
    Benjamin Case, Charlotte, N.C., 67-75'142
    Frank Esposito Jr, Florham Park, N.J., 69-73'142
    Ricky Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., 68-74'142
    Jeff Martin, Warwick, R.I., 75-68'143
    Kirk Hanefeld, Bolton, Mass., 76-67'143
    Peter Tomasulo, Long Beach, Calif., 76-67'143
    Robert Oppenheim, Andover, Mass., 70-73'143
    Stewart Moore, Charlotte, N.C., 70-73'143
    Tom Byrum, Richmond, Texas, 72-71'143
    Austin Eaton III, New London, N.H., 72-72'144
    Brock Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash., 71-73'144
    Graham Delaet, Boise, Idaho, 71-73'144
    Brian Lamberti, Granite Springs, N.Y., 73-72'145
    Christopher Dachisen, Warren, N.J., 70-75'145
    Matthew Cannon, Huntersville, N.C., 71-74'145
    Ron Philo, Amelia Island, Fla., 73-72'145
    Stephen Sokol, Oxford, Conn., 73-72'145
    Bobby Bennett, Greenwich, Conn., 74-72'146
    Carl Alexander, Bedford, N.Y., 70-76'146
    Frank Bensel, Greenwich, Conn., 70-76'146
    Jim McGovern, Oradell, N.J., 72-74'146
    Mark Mielke, East Norwich, N.Y., 72-74'146
    Mark Schaare, Toms River, N.J., 78-68'146
    Bobby Heins, White Plains, N.Y., 73-74'147
    James Burke, Englewood, N.J., 74-73'147
    John Heffernan, Waxhaw, N.C., 76-71'147
    Michael Welch, Quincy, Mass., 77-70'147
    Patrick Rutter, Wyomissing, Pa., 74-73'147
    Scott Dunlap, Duluth, Ga., 76-71'147
    Andrew Dibitetto, Rochester, N.Y., 70-78'148
    Bill Sautter, Warrington, Pa., 74-74'148
    Craig Thomas, East Norwich, N.Y., 75-73'148
    Darrell Kestner, Glen Cove, N.Y., 77-71'148
    David Quinn, Marlton, N.J., 75-73'148
    Todd Westfall, Clendenin, W.Va., 72-76'148
    Tom Stone, Elmira, N.Y., 80-68'148
    Geoffrey Sisk, Marshfield, Mass., 71-78'149
    Gregory Bisconti, South Salem, N.Y., 77-72'149
    John Nieporte, Boca Raton, Fla., 71-78'149
    Michael Carbone, Brewster, Mass., 72-77'149
    Todd Tremaglio, Meriden, Conn., 72-77'149
    Bill Britton, Rumson, N.J., 75-75'150
    Duke Delcher, Bluffton, S.C., 77-73'150
    Joseph Horowitz, Long Beach, N.Y., 79-71'150
    Roger Hoit, Summit, N.J., 75-75'150
    Frank Graziosa Jr, New City, N.Y., 75-76'151
    Gibby Martens, Cave Creek, Ariz., 77-74'151
    Jason Martin, Huntersville, N.C., 79-72'151
    Michael Baker, Stratton, Maine, 75-76'151
    Scott Paris, Springfield, N.J., 77-74'151
    Dave Fusco, Thiells, N.Y., 79-73'152
    Doug Clapp, Walpole, Mass., 73-79'152
    Jason McCarty, New York, N.Y., 74-78'152
    Tele Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 71-81'152
    Troy Pare, Wauregan, Conn., 77-75'152
    Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I., 75-78'153
    Gregg Angelillo, Hoboken, N.J., 75-78'153
    Joe Brucas, Plainfield, N.J., 79-74'153
    Kirk Satterfield, Manhasset, N.Y., 74-79'153
    Bryant Reyes, West Chester, Pa., 71-83'154
    Dennis Ward, Stamford, Conn., 77-82'159
    Jesse Fitzgerald, Sayville, N.Y., 78-81'159
    Johnny Clarizio, White Plains, N.Y., 81-78'159
    Tim Garvin, Southampton, N.Y., 82-78'160
    Rob Bigley, Schenectady, N.Y., 77-87'164
    Casey Seve Calmi, Douglaston, N.Y., 85-WD'WD
    Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 76-NC'NC
    Edward Whitman, Blairstown, N.J., 79-WD'WD
    Francis Quinn, Holden, Mass., 74-NC'NC
    George Marucci Jr, Malvern, Pa., 78-WD'WD
    George Zahringer, New York, N.Y., 78-WD'WD
    Jeremy Pope, Pawleys Island, S.C., 77-WD'WD
    Jim Colucci, N Scituate, R.I., 83-WD'WD
    Jim Renner, Plainville, Mass., 75-NC'NC
    Jose Coceres, Coral Gables, Fla., 69-WD'WD
    Michael Moses, Boothwyn, Pa., 75-WD'WD
    Sandy Morrison, Gaylordsville, Conn., 76-WD--WD

    Brookside Golf and Country Club & Lakes Golf and Country Club, Columbus, Ohio (144 players for 20 spots):
    Geoff Ogilvy, Scottsdale, Ariz., 67-64--131
    John Rollins, Richmond, Va., 67-66--133
    Scott McCarron, Reno, Nev., 68-65--133
    Bernhard Langer, Boca Raton, Fla., 67-67--134
    John Cook, Orlando, Fla., 66-69--135
    Arron Oberholser, Scottsdale, Ariz., 64-72--136
    Bill Glasson, Stillwater, Okla., 68-68--136
    Bob Tway, Edmond, Okla., 66-70--136
    Carl Pettersson, Chapel Hill, N.C., 69-67--136
    Euan Walters, Chattanooga, Tenn., 68-68--136
    Joe Ogilvie, Austin, Texas, 67-69--136
    John Merrick, Long Beach, Calif., 67-69--136
    Robert Gamez, Celebration, Fla., 68-68--136
    Ted Purdy, Phoenix, Ariz., 69-67--136
    Bob Estes, Austin, Texas, 71-66--137
    Brandt Jobe, Menlo Park, Calif., 68-69--137
    Eric Axley, Knoxville, Tenn., 66-71--137
    Frank Lickliter II, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 69-68--137
    Sal Spallone, Vero Beach, Fla., 69-68--137
    Steve Lowery, Birmingham, Ala., 66-71'137
    Failed to Qualify
    A-Philip Price, Cleveland, Ohio, 68-69--137
    A-Fredrik Jacobson, Cleveland, Ohio, 68-70--138
    A-Ben Weir, Moline, Ill., 67-71--138
    A-Woody Austin, Derby, Kan., 69-69--138
    Adam Riddering, Maple Grove, Minn., 69-69--138
    Joel Edwards, Coppell, Texas, 67-71--138
    Patrick Sheehan, Oviedo, Fla., 65-73--138
    Trevor Immelman, London, 72-66--138
    Andrew Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., 70-69--139
    Arjun Atwal, Cleveland, Ohio, 72-67--139
    Dan Olsen, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 68-71--139
    Greg Owen, Brentwood Essex, 68-71--139
    Justin Rose, Cleveland, Ohio, 72-67--139
    Lucas Glover, Greenville, S.C., 69-70--139
    Paul Sheehan, Victoria, 69-70--139
    Skip Kendall, Ocoee, Fla., 72-67--139
    Duffy Waldorf, Northridge, Calif., 68-72--140
    Jeff Quinney, Scottsdale, Ariz., 71-69--140
    Jose Maria Olazabal, San Sebastian, 70-70--140
    Kyle Reifers (a), Columbus, Ohio, 67-73--140
    Ryan Armour, Silver Lake, Ohio, 66-74--140
    Jeff Sluman, Reston, Va., 68-73--141
    Ken Duke, Boca Raton, Fla., 70-71--141
    Lee Williamson, Crawfordsville, Ind., 71-70--141
    Scott Anderson (a), Columbus, Ohio, 70-71--141
    Stephen Leaney, Southlake, Texas, 70-71--141
    Bob Friend, Pittsburgh, Pa., 72-70--142
    Charley Hoffman, Las Vegas, Nev., 73-69--142
    Chez Reavie, Mesa, Ariz., 72-70--142
    Jordan Cox (a), Redwood City, Calif., 69-73--142
    Kevin Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, 71-71--142
    Mike Austin, Burton, Mich., 70-72--142
    Oscar Alvarez (a), Provo, Utah, 69-73--142
    Ryan Palmer, Plano, Texas, 74-68--142
    Tim Petrovic, Dade City, Fla., 72-70--142
    Andy Sanders, Dallas, Texas, 75-68--143
    Brian Spiva, Mills, Wyo., 69-74--143
    Christopher Baryla, El Paso, Texas, 70-73--143
    Ryan Lavoie, Jupiter, Fla., 71-72--143
    Steve Mulcahy, Lima, Ohio, 72-71--143
    Todd Fischer, Pleasanton, Calif., 72-71--143
    Wilfredo Morales, Dorado, 72-71--143
    William Haas, Reston, Va., 71-72--143
    Blake Sattler (a), New Philadelphia, Ohio, 72-72--144
    Bo Van Pelt, Bixby, Okla., 69-75--144
    Brendon De Jonge, Forest, Va., 71-73--144
    Brennan Webb, Dade City, Fla., 69-75--144
    Charles Warren, Greer, S.C., 72-72--144
    Craig Hicks, Tecumseh, ON, 72-72--144
    Derek Lamely, Ft Myers, Fla., 67-77--144
    Jeremy Anderson, Las Vegas, Nev., 70-74--144
    Jesper Parnevik, Cleveland, Ohio, 75-69--144
    Matt Brost, Austin, Texas, 69-75--144
    Thomas Aiken, London, 70-74--144
    Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio, 74-71--145
    Brett Paquet, St Charles, Mo., 73-72--145
    Charlie Woo (a), Louisville, Ky., 70-75--145
    James Drew, Las Vegas, Nev., 70-75--145
    John Mazza, Beaver Falls, Pa., 73-72--145
    Josh Teater, Lexington, Ohio, 74-71--145
    Paul Azinger, Sarasota, Fla., 70-75--145
    Peter Laws (a), Mississauga, ON, 70-75--145
    Robert Kalinowski, Scottsdale, Ariz., 72-73--145
    Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C., 72-73--145
    Guy Boros, Pompano Beach, Fla., 71-75--146
    Harrison Frazar, Dallas, Texas, 72-74--146
    Vaughn Taylor, Augusta, Ga., 71-75--146
    Alex Cejka, Munich, 70-77--147
    Gregory Boyette, Aiken, S.C., 73-74--147
    Michael Kelley (a), Westerville, Ohio, 72-75--147
    Richard Coughlan, Troy, N.Y., 74-73--147
    Ryan McCann, Crestwood, Ky., 75-72--147
    Shane Prante, Olympia, Wash., 73-74--147
    Anthony Cordes (a), Farmersville, Ohio, 72-76--148
    Daniel Ozley, Pinson, Ala., 75-73--148
    Jason Hartwick, Austin, Texas, 76-72--148
    Rich Morris, Arkadelphia, Ark., 71-77--148
    Ryan Sikora, N Huntingdon, Pa., 72-76--148
    Timothy Metko, Grand Blanc, Mich., 73-75--148
    Warren Pineo, Palm Desert, Calif., 75-73--148
    Brent Goik, Frankenmuth, Mich., 72-77--149
    Jim Zwolak, Dundas, ON, 72-77--149
    Kevin Na, Reston, Va., 71-78--149
    Nathan Smith (a), Brookville, Pa., 74-75--149
    Brad Gibson (a), Lubbock, Texas, 73-77--150
    Buddy Harston, Lexington, Ky., 71-79--150
    Kyle Bradley, North Augusta, S.C., 74-76--150
    Scott Spence, Shorewood, Minn., 72-78--150
    Steven Wheatcroft, Jupiter, Fla., 76-74--150
    Alex Wilson (a), Coral Gables, Fla., 77-74--151
    Andy Matthews, Bonita Springs, Fla., 76-75--151
    Joey Stockton, Salinas, Calif., 75-76--151
    John Moldovan, N Canton, Ohio, 76-75--151
    Nick Lykins, Cincinnati, Ohio, 76-75--151
    Craig Perks, Lafayette, La., 76-76--152
    Mark Balen, Lackawanna, N.Y., 77-75--152
    Dayton Rose (a), Midwest City, Okla., 75-78--153
    Tommy Wiegand (a), Avon Lake, Ohio, 74-79--153
    Steve Paramore (a), Ashland, Ohio, 76-78--154
    Steven B Lee, Columbus, Ohio, 74-80--154
    David Dragoo (a), Scottsdale, Ariz., 78-77--155
    Heath Peters (a), Auburn, Ind., 77-78--155
    Jeff Mallette (a), North Canton, Ohio, 77-78--155
    Joe Hurtuk (a), Bedford, Ohio, 72-83--155
    Sean Farren, Oakmont, Pa., 79-76--155
    Tom Rossoll, Georgetown, Ky., 80-75--155
    Anthony Dietz, Highland, Mich., 78-78--156
    Mike Stone, Maumee, Ohio, 75-81--156
    Peter Sauerbrei (a), Kingston, ON, 79-77--156
    William Jackson (a), Oklahoma City, Okla., 80-76--156
    Reed Darsie (a), Chapel Hill, N.C., 78-79--157
    Roy Vucinich, Moon Twp, Pa., 76-84--160
    Rik Cramer, Xenia, Ohio, 77-86--163
    Aaron Baddeley, Scottsdale, Ariz., 74-WD--WD
    Ben Crane, Westlake, Texas, 78-WD--WD
    Brad Faxon, Barrington, R.I., 76-WD--WD
    Chris Smith, Peru, Ind., 73-WD--WD
    Daniel Chopra, Orlando, Fla., 75-WD--WD
    David Frost, North Palm Beach, Fla., 70-WD--WD
    Harold Wallace, Portsmouth, Ohio, 74-WD--WD
    Josh Dennis (a), Alabaster, Ala., 82-WD--WD
    Mark Calcavecchia, Phoenix, Ariz., 72-WD--WD
    Patrick Williams (a), Hixson, Tenn., 74-WD--WD
    Payton Osborn, Birmingham, Ala., 75-WD--WD

    Double Eagle Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio (17 players for 1 spot):
    Patrick Damron, Orlando, Fla., 68-69--137
    Failed to Qualify
    Kevin Gessino-Kraft, Lakewood, Ohio, 69-68 ' 137 (1st alternate)
    Jeffrey Cuzzort, Detroit, Mich., 70-69'139 (2nd alternate)
    Dirk Ayers, Sarasota, Fla., 69-73'142 (3rd alternate)
    Rett Crowder, Madison, Miss., 69-73'142 (4th alternate)
    Bobby Collins, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 69-76'145
    Chris Noel, Tulsa, Okla., 72-74--146
    Patrick Carter (a), Huntington, W.Va., 77-70--147
    C.J. Gatto (a), Columbus, Ohio, 75-73--148
    Ben Meyers, Australia, 71-77--148
    Dwayne Randall, Chardon, Ohio, 72-77-149
    Chris Yoder, Ashland, Ohio, 74-75'149
    Matt Weibring, Dallas, Texas, 76-73'149
    Matt Wells (a), Lexington, Ky., 73-76--149
    Zoltan Veress, Canada, 75-76--151
    Michael Grant, Radford, Va., 80-76--156
    Shawn Shuster (a), Zanesville, Ohio, DQ

    TPC at Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas (34 players for 2 spots):
    Trip Kuehne (a), Irving, Texas, 68-68'136
    Kyle Willmann, Oklahoma City, Okla., 71-67'138
    Failed to Qualify
    Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 66-72'138 (1st alternate)
    Greg Chalmers, Australia, 71-68'139 (2nd alternate)
    Matt Mocniak, Cedar Park, Texas 68-73'141 (3rd alternate)
    Kevin Dillen, Paris Texas, 72-70'142 (4th alternate)
    Barton Goodwin, Flower Mound, Texas, 67-75'142
    Bruno Buccol, Oklahoma City, Okla., 70-72'142
    Colby Beckstrom, N. Muskegon, Wis., 69-73'142
    Clark Dennis, Ft. Worth, Texas, 76-67'143
    Franklin Hatchett, Dallas, Texas, 70-74'144
    Ryan Hanratty, Plano, Texas, 73-71'144
    Chris Gum, Irving, Texas, 71-74'145
    Dawie Van Der Walt, Beaumont, Texas, 75-70'145
    Kris Cox, Dallas, Texas, 75-70'145
    Matthew Samples, Coppell, Texas, 78-67'145
    Terrence Miskell, New Braunfels, Texas, 71-74'145
    Corbin King, Round Rock, Texas, 75-71'146
    Warren Smith, Magnolia, Texas, 75-71'146
    Andrew Dresser, Carrollton, Texas, 74-73'147
    Dustin Risdon, Canada, 75-72'147
    Tim Hobby, San Antonio, Texas, 72-75'147
    Trent Leon, Sarasota, Fla., 71-76'147
    Dusty Smith, The Woodland, Texas, 76-72'148
    Jon Babich, Lewisville, Texas, 79-70'149
    Michael Connell, Richardson, Texas, 72-77'149
    Jim Bob Jackson, Denton, Texas, 77-74'151
    Andrew Tredway, Plano, Texas, 75-77'152
    Clarke Kincaid, Trophy Club, Texas, 76-76'152
    Sumin Yu, Pasadena, Texas, 75-77'152
    Jay Reynolds, Austin, Texas, 77-77'154
    Johnathan Vega, Austin, Texas, 79-75'154
    Lance Lopez, Missouri City, Texas, 78-77'155
    Robert Leopold, Warwick, R.I., 84-73--157

    TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash. (17 players for 1 spot):
    Troy Kelly, Bremerton, Wash., 70-68'138
    Failed to Qualify
    James Lepp, Seattle, Wash., 72-72'144 (1st Alternate)
    David Lebeck, Beaverton, Ore., 71-73'144 (2nd Alternate)
    Mark Worthington, Kirkland, Wash., 74-71'145 (3rd Alternate)
    Trevar Matheson, Canada, 71-75'146 (4th Alternate)
    Miller Lawrence Barber, Clinton, Mont., 71-76'147
    Joel Skarbo, Seattle, Wash., 71-78'149
    Joe Lanza, Bainbridge Island, Wash., 76-74'150
    Ryan Benzel, Seattle, Wash., 77-73'150
    Bill Winter, Portland, Ore., 79-75'154
    James Kureluk, Calgary, AB, 75-80'155
    David Talcott, Kent, Wash., 79-77'156
    Alex Williams, Vancouver, Wash., 78-79'157
    Gregory McAuley, Canada, 78-79'157
    Trevor Fox, Oakesdale, Wash., 81-78'159
    Carl Johnsen, Gresham, Ore., 79-84'163
    Zack Shriver, Marysville, Wash., 78-86'164
    Robert Garza, Bend, Ore., 85-86--171
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    Ciganda, S.Y. Kim share lead in Shanghai

    By Associated PressOctober 20, 2018, 9:28 am

    SHANGHAI - Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai.

    Ciganda carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-4 18th to finish tied with overnight leader Kim at 11-under 205. Kim shot a 71 with four bogeys and five birdies.

    Ciganda is attempting to win her third LPGA title and first since the 2016 season, when she won two tournaments in a one-month span. Kim is chasing her eighth career LPGA win and second title of the 2018 season.

    ''I want to win because I didn't win last year,'' Ciganda said. ''I love playing in Asia. It's good for long hitters, playing quite long, so I'm quite comfortable.''

    Full-field scores from the Buick LPGA Shanghai

    Angel Yin also birdied the final hole for a 68 and was a further stroke back with Brittany Altomare (69), Danielle Kang (71) and Ariya Jutanugarn (71).

    Yin and Altomare have yet to break through for their first LPGA win. A win in Shanghai would make either player the ninth first-time winner of the 2018 season, which would tie 2016 for the third highest number of first-time winners in a season in LPGA history.

    ''I love competing,'' Yin said. ''That's why I'm playing, right? I'm excited to be in contention again going into Sunday.''

    Local favorite Yu Liu was seventh after offsetting a lone bogey with four birdies for a 69.

    Paula Creamer also shot a 69 and shared eighth at 8 under with Minjee Lee (70) and Bronte Law (71).

    The tournament is the second of five being played in South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan in the LPGA's annual Asian swing.

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    Koepka's pursuers have no illusions about catching him

    By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 8:50 am

    Ahead by four, wielding his driver like Thor's hammer, Brooks Koepka is 18 holes from his third victory in five months and his first ascent to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

    The tournament isn't over. No one is handing him the trophy and updating the OWGR website just yet. But it will likely take some combination of a meltdown and low round from someone in the chase pack to prevent a Koepka coronation Sunday in South Korea.

    Thirteen under for the week, the three-time major champion will start the final round four shots ahead of his playing partners, Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy, and five ahead of six more players at minus-8.

    As is his nature, Poulter figures to be undaunted. The 42-year-old is fresh off a Sunday singles victory over Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup and in the midst of a career renaissance, having broken a five-year winless drought earlier this year. In one sense, it's Europe vs. the United States again, but this isn't match play, and Koepka, a guy who doesn't need a head start, has spotted himself a four-shot advantage.

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    "Tomorrow I'm going to need to make a few birdies. Obviously Brooks is in cruise control right now and obviously going to need a shoot a low one," Poulter conceded. "Do what I'm doing, just enjoy [it]. Obviously try and make as many birdies as I can and see how close we get."

    Perez, in the group at 8 under par, isn't giving up, but like Poulter, he's aware of the reality of his situation.

    "We're chasing Brooks, who of course obviously is playing phenomenally," he said. "A lot of the long hitters now when they get in contention, they hit that driver and they're really hard to catch. I'm not worried about it too much. It's going to be harder for me tomorrow than him, so I'm going to try and go out and just do my thing, hit some shots, hopefully hit some close and make some putts and we'll see. I don't expect him to come backwards, but hopefully I can try to go catch him."

    Gary Woodland, also 8 under par, summed up the predicament best when he alluded to Koepka's perhaps advantageously aloof demeanor.

    "You obviously want to get off to a good start and put pressure on him as soon as you can," he said. "You know, Brooks doesn't seem like he cares too much, and he's playing so good, so you're going to have to go out and post a number."

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    Koepka has his chance 'to earn' his way to No. 1

    By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 8:09 am

    There won't need to be any wonky math involved. He won't have to settle for finally reaching the the top via some kind of mathematical reset while he's sitting at home on the couch (or more likely working out in the gym).

    No, Brooks Koepka on Sunday in South Korea will have a chance to ascend to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking the way every player would most want to - with a victory.

    On the strength of a bogey-free round of 5-under 67 Saturday, Koepka will enter the final round of the CJ Cup four clear of Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy, with six more players five behind.

    The tournament is Koepka's to lose, and so too is the No. 1 ranking. So long as Justin Thomas doesn't somehow defend his title from 12 shots back, Koepka can supplant Dustin Johnson atop the rankings with a win or a solo second-place finish.

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    "It was something I wanted to do. I always wanted to become World No. 1 in a week that I was playing," Koepka said Saturday. "I thought like I could really earn it and not have a week off where it just so happens that you bump up. No, it would be very special, and to do it here would be nice and hopefully get to world No. 1 and cap it off with a win, I don't think there would be much better."

    It would be a fitting end to this breakthrough year for Koepka, who successfully defended his U.S. Open title and then added his third major victory at the PGA Championship en route to claiming the PGA Tour's Player of the Year Award. Oddly enough, considering his status a three-time major winner and an impending No. 1, this would be Koepka's fifth Tour victory but only his second in a non-major; his only regular Tour win to date was his first, at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    "My confidence has always been pretty high," Koepka said. "Anytime you can win three majors you're going to be feeling pretty good about yourself. To do what I've done over the last two years has been special, but I'm looking to build on that."

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    Koepka ahead by four, with No. 1 ranking in his grasp

    By Nick MentaOctober 20, 2018, 5:48 am

    Following a closing birdie and a third-round 67 at Nine Bridges, Brooks Koepka will take a four-shot lead over Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy into final round of the CJ Cup. Here's how Koepka separated himself from the field in South Korea.

    Leaderboard: Koepka (-13), Piercy (-9), Poulter (-9), Rafa Cabrera Bello (-8), Cameron Smith (-8), Jaime Lovemark (-8), Pat Perez (-8), Gary Woodland (-8), Chez Reavie (-8)

    What it means: Koepka is in search of his fifth PGA Tour victory and – believe it or not – only his second non-major. The three-time major champion’s only other win came all the way back in February 2015, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. One off the lead to start the day, Koepka opened with eight straight pars and birdied Nos. 9 and 10 to take the outright lead at 10 under par. He added three more circles at 14, 17 and 18 to close out a bogey-free round of 5 under and go ahead by ahead by four. He'll be chased on Sunday by Piercy, a four-time PGA Tour winner who won the Zurich Classic earlier this year alongside Billy Horschel, and by Poulter, who ended a five-year worldwide winless drought back in April and is coming off a 2-2 performance at the Ryder Cup, with a Sunday singles victory over current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Speaking of which, unless Justin Thomas finds a way to win this tournament from 12 back, Koepka will for the first time ascend to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win or a solo second-place finish.

    Round of the day: After contending last week at the CIMB, Shubankhar Sharma rebounded from opening rounds of 74 and 75 with a nine-birdie, 8-under 64 to move up 45 spots into a tie for 26th through 54 holes.

    Best of the rest: Four players – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ted Potter Jr., Jason Day and Brendan Steele – shot 7-under 65 Saturday. Day played his first four holes in 2 over and his final 14 in 9 under.

    Biggest disappointment: The only previous winner of this event, world No. 4 Justin Thomas entered the week with a chance to take back the No. 1 ranking with a successful title defense. But rounds of 73-70-72 have him 1 under for the week. Thomas played his back nine in 1 over Saturday with six pars, a birdie, a quadruple bogey and a closing eagle.

    Shot of the day: Koepka flying his tee shot 330 yards to the front edge of the green at the par-4 14th and going on to two-putt for birdie.